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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Do i need all new cables ?

Just changed my handlebars to a lower profile. The clutch cable is to long. I will replace it with a nice shiny one that is 4 inches shorter, ( no big deal ) My problem is the throttle tube doesnt return to closed now when I twist it. It twists easy but wont decelerate. Can I adjust it or do I need shorter cables for that too ?
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Try lubing and adjusting first, if you need to shorten Motion Pro can custom make them.


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Is there an easy way to adjust them ? I read the clymers version but was a little lost.
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There are adjusters top and bottom of the cables, if there is not enough slack in the cables the throttle will not return easily.


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REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
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PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
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If the cables are too long, they shouldn't do anything but not look good. It's when they are too short that you run into problems. Unless you zip tied them in place to hide the extra length. In that case they might be binding. Jerry.

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Check that you did not slide the throttle too close to the bars. This would cause a drag on the return action.

Also check that the throttle grip in not mounted too close to the throttle. This will also cause a return problem.

Also make sure that there are no sharp bends in the cable.
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