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Unhappy Throttle and clutch cable

I switched my bars and now have lots of slack in both cables, and everything is crammed in, do I need to buy or can you buy shorter cables? Can I cut them? It looks like there's a piece that is broke off on the return throttle that is supposed to slide into the throttle to return it? Just bought the bike last year and barely been able to ride it. I hate not being mechanically inclined.
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As long as each cable is not stretched out (unlikely) and each cable sheave black plastic cover with metal ends) end is securely fastened the longer cable won't make any problems. I wouldn't suggest cutting them, then you loose the metal sheave ends that securely hold your cable sheave ends securely. You would also loose the "ball" on the end of each cable making secure attachment almost impossible.

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One "ball" is broken off because I actually did stretch the cables I believe trying to not take things apart as much as I should because I suck at things like this. It's the return throttle ball so that's an issue too. It returns but is scary to ride not knowing which is why I stopped riding it.
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I switched my bars and now have lots of slack in both cables, and everything is crammed in, do I need to buy or can you buy shorter cables? Can I cut them? It looks like there's a piece that is broke off on the return throttle that is supposed to slide into the throttle to return it? Just bought the bike last year and barely been able to ride it. I hate not being mechanically inclined.
If the bike has Ape hangers installed w/o longer cables.... may be your issue.
Slim is an expert on the subject.....pm "SlimVulcanRider", or wait for his response here.

...and there many others who will respond with answers.

Have you you met up with/or ride with other VN750 riders in your state ?


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
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The bike did have ape hanger like bars and I put a super cross straight type bar on it. Both styles in my profile
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One "ball" is broken off because I actually did stretch the cables I believe trying to not take things apart as much as I should because I suck at things like this. It's the return throttle ball so that's an issue too. It returns but is scary to ride not knowing which is why I stopped riding it.
No, I will NOT ride with a broken Throttle return Cable (safety device)......either.


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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Since one is broken anyway, I'd replace both cables. Plus, I'd check your ignition switch as well.
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Since one is broken anyway, I'd replace both cables. Plus, I'd check your ignition switch as well.
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I replaced ALL cables on my '86 bike. No issues....no problems.


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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I switched my bars and now have lots of slack in both cables, and everything is crammed in, do I need to buy or can you buy shorter cables? Can I cut them? It looks like there's a piece that is broke off on the return throttle that is supposed to slide into the throttle to return it? Just bought the bike last year and barely been able to ride it. I hate not being mechanically inclined.
you could cut them, if ya know how to solder new barrels onto the ends of the cables... you can also splice em to make them longer.. if ya know how to solder the barrels...
Here is a write up I did on making custom cables from scratch.
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