Killswitch/throttle cables


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Killswitch/throttle cables

Postby gnarlyroad » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:41 pm



:( I have successfully re+re the throttle cable which broke on me 2 days ago. That was easier than I expected( to change the throttle cables) and frustrating because of some stripped srcews. I even got that sorted out after a little storm braining and some drills. But damn, I'm stomped cause no the bike won't start. All the wires seem in place and tight; those I can see without totally stripping the switch. Well at least I assume its the switch). I've sprayed the connections clean with brake fluid and agitated the start and kill switchs.The lights come on, when I depress the start button the lights dim( I think they're supposed too). But then nothing , nada, zip. Like I say stumped and stomped. Anybody got any clues.


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Re: Killswitch/throttle cables

Postby gnarlyroad » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:37 pm

This is the culprit. A short ( what color, I'm color blind) wire leading to the start button. If I knew the color I might be able to ( if its ground( :idea: ) I might be able to fix. tight spot tho. Any one know if the starter button wire has any room to move in the handle bar. Would be nice if I could pull it out just a little.
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Re: Killswitch/throttle cables

Postby gnarlyroad » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:38 am

Thought I was going to have to pull an all nighter. Managed to get the switch fixed tho. Joined the wire to another one to lengthen the broken wire then soldered that to the connection. Hope it lasts. Will take it for a short ride tomorrow and see. :D
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Re: Killswitch/throttle cables

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:58 pm

I've found a few wires gone bad like that on my bike, and a lot of times I'll just pull it out and replace it altogether. Glad you managed to figure it out!

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Re: Killswitch/throttle cables

Postby gnarlyroad » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:24 pm

:D I did get it figured out and took it for a 200 mile spin to check it out. Excellent day. :lol:


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