The owner's manual says this should be done by a qualified technician. This is probably because of the difficult access to the cables under the tank. There is quite a bit of adjustment that can be made at the handlebar end however. You should only need to go under the tank if this range is insufficient. The free play specification is 3-5mm or 0.12-0.20 in. at the throttle grip.
Personally, I have adjusted the cables for almost no free play in the grip.
As stated in the above pages, to adjust the free play at the handlebar end:
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To adjust at the carburetor end:
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When lowering tank remember to switch fuel petcock back to ON first. Make sure the fuel tank hold down bolt is properly torqued to 10 Nm, 7.2 lb-ft.
After adjusting the throttle cable free play, make sure the engine idle speed does not change as you move the handlebars from right to left.
Another Excellent Article on Throttle Cable Adjustment can be Found Here
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Last Updated: 02-19-2003
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