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Author Topic: Throttle Cable Kit Assy replacement - easy ?  (Read 515 times)

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Offline E

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Throttle Cable Kit Assy replacement - easy ?
« on: October 04, 2021, 11:00:07 am »
Throttle cable replacement - You Tube video MECHANIC had Gas Tank removed - is that necessary ? - has anyone replaced Throttle Cable #1 with adjuster ?
Mine snapped apart, under the right grip 1/2 inch from the round Tab connector at end of cable to the Throttle Grip.....
Looks like the black sheathing, etc comes as an entire KIT
One Supplier states 6" LONGER Cable than Stock - can i easily TAKE UP the SLACK ? - i have STOCK handlebars, after-market GRIPS made for Bolt by Kuryakyn (sp)
FYI - i just finished eating with a friend , started bike, 2nd Gear it snapped - i was 88 miles from Home - had to call another FRIEND to bring his truck with ramps
ugh , but thanks be to God, i was taken care of - AGAIN - 1 John 4:10
« Last Edit: October 04, 2021, 05:56:04 pm by E »


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Offline joko

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Re: Throttle Cable Kit Assy replacement - easy ?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 06:22:53 pm »
I'm sure there's a bunch of people on here who have replace throttle cables after getting taller bars.  I've replace throttle cables on sport bikes but not the bolt.  It's probably possible to replace w/ out removing the tank but seems like removing would make the job a lot easier.  Same w/ the airbox.  If you're keeping the stock bars I would think +6 inch cables would be too long.  You'd have a lot of it sticking up/out near the throttle.  And if you're replacing the cables, you should probably replace both the accelerator and return cables at the same time, I'm sure they both come in a kit right?

And if I was replacing mine I would lube them before installing (I remember another thread where some people said lubing isn't necessary but I always lube my cables, helps keeping them from breaking IMO).  As with most other things on the bike, the job itself is easy, it's getting to the stuff you need to work on that's the hard part.

Not sure which vid you found but here's one I just found that's pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTkS3aTD-ew

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Re: Throttle Cable Kit Assy replacement - easy ?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 12:13:27 pm »
Joko - thanks .........that is the 16 minute YouTube video i watched

Revzilla - i bought the ONE cable with the adjuster on top, the one that broke (probably should of replaced both)
I looked at my BOLT - ugh - looks like the INSIDE Cable, closest to the center of Bike , at the throttle body is the one i need to replace - LOOKING LIKE gas tank removal is required -- i JUST Watched that Video from same guy -- hmm
(or i would need to dis-connect BOTH Cables at bottom, throttle body - to get to the INSIDE Cable) ......

thanks for reminder on LUBING Cables
« Last Edit: October 05, 2021, 03:03:51 pm by E »
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Re: Throttle Cable Kit Assy replacement - easy ?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2021, 06:50:33 am »
E, when I replaced my cables for taller bars, I chose not to remove the tank. I did, however, remove the bolt from the tab on the back of the tank and used a block of wood to raise it up a couple inches. Removed the air box as well, and doing both of those allowed enough room to feed the cables in and get everything hooked back up. you may have different results, but removing the tank completely seemed like a whole lot more trouble that what it was worth.

I agree with Joko, +6" cables are going to be way too long for stock bars. It will probably work, but you are going to have a lot of extra length sticking out up at the throttle.

Thank goodness for friends with trucks, glad you were able to get home safely.
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Re: Throttle Cable Kit Assy replacement - easy ?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2021, 07:51:43 am »
https://dean-speed.com/yamaha-bolt-throttle-push-pull-cable-set-black/

Also, looks like Dean Speed has stock length cable sets in stock. Might contact them to double check tho.
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Re: Throttle Cable Kit Assy replacement - easy ?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2021, 04:43:43 pm »
Thanks guys -
i will take the base bolt out each side of gas tank and wood block SHIM it Up for easier access w/ 10mm box wrench at THROTTLE BODY end of 2 throttle cables
Bad News - it seems i will need to remove the Outer Cable First (closer to the Air Box) - SO THAT i have access to The BROKE Cable towards center of Bike
THAT Inner Cable (closer to middle of Bike) it is the Cable that broke - it runs up to the handlebar grip and has that ADJUSTMENT Twist Grip w/ Locking Nut

I did purchase One Cable, thru Revzilla $18.50 + $11.00 UPS Ground - for STOCK handlebars
HOPE the Outside is also BLACK , Not Chrome - ugh spray black rattle can (my incorrect first search had 6" longer than Stock Cable NOTE at the bottom of web )
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Re: Throttle Cable Kit Assy replacement - easy ?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2021, 02:58:24 pm »
FYI
I successfully removed THROTTLE Cable assembly and re-installed NEW One from revzilla - STOCK handlebars (My cable broke)
I did Not remove Tank, i did Not remove the Tight Bolts at the TANK and pivot it upward (although, that was tempting - my fasteners are on tight from factory at tank
INSTALL procedure - fit METAL Peg at end of cable into right hand grip - feed cable with 2 locking Nuts thru metal Hook-Loop near Top / Underside of Tank
PUSH METAL Peg into Throttle Body Wheel HOLE and have cable point downward along the SLOT when doing this
USE Flat screw driver to PUSH Cable Over - INTO the GROOVE of the 50cent Size PART (the Spring Back CABLE with its METAL Peg is also engaged in the SAME GROOVE
the Spring Back CABLE is on the outside, closest to Air Filter)
Have the ADJUSTMENT NUT all the Way to the TOP - far as possible away from METAL Peg at Cable End
SLIP Both NUTS with CABLE over the Metal Mount Bracket ..... ONLY the TOP NUT is reachable for HALF a TURN at a TIME, as you clockwise Move DOWNWARD towards
Other NUT .....this will TIGHTEN the TWO NUTS Together, with 1/8 Metal Mount Plate in between them -- Voila, INSTALLED
USE the adjustment near GRIP for CABLE to Twist Open for THROTTLE and to SNAP BACK to idle
E - 1st John 4:10