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