Generally you can find replacement cables at any motorcycle shop. Ive even used 10 speed bike cables from Walmart in an emergency <G>
I have a custom fitted bike cable on my carb with no issues. I bought a cable kit from Ace Hardware for $8. Found the cable that fit the throttle grip the best, cut to fit as needed and soldered on the cable cap.Thanks Scottie. I found a shop here in town called Ace Motorworks that does vintage MC work. He did a carb clean and rejet this year for me. I called him and he said bring the cable over and he would solder on a new end. 10 minute ride and $5 job and Im back in business. Thanks for the prompt replies. Now just have to install it and make sure it does not get in a bind again. How do riders deal with this on the road? Trailer it? Is there no options for the throttle like there might be for the clutch?RV
You can also find "custom" cable kits with little barrels that have a set screw on the grip end. The custom part is you cut to the length you need and put the barrel on. Very inexpensive. Mine was frayed where it enters the throttle grip housing and I replaced it 2 weeks ago before it failed. The angle of the cable at the throttle isn't ideal.
Check for bends and kinks in the cable between the throttle and the carb. Too tight a turn or pinching under the tank can pinch the cable inside the cable cover.
Either the cable is installed wrong or it is too tight. There should be an 1/8-1/4" of play in the throttle grip. If there is no play in the grip then it is too tight and pulling the slide open.Scottie
Post a pic of what you're talking about so I can see if it's ok to remove.Scotti
Yeah you need that collar. Did you make sure that knurled adjusters are as loose as they can go? Sometimes if you take the lock nut off it will give you enough play.Scottie
There should be at least one adjuster where the cable goes into the carb.ScottieYour right. There is a small brass threaded hex fitting on the carb end. It's sitting on what looks like a stack of 5 washers? If I back off the fitting, it increases the height and allows the washers to be loose. I may have to add more washers to get the slack in the housing I need on the other end. Thanks for the heads up. No more today.
NO NO NO!!! TAKE THE WASHERS OUT!!!THAT'S why you don't have any slack in the cable. Remove ALL of those washers and you should have the free play you need and be back in business. Scottie
Sounds like you need a new cable. Just buy a replacement or find a local bike shop that builds custom cables. Maybe the guy that helped you the first time can build you a new one from scratch.Scottie
Flanders cable parts. Never dealt with them but hears good thingshttp://www.flandersco.com/FlanCableSearch.html Barnett. these guys rock. http://www.barnettclutches.com/Either one should be able to accommodate your requirements.
Sudco part # 002-079 310-637-8330or Niche Supply on eBay (I've ordered a lot of small parts from them.).http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mikuni-Spring-Seat-Plate-VM26-606-VM28-132-6-/160897983145
Got it ordered and on the way. Flanders is sending me 2 of them, in case I lose another one... lol. They did not ask for payment. He said, just send him a check for $2.26 when I get a chance. Excellent customer service. Thank you very much.