throttle cables


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throttle cables

Postby m2102 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:57 am



i have been thinking of replacing my throttle cables instead of lubing them. i'm sure they have never been changed and probably lubed either. they don't feel like they move as free as when i got my bike, seem a little"sticky"when leaving from a stop. does anyone have a link to show how to replace them? checked the site and didn't find anything. thanks for the help in advance



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Re: throttle cables

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:15 am

m2102 wrote:i have been thinking of replacing my throttle cables instead of lubing them. i'm sure they have never been changed and probably lubed either. they don't feel like they move as free as when i got my bike, seem a little"sticky"when leaving from a stop. does anyone have a link to show how to replace them? checked the site and didn't find anything. thanks for the help in advance


Depends on how long you're willing to wait. I've got a broken push cable right now on my 1500, and I've got two brand new cables sitting in a box waiting to be installed. It's just down to me finding a bit of time to get the job done, and to document it/write it up. How soon are you looking to do the job? :)

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Re: throttle cables

Postby m2102 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:27 am

i'm not really in a great rush to do the switch. i am only just now "feeling"a bit of a difference in the action of the throttle. just been noticing a slite lack of responce when leaving from a stop. i look forward to your how to's, they are very well described and rite now ,worth the wait. if i do see an increase in a problem i will post and hope for guidence. thanks for everything

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Re: throttle cables

Postby TennX » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:32 am

With all due respect to this forum, Steve Saunders forum has a few write ups, I read about a tip on replacing ...before you pull the old cables out, tie the new ones to the old ones so when you remove they will follow the same path on install...I will be doing a replacement myself just for peace O mind and look forward to WA's always informative write ups...good luck
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Re: throttle cables

Postby m2102 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:41 am

mite take a look at it over there. i really get the most bang for the buck here and not pressed for needing it done as of now. we'll see how it plays out. WA has put on a couple how to's i have asked about and liked what i saw.

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Re: throttle cables

Postby TennX » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:46 am

m2102 wrote:mite take a look at it over there. i really get the most bang for the buck here and not pressed for needing it done as of now. we'll see how it plays out. WA has put on a couple how to's i have asked about and liked what i saw.


With out a doubt, I think Ive read all of them and it makes owning the 1500 a whole lot easier...my thinking was just some reading while we wait for him to do another "How To"..... :mrgreen:
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Re: throttle cables

Postby bob-o » Mon May 25, 2015 7:02 pm

I hit a backroad pothole today that put about a foot of air between my butt and the seat. Fortunately I was hanging on like a rodeo bullrider. Unfortunately my throttle cable snapped right at the upper end. I rode home 55 miles with the cable wrapped around needlenosed vicegrips. I need to replace or fix now. Is this going to be a disassemble half the bike job? It usually is. I have never even seen the carbs so I have no idea where the other end is. Youtube only has vids on soldering the ends of cables. HELP! Oh yeah, stay out of Susquehanna County PA. Hands down the worst roads I have ever traveled.




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