I need shorter throttle cables, which ones to get?


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I need shorter throttle cables, which ones to get?

Postby Lastwachter » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:05 am



I replaced the handlebars on my 1978 GL1000 with shorter straighter bars. Now, the throttle cables need to loop out and make a much more severe turn going around to the left side of the bike and because of this, they do not slide as easy. So it looks like I need shorter cables so the turn is at less of an angle. My question is, how do I go about this? How do I guarantee that they will fit my GL1000 since they obviously won't be designed specifically for the bike?

Thanks for your help guys as always.

Ryan



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Re: I need shorter throttle cables, which ones to get?

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:18 am

Lastwachter wrote:I replaced the handlebars on my 1978 GL1000 with shorter straighter bars. Now, the throttle cables need to loop out and make a much more severe turn going around to the left side of the bike and because of this, they do not slide as easy. So it looks like I need shorter cables so the turn is at less of an angle. My question is, how do I go about this? How do I guarantee that they will fit my GL1000 since they obviously won't be designed specifically for the bike?


I had to do this for my wife's bike, only I needed longer cables, not shorter, as I had modified her handlebars. I ordered a custom set from Motion Pro:

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/custom/

Their site explains how to determine exactly what to order custom cables. They made my cables custom to match, and they worked great.

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Re: I need shorter throttle cables, which ones to get?

Postby Lastwachter » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:24 am

Thanks for the advice.


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