Help with installing throttle

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by normini, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. normini

    normini New Member

    Do you start with carburetor side first or throttle twist grip? Either way cable seems to be too short to connect on other end. Must be a certin procedure that I can't figure out. Any help appreciated.

  2. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member

    I have read a few posts on here with the throttle cable being too short from the get go...

    When I set mine up, I secured the throttle inside the carb first, and then ran it up to the throttle grip.

    Even on mine, it was a challenge to get it in there, thought for sure it was too short.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I usually put on throttle lever or grip first
    then work back to the engine

    since it sounds as if you may be short
    no excess hanging at bars ect

    if it's just a little to short
    can you cut off some of the cable houseing - is there enough lenth ?
    taking the cable out - first of course

    but - the inside cable must at least be able to make it to your engine

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  4. normini

    normini New Member

    Thanks for the reply mountinman. That sounds like a good idea. I would only have to cut of about an inch of the outer cable. Wounder if you can buy those metal jackets they crimp on the end to dress it up a bit. Mybe won't even need one. Nice forum. Keep up the good work.
  5. terrence

    terrence Member

    All bike shops stock and sell the ends for a $ dime. There are a few diff sizes so take a piece of the cable with you. Ive purchased lot of them from there. terrence
  6. normini

    normini New Member

    Do you have to have a special crimping tool?
  7. terrence

    terrence Member

    Nope, you can use a wire snip and pinch ever so slightly. Most times there
    tight and push on snug without crimping.
  8. normini

    normini New Member

    Thanks terrence. Got the throttle installed. Looks good and feels like I think it should. I can't get along with out this forum. I really enjoy it
  9. MyPC8MyBrain

    MyPC8MyBrain New Member

    I just built one where the throttle housing was not finished correctly. Had to drill out the excess plastic in the part that the cable comes through or I wasn't able to connect the cable.

    The area above the threaded hole where the cable comes through needs to be clear for the handle to rotate back far enough.

    Had to ponder that one for a bit to figure out what was wrong.

    Standard Chineese quality control... there is none.
  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes - and for that final touch

    just a little bit of grease on those cable slide points

    because - usually - that's the exact point - where a cable will start to show wear

    makes for long cable life..

    so we can -----

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman