Love/Hate relationship


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gnarlyroad
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Love/Hate relationship

Postby gnarlyroad » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:13 am



So there I am, riding a long on a partially restored dream and whammo. Damn I love this bike, that is until something else needs re/re. Anybody know if OEM parts are still available for a 77 gl1000 throttle cable.
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Re: Love/Hate relationship

Postby MJSantos » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:24 am

Looks like BikeBandit has them.

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Re: Love/Hate relationship

Postby thrasherg » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:01 pm

Not to be rude, but most cables give plenty of warning before they break, they will always start to fray at one end (it's relatively simple to check them) and become stiff. If you have a bike this old, I would think it would be good practice to check all electrical connections for corrossion (every couple of months), and check all cables (both ends every couple of months) for fraying and lubricate them. Then grease a few other points on the frame (brake lever pivots, swing arm pivots and wheel axles (even steering bearings)) and you should be fine. I realise it's alway a nuisance when something breaks, but the older a vehicle becomes the better your preventative checks need to be to avoid these situations. Cables are one of the easiest things to check.. I like your fix, it makes it look like a real iron horse with a set of reins!! :lol:

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Re: Love/Hate relationship

Postby gnarlyroad » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:00 pm

Sorry, no warning. I checked these as I checked all connections when I lubed the cables. The soldering holding the cable in place gave way allowing the cable to slide thru the retainer. There was no fraying or even any worn spots. On looking at the cable after it looks almost brand new. no rust or worn spots. Just the solder. :oops:
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Re: Love/Hate relationship

Postby thrasherg » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:22 pm

That really was unlucky!! I have never heard of the solder nipples coming off, but you definately wouldn't get any warning. Glad you managed to get the bike back home. Are you going to replace the cable or fit a solderless nipple to the existing cable (as it isn't frayed)? The nipple would be cheaper and easier as you don't have to reroute the new cable!! but might not be as reliable as a new cable. Just trying to throw out options. Hopefully this will be the last nasty surprise for a long time to come..

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Re: Love/Hate relationship

Postby gnarlyroad » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:11 pm

:oops: Before I knew what I was doing I had the cable itself drawn into the covering and then it wouldn't go back. Have already removed the cable but have discovered the screws holding the killswitch/throttle housing have the heads stripped. :( Have found a new pull throttle cable that is supposed to be here tomorrow(Fri.). Would be nice to have it fixed.
I do realize that I should replace both , but have only located the one cable.
solderless cable holder sounds like something I better investigate, thanks for the info. :)
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Re: Love/Hate relationship

Postby thrasherg » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:56 am

I always have one in my toolkit as they can be really usefull for emergency roadside repairs!! They are meant to be temporary!! :lol:

Good luck..




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