lack of tension in my cables causes tension in my head!!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by lucky13, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. lucky13

    lucky13 New Member


    once again I need some advice.
    I almost have my MB almost finished.

    My new problem...

    There is to much slack in my throttle cable.
    I'm not sure what to do at this point.

    I feel I should not cut the cable to make it shorter.
    Wouldn't it cripple the continuity of the cable?
    That and I don't have a new cable press(sorry for the lack of terminology)
    to put on after i cut it.

    There has to be a better way that I haven't thought of.
    I don't think adjusting the bolts at this point would help.
    The cable comes out of the housing when i rotate the throttle...
    So ladies and gents... please help.

    I just want to ride my bike!!

  2. biken stins

    biken stins Member

    You can get cable end at some hardware stores,Ace? Bicycle and motorcycle repair shops sometimes carry them.
    Ask if they repair cables. Watch them so you can do it the next time.
    Good luck.
  3. lucky13

    lucky13 New Member

    Thanks Biken Stins.
    I was hoping this was an easy fix that i was looking over,
    but i guess it my only choice to take it somewhere.
    I really hate having to go to someone else to fix what i should be able to.
    Asking for advice is no problem.
    Thanks again.
  4. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    it can be frustrating, but i think we need more info., its very unusual.
  5. lucky13

    lucky13 New Member


    Thanks for the help.
    When I turn the throttle, there is no return on the cable.
    I have to manually turn the throttle back to let off the gas.
    When I do this, the metal fitting on the cable comes out of the housing on the throttle probably more than a 1/4 inch. so either my throttle is wide open...or nothing at all.
    I have tinkered with this all day. I just cant seem to get it right....tight.

    Good news though! I started my motor for the first time tonight.
    Let me tell ya, it ran great. No sputtering, no hesitation.
    I got it up to about 30 mph not even full throttle.
    Man I cant wait untill its right.
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    just a thought

    just a thought
    break that THING in a little before hitting top speed
  7. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I hope I'm understanding this right, lucky13.

    It sounds to me as though your throttle cable is okay and that the real problem is that you do not have it properly hooked up to the "barrel slide".

    You say that there is no return spring action and that the cable end pops out of the carburetor when you twist the throttle. Is that right?

    Now my problem is going to be how to explain in words how that is assembled.

    But reading your last post a bit more, it's beginning to sound like the return spring is missing. Can that be it?
  8. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    could it be the cable adjuster on the carb is missing and is the adjuster on the handle screwed all the way out?