Throttle cables replacement


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agedbikeman
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Throttle cables replacement

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Hi Guys, I'm in the middle of replacing my throttle cables 1995 Aspencade due to a broken pull cable, just checking the route and freedom before I pull them but the PUSH cable won't move, then I came across this silver and black box attached to the left side of the frame about level with the L/H glove box that the PUSH cable appears to go through.
See photo below, I'm pointing to it with a screwdriver so you can see what I mean.

This is it
This is it

What on earth is it, cannot get a good look at it but appeard to have some electrical cables going to the box aswell. cannot see how it comes off of the frame but it's not solid to the frame, does move a bit. looks like it may have to be only a pull cable replacement.

can't find it on any of the drawings or in my Haynes manual.

Anyone got any Ideas?

Thanks in advance
Alex


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Re: Throttle cables replacement

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SOLVED, after searching the internet, I found it's the cruise control cancel switch attached to the push throttle cable to cancel the cruise when you close the throttle that extra bit.

Now all that's left is to find out how to get into it.

Alex
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Re: Throttle cables replacement

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Is it possible to take the cable loose at the carbs and pull the assembly out to where you can get to it?
Try to learn from the mistakes of others..... you won't live long enough to make them all yourself!
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Re: Throttle cables replacement

Post by agedbikeman »

Thanks Swagonmaster, but I have already disconected the throttle cables at both ends, there are in fact 3 throttle cables, the push cable is split into 2, joined by a plastic rotating disc which operates a switch to cancel to cruise control, another example of over design. You're supposed to completely remove the fairing to get to the front bolt on this switch unit, but for some reason my one was very loose, so with nimble fingers and cunning use of tools not meant for the job I managed to get it off.

I am carefully documenting and photographing this cable change operation and when completed will do a HOW TO write up on it.

Thanks for your input.
Alex


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