Throttle Return Spring- Job
Well, by luck the Clymer came yesterday and I did my first ever Tupperwarependectomy of the left side. Actually fairly easy and no real surprises.
The engine compartment was dusty but fairly clean, meaning no oil or greasy oily dusty goobers (technical term).
The Throttle Return Spring was easy enough to get to, and after two dozen tries with various spring retaining devices, ranging from monofiliment which seemed pretty risky to paper clip and needle nose vice grips then the heavier twine loop and vicegrip combo, plus the old screwdriver with a notch filed in the end- i got it.
Reassembly went smoothly and the test ride felt great.
Any other newbies out there with ever-growing right forearms who need a break- I suggest a trip through the archives on the subject, or drop me a line.
A fairly easy mod which I perceive to be a good improvement. Warning- Safety Issue at hand here- you do not want to remove too much tension lest the throttle not close properly. Mine is still snappy, without being a beast about it.