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Bamsambo
post Aug 31 2015, 12:36 PM
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I put the steel braided cables on my bike about 8 years ago and now the throttle cable broke. Got parts ordered but I want them NOW!
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post Aug 31 2015, 04:19 PM
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You fo sur it's the cable? I thought Seth broke his throttle cable on the Dyna last year and it turned out to be where the cable attached to the Kuryakyn grips. Dealer said it was a common thing with Kuryakyn grips.
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post Aug 31 2015, 04:48 PM
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Yea Buck, it's the cable. The end came off. I've already taken it apart.
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post Aug 31 2015, 06:03 PM
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Well at least you got 8 good years out of it....

Might as well swap out the clutch too....

But, I'm sure you already thought of that.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Sep 1 2015, 06:15 PM
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I replaced one on the roadside once. Bummed a ride to an Indy and back. No mans hands will fit in there, Sammy. Gawd that was a pain.
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post Sep 1 2015, 06:58 PM
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post Sep 4 2015, 08:08 AM
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John, I do remember getting a text from you. Sorry I didn't respond. Thanks.


I had some chrome flaking off of the controls and levers so I decided to replace most of it. I replaced everything on the bars except the grips and mirrors. It's nice to have cables that I can actually adjust. The old cable broke but it was stretched so much that I had about a quarter of a turn in slack that I couldn't adjust out. Now everything is like it should be. I'm happy.
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post Sep 4 2015, 06:22 PM
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You know we like shiiiiinnnneeeeeyyyyy things....

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post Sep 4 2015, 08:34 PM
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Memories memories. Bunch of years ago we were in the middle of no where at a biker joint called The Deer Lodge. Guy came in with a broken throttle cable. We took the return cable off and put it on the pull side. There was enough spring pull to close the throttle and get him home. Too bad I don't drink, saw him there a couple weeks later and could have put on a major drunk.... on him.




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post Sep 5 2015, 08:16 AM
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I made a 500 mile run home one time with the return cable broke. Took it easy and made it home ok and when I went to check it the next day the pull cable snapped while at the house, got lucky on that one!
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post Sep 5 2015, 08:38 AM
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When I was a teenager I had a Kawasaki 750 two stroke, fast damn bike but not so great in the turns, anyhow myself and a friend took a cruise to the Oregon coast about a 60 mile ride and I broke the lead part that attaches the cable to the grip off just after arriving.
With only a couple of dollars to our names and no other way to get home I cut the cable sheathing back about a foot and wrapped the throttle cable around a t bar that went through a spark plug wrench and secured it with electrical tape.
Rode home through the mountains holding that damn wrench almost at the carberators.

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post Sep 8 2015, 07:22 AM
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post Sep 8 2015, 10:05 AM
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I remember a broken throttle cable on my ol' Honda 350. Rode it the 50 miles home using a vise grip on the broken end.
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post Sep 8 2015, 04:09 PM
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Over on the trike board one of the trike boards a new rider was thinking about an overnight ride. Asked if he should take a spare throttle cable and clutch cable "Just in case"

First response said he always took spare cables when he went on rides. I chimed in and reminded him that Harley hadn't used mechanical throttle cables since 2008, it is all fly by wire now, and NO you didn't need to carry a spare wire loom, or clutch cable for that matter. Oh, since your trike is a 2014 you don't have a clutch cable anyway, they are hydraulic now.

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post Sep 9 2015, 07:55 AM
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QUOTE(screwball @ Sep 8 2015, 02:09 PM) *
Over on the trike board one of the trike boards a new rider was thinking about an overnight ride. Asked if he should take a spare throttle cable and clutch cable "Just in case"

First response said he always took spare cables when he went on rides. I chimed in and reminded him that Harley hadn't used mechanical throttle cables since 2008, it is all fly by wire now, and NO you didn't need to carry a spare wire loom, or clutch cable for that matter. Oh, since your trike is a 2014 you don't have a clutch cable anyway, they are hydraulic now.

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I'm still not entirely convinced that fly by wire and hydraulic are a better way to go, call me old fashend by I like simplicity.

BTW I just did the thousand mile service on the new scoot and really love it, but sure miss being able to feel the engagement of the clutch in my hand.

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post Sep 12 2015, 02:38 AM
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QUOTE(screwball @ Sep 4 2015, 08:34 PM) *
Memories memories. Bunch of years ago we were in the middle of no where at a biker joint called The Deer Lodge. Guy came in with a broken throttle cable. We took the return cable off and put it on the pull side. There was enough spring pull to close the throttle and get him home. Too bad I don't drink, saw him there a couple weeks later and could have put on a major drunk.... on him.



Thanks for the helpful tip...never know when I'll need that one. Last time I had mine apart was to put new grips on last year and I noticed the pull cable parting slightly. I didn't have a spare and didn't want to put the bike out of service for any length of time, so I applied a coat of JB-Weld over the frayed wires and let it cure before reassembling. It worked real good...so good I forgot about it last winter and never ordered replacements. I've got a new stainless braided clutch cable courtesy of FGOWI that I've been meaning to put on for a few years. Maybe this winter I'll actually have a full set of stainless lines. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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