Throttle Cables


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Throttle Cables

Postby Newwinger » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:21 am



I recently needed to remove my right side grip and in the process saw that one of the cables had broke right at the smal cylinder that secures it in place. I'm new with motorcyles and didn't know there would be 2 throttle cables. After some minor research I think it's the Push cable (the cable is pushed in as I rotate the throttle down). The Pull cable had one strand break when I reassembled the unit (this was so I wouldn't lose any parts; I don't plan to ride until this is fixed).
Anyone have experience in replacing these cables? Any snafus I should be aware of? I'm replacing both since the Pull cable is showing signs that it won't last. Thanks in advance for any and all input.


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Re: Throttle Cables

Postby MJSantos » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:39 pm

Check this section out in the how too's It's really not that hard. What some of the folks have done including myself is to route the last few inches outside of the frame. This has two usefull purposes. One is that the bend radius is reduced at the carb end and the second is it makes it easier if you have to pull the carbs.

How to replace your throttle cables

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Re: Throttle Cables

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:49 pm

You're exactly right, it's the push cable that has broken. If it was the pull cable, you wouldn't be able to work the throttle on your bike.

Replacing them is not too touch, follow the steps in that tutorial and you should have no problems. You're already halfway there having had the handgrip apart.

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Re: Throttle Cables

Postby Newwinger » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:55 am

Thanks for the replies!
The parts are on their way. I'll post again when I finish the repair. With the Tech note and photos, I'm sure to do it right. Thanks again for a great site! :D


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