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Offline TinDog

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Replacing throttle cables - does stock length work with risers?
« on: October 15, 2017, 01:36:05 am »
I am replacing my cables and am in the reassembly mode now, but things seem tight at the throttle grip.  My bike has the ubiquitous 1-1/2 inch risers. I ordered my cables from Murph's and did let him know about the risers.  I received the OEM replacement cables, Motion Pro 03-0178 (Push) and 03-295 (Pull).

I left each original cable in place until I installed its replacement to make sure I put the right cable in the right place and routed it correctly, so I never had a chance to hold the new and old cables side by side to compare lengths.  Will the stock length cables work, or should I be using something else?  After spending so much time hooking up the cables to the carbs, I would really like to wait a few (many) years before doing it again.


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Re: Replacing throttle cables - does stock length work with risers?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 01:51:14 am »
I used stock length with my risers. Just check the forum for info on rerouting the lines to get more play in them. Mine work fine!
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Re: Replacing throttle cables - does stock length work with risers?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 11:51:43 am »
If you reroute the cables to the right side of the frame backbone, it should give plenty of slack. That's what I did when I had mine.
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Re: Replacing throttle cables - does stock length work with risers?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 01:11:51 pm »
Yes, reroute them down the right side as mentioned. The clutch hose can also be given a little wiggle room. Depending on how high you go will determine if you need a longer enrichener cable and brake lines.
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Re: Replacing throttle cables - does stock length work with risers?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 04:09:30 pm »
So run the cables along the right side of the backbone and on the right side of the steering stem too?  I could see that giving me more wiggle room, but it would also put a much sharper bend on both cables.  All good though?

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Re: Replacing throttle cables - does stock length work with risers?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 05:08:03 pm »
So run the cables along the right side of the backbone and on the right side of the steering stem too?  I could see that giving me more wiggle room, but it would also put a much sharper bend on both cables.  All good though?

Yes and yes. I ran them like that for almost 12 years with no issues.
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Re: Replacing throttle cables - does stock length work with risers?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 06:06:32 pm »
My 02 project bike has them. The only issue i've ever run into was at full lock the throttle cable gets pinched...
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