my carby cable

Discussion in 'Performance Mods' started by gothicguy64, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. gothicguy64

    gothicguy64 Member

    i have a problem

    my old carby cable which was made by RSE an is 42 inch long fits the plastic throttle ..

    but when i try to fit the metal sbp throttle i ordered the 35 inch the carby end is too short ..

    i know how to trim outer but how do i afix a end stop for a dellorto ..

    im thinkin of a splitcut sinker an trim to fit
    bikes only use ali cable stops


  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    A split cut sinker will eventually slip off of the end of the control wire.
    I learned this trick from the "other" forum:
    At the desired spot, wrap the control wire with a length of bare copper wire such as telephone wire to approximately the proper diameter that the stop needs to be.
    Dip the wrapped control wire in an acid free flux (modern plumber's flux works fine).
    Heat the wrapped stop with a propane or butane torch and solder the copper wrap to the control wire with SILVER bearing solder. Do not use electrical solder as it will fail over time. File, sand, or grind any excess material down so you get a proper sized and finished end stop.
  3. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    yes, this will work and make sure that you use silver solder and flux. I've done this exact same thing to shorten my throttle cable.
    i actually made a clutch cable end for my 66 triumph using this same method and it has been in service for over 10 years.