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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-25-2015, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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So my 750 stranded me today...

Well, the honeymoon ended with my bike today. The throttle engage cable snapped while I was heading home from work today. Any advice where I can get a replacement on the double? Will any old cycle shop have a cable that will work? I feel this is a repair I should be able to handle myself, though I wouldn't mind advice. I don't typically wrench on my stuff but this looks easy. Pictures for those inclined:





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Ran mine for a while with needle nose vice grips an duct tape it to the throttle housing.ask any one who was at strange days last year

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I'll check and see if I have that cable. I replaced both of mine cause the return cable was broken. You can have for shipping if it is any good. But I got some off of ebay.

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Can't you move the return cable over until you can get new ones?

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Just wondering if the older thread you found and pointed out is for us to read or for you to understand how to fix your situation. lol There is a wealth of information on here for anyone to read about most any problem on the VN750 and you just proved that point. I am not mocking you for posting the old thread at all as it should explain to others how to go about this same particular problem and has some good advice in it. I am sure there are others with a similar problem or at least a stretched cable that is just short of snapping. Good luck with the repair and maybe this will fix will give you confidence to tackle other problems on your bike that you can do yourself and save a few bucks. Some mechanical knowledge is always good to have when on the road if only to be able to ride to someplace to have the repair completed by someone with full knowledge.

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Here are some pics of the cable.

Here are some pics of the cable. If you want it send me PM with address.
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Just wondering if the older thread you found and pointed out is for us to read or for you to understand how to fix your situation. lol There is a wealth of information on here for anyone to read about most any problem on the VN750 and you just proved that point. I am not mocking you for posting the old thread at all as it should explain to others how to go about this same particular problem and has some good advice in it. I am sure there are others with a similar problem or at least a stretched cable that is just short of snapping. Good luck with the repair and maybe this will fix will give you confidence to tackle other problems on your bike that you can do yourself and save a few bucks. Some mechanical knowledge is always good to have when on the road if only to be able to ride to someplace to have the repair completed by someone with full knowledge.
That thread answered my question, just wanted to let everyone know I found something. This happened about half a mile from my work, I'm going to see if anyone I work with has a trailer for a motorcycle (we have a lot of riders) so we can put it in the garage until I get the stuff I need. Right now it's in a mall parking lot and I'd don't want it to get cited/stolen/impounded

Thankfully this happened quickly, I was headed for the interstate to cross over the river. This would have been a real pain in the ass to happen there!

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Here are some pics of the cable. If you want it send me PM with address.
Hey, thanks for the offer! Do you want paypal'd or some other means? It should be pretty cheap to ship flat-rate USPS.

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Had that happen to me, on the side of the road I moved the return cable to the engage side at the control and on the carb side. Rode away about five minutes later.

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