Throttle cable trouble????

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Neufcruz, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    image.jpg image.jpg ok. Had trouble with stock throttle and cable working/fitting correctly. Went and bought this throttle and comes with supplied cable. What am I doing wrong. Cable is connected at throttle as should be. I think. But then there is not enough slack on other end to feed through guide, connect to inside of carb. What am I doing wrong. Pic of connected throttle and end of cable and top of carb/ metal tube guide.
    Help!!!!
    Thanks
    Mike
     

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    if both ends of cable aren't swedged with something, then you could shorten the outer easily - if swedged on both ends, you'd need to shorten outer, remove one swedged part and add some kind of knarp to affix the end
     
  3. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    Get rid of that metal stork on the carby just use the nut thing on the end of it. I had the same problem so I just got rid of all the cable adjustments
     
  4. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    How's that frame go? Is it the same as the one on eBay?
     
  5. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    I went ahead and cut the end off and ran longer inner cable through sleev3. Now need to put the small end back on that will fit in that piece in carb. Wonder if cycle shop can or has these little ends.
    Sky ash- unfortunately I cut before I read your post. It came with a smaller stork but still was short. Maybe because I also switched to a Dullar carb???? I don't know. Everything is an issue with this thing. Lol
    If I can't connect new cable then will go buy new one and remove stork.
    Thanks
    Mike
     
  6. Arty

    Arty Active Member

    I had the same problem, and resolved it by shortening the outer cable sheath. It is usually possible to remove the swaged on end, and re-use it.
    I have found the best way to cut the sheath is with a cut-off wheel on a Dremel tool, being careful not to knick the inner cable.
    In the end though, I am very happy with the new set-up. The 1/4 turn twist really makes the throttle response seem way better, even though technically you haven't changed it. Also, you don't have to re-position your grip to grab a handful of throttle in a hurry.
     
  7. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    I cut the end off that connects to carb and ran a longer cable through steel raided sleeve. Now hoping a shop can put a small end on that will allow to connect to piece in carb. Otherwise I guess I'll have to pick up a new cable and remove the Long adjuster attached to carb.
    Why do they sell you a cable not long enough?
    Mike
     
  8. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    You can probably use it like it is if you think the end is smooth not going to cut the cable . And I think the cable is from a stock carby thay just put it or use it with hp ones think I got one or 2 to fit got rid of the handle bar adjustment and half or more of the carby one. I did get a motor with that carby and the cable was longer just once
     
  9. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    in future, cut the end that goes in the throttle, as that piece is usually easier to fit on (and won't go into engine if it comes off)
     
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  10. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    Well, I went to a bike shop, motorcycle shop and no one has the small end crimp that goes on carb side. Tomorrow I will go and buy new cable and hopefully be able to remove adjustment pieces to make work.
    Starting to get frustrated with this project.
     
  11. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    if you search around, you'll see tips on soldering solid copper phone cord wire to the cable, but as mentioned, if it fails, it's in your motor
     
  12. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    I went and bought another cable. The steel braided one. Removed the "stork" adjustment guide to carb and works fine, theoretically! Who knows once fired up!
    Used the old steel braided sleeve for the clutch cable to have a nice match. (See clutch ? Post)
    image.jpg image.jpg
     
  13. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    Looks nice wish I had cable like that
     
  14. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    Not the 1st time I've heard that!
    $5.00 for the whole cable. 1 came with throttle.
     
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