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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Missing decelerator cable

I have a 1991 vulcan 750 and it's missing the throttle closing cable....one without the bracket. What does this cable do and can I run the bike without it?
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Back in the day, motorcycles ONLY had pull cable. Nowadays, many have a push/pull setup. Many people that ride dirt bikes remove the push/pull setup and replace it with a pull only for less friction and less weight.

It would only help you if the throttle stuck, and didn't have the state of mind to hit the kill switch.

Cars only have a pull setup.

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you can run without it . mine broke and hooked up a return spring instead of a cable
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Thanks for the help. I did the return spring and it works great.

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Where did you hook up the return spring? I was thinking about dumping the stock throttle and replacing it with a single cable setup. Thanks.

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Where did you hook up the return spring? I was thinking about dumping the stock throttle and replacing it with a single cable setup. Thanks.
It already has one... as the throttle already snaps shut when you let go. The 'return' cable doesn't do that. It's just a 'fail safe' that allows you to pull the throttle shut in case you don't have the state of mind to hit the kill switch in case of an emergency.

The existing return spring will actually work better without the added friction of the return cable.

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Iridium Plugs
Spline Lubed front/rear
ignition pickups gapped
AGM Battery
Relocated MOSFET R/R
Coaster Mod
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F&S Saddlebags/Mounts
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12V Outlet
Mustang Seat
sissy bar
Oversized Pirelli Front Tire
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Thanks, I apparently missed that upon inspection. I will check that out tonight.

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Removed goat belly
custom shaved seat
reworked rear fender
drag bars
led lights
removed and discarded a whole bunch of parts
new grips
170 rear tire
110 front tire
$1100 into it so far
still on the list:
paint
new headlight
footpegs
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Thanks, I apparently missed that upon inspection. I will check that out tonight.
Most are actually built into the carburetor. They are built into where the needle/slide are.

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Spline Lubed front/rear
ignition pickups gapped
AGM Battery
Relocated MOSFET R/R
Coaster Mod
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Slipstreamer S-08 Windshield
F&S Saddlebags/Mounts
Luggage Rack
12V Outlet
Mustang Seat
sissy bar
Oversized Pirelli Front Tire
6k miles

PW50, XR50, TTR90, XR100, DT175 (2-smoker), CRF230F, XR250R (dual sported), XR400R 4 KIDS, LOL!

1966 mustang street/strip
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The throttle cable connection already has a spring to return it but just wanted the actual return cable for safety. Will work with out it. A little tight now when using throttle may just go back to one cable.

1991 Vulcan 750
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Coastered...3 1/2 turns
R/R relocated
MCCT....home built from old ACCT
"Custom" Metallic Black paint....me and a can....lol....Looks damn good though.
AGM battery
Volt meter
Gutted goats belly
Harley Screamin Eagle mufflers
Spline lube....and mine actaully had grease upon inspection but regreased anyway
Metzler ME880 170/80/15 on rear
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The throttle cable connection already has a spring to return it but just wanted the actual return cable for safety. Will work with out it. A little tight now when using throttle may just go back to one cable.
Don't forget to lube those cables and all the pivot points. If they haven't been lubed in a while, then it may make a big difference in how easy they operate, not to mention making the cable last forever.


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