throttle cable


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glasshead
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throttle cable

Postby glasshead » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:46 pm



I was having issues with my throttle and decided to take the grip off to get to the cables and oil them. I put some light oil down the cable sheath. When I pulled on the cable on the side closest to me to help the oil seep down, it came out in my hand. The cable has rusted completely through about 6 inches down.

I don't see any how to's to replace them. :?: Can you slide a new cable in the sheath, or do I have to replace the whole thing?



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Re: throttle cable

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:38 pm

Replace the whole thing, install the new cable in before removing the old one so that you get it routed correctly. It wouldn't hurt to pre-lube the new cable with graphite before installing it. 8-)
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Re: throttle cable

Postby glasshead » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:57 am

Thanx. Is there any adjustment required?

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Re: throttle cable

Postby redial » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:19 pm

You could also consider "white lithium grease" to lubricate the cable. But I concur with RoadRogue that it is better to replace the cable and the outer.
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Re: throttle cable

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:55 am

RoadRogue wrote:Replace the whole thing, install the new cable in before removing the old one so that you get it routed correctly. It wouldn't hurt to pre-lube the new cable with graphite before installing it. 8-)


Better than that: Connect the end of the new cable to the end of the old cable. Then pull the old cable out. It will pull the new cable into place, and you'll be guaranteed that the routing is exactly correct.




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