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Offline Big Mike

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Throttle cables , length
« on: February 12, 2020, 11:19:44 pm »
I own an 05 Connie , and want to replace the handle bars . I have already purchased the adapter that accepts older style handle bars , Now I need to know the length of the factory throttle cables so I  can  order longer cables based on how much further the reach will be with the replacement bars .please. 
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Re: Throttle cables , length
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 11:30:56 pm »
I own an 05 Connie , and want to replace the handle bars . I have already purchased the adapter that accepts older style handle bars , Now I need to know the length of the factory throttle cables so I  can  order longer cables based on how much further the reach will be with the replacement bars .please.

The early model, (86-88) bars, were lower, so whatever cables are on your '05, are already long enough.

Now, if you are actually replacing the OEM "style" bars, with Tubular bars, then you rally need to disclose "what exact bars / configuration / height / size / dimensions you plan to utilize"  When I did the tubular bars, and used Daytona and Superbike bends (I had 2 bikes), the stock length stuff worked fine.. If you add rise, or extended height/pull back, you will need to install the bars, and then go from there, and measure the added needs.. hoses, and cables, both can be found at Murph's kits, a COG industry vendor.. best of luck.

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Re: Throttle cables , length
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 12:55:17 am »
Simple solution. Re-routing the throttle cables to the right side of the main frame top tube will give you 3" to 4" of slack. I ran Daytona bars with a Storz adaptor for years with the stock length throttle cables. The only cable I had to order was an extended choke cable.
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Re: Throttle cables , length
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 03:52:04 am »
I have purchased a few different tubular bars , one being a 12 inch ape hanger and another supposedly like the Honda Nighthawk , I  am going to measure from the existing end , and add  to the number given to me here , when ordering the new longer cables . Thank you for all your help.
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Re: Throttle cables , length
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 03:55:55 am »
So if the difference is 8" , I  will add that to the factory length when ordering , and have all my  parts ready Before hand .
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Re: Throttle cables , length
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 01:02:51 am »
You probably don't need to change your throttle cables at all.  8" would be a LOT.

See the link below I posted some time ago - I have some 7/8 in. bars that are wider, higher and more pullback than Heli-Bars and only needed to extend brake lines.  The other OEM stuff were rerouted and work fine.

http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-c10-zg1000-general-chat-and-tech/bar-risers-76895/msg669756/#msg669756
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Re: Throttle cables , length
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 12:10:06 am »
Thank You All  for your help , I decided to purchase used cables and take them with me when ordering the longer version ,  I will also order a used Choke cable , and used Hydraulic lines ; for the same reason .  If There  are variations available , these used parts will identify which are needed .

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