Throttle cables on grips


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Throttle cables on grips

Postby bohdan » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:13 am



Greetings Goldwingers. I have a 93 Aspencade and my starter switch is getting worse and worse. I CDC'd the crap out of it and it is a daily routine to "unstuck" them. I realize there is way to clean the starter switch, but how does one take the cables off the throttle sleeve? There doesn't seem to be any give to stretch it over the thing a ma jiggers.........Mighty obliged.



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Re: Throttle cables on grips

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:36 am

There is an adjuster underneath, where you can loosen the jam nut and turn the adjuster. This will shorten the overall cable length and give you the free play you need:

Throttle cable adjuster
Throttle cable adjuster


When you put it back together, make sure you set the throttle free play correctly:

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Throttle adjustment

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Re: Throttle cables on grips

Postby bohdan » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:36 pm

Thanks Wingadmin. I will give it some slack and see if I can make it come off. Thanks again.

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Re: Throttle cables on grips

Postby Mh434 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:39 pm

It's fun getting them back on - a pair of right-angled needle-nose pliers helps a lot.

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Re: Throttle cables on grips

Postby bohdan » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:54 pm

Thanks. I better go to Harbor Freight and get a pair. That would be handy anyhow.

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Re: Throttle cables on grips

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:58 pm

bohdan wrote:Thanks. I better go to Harbor Freight and get a pair. That would be handy anyhow.


Just be careful not to nick any of the cables - you don't want one of those strands breaking free and then causing the others to wear and break, leaving you stranded miles from home with a broken throttle cable.

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Re: Throttle cables on grips

Postby Mh434 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:39 pm

Yup - and even a single broken strand will cause drag, throttle stiffness, etc...until the inevitable failure.

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Re: Throttle cables on grips

Postby bohdan » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:20 am

Hey Wing Admin,

My doo hicky has a plastic sleeve. Is it easy to slide this down the cable without tearing it or breaking it? Which locknut do I have to loosen ? It appears that there are two. Guessing the one next to the barrel? Mighty obliged.

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Re: Throttle cables on grips

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:49 pm

bohdan wrote:Hey Wing Admin,

My doo hicky has a plastic sleeve. Is it easy to slide this down the cable without tearing it or breaking it? Which locknut do I have to loosen ? It appears that there are two. Guessing the one next to the barrel? Mighty obliged.


If I remember correctly, you loosen both locknuts, then rotate the outer sleeve part so that it goes into the long hexagonal piece.

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Re: Throttle cables on grips

Postby bohdan » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:09 am

It worked. Yes you have to loosen both locknuts. There is a ferrile that needs to be "screwed in". got it short enough where the throttle cables could come off. Bingo..... Cleaned my starter switch and even that works. its Christmas!!!!.




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