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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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I have a broken throttle cable, think it is the deleleration. it is the one that hooks to the left side of grip as you sit on the bike. how do i remove and replace this? I hope that i don't have to remove carb to unhook that end.

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hi,
I have a broken throttle cable, think it is the deleleration. it is the one that hooks to the left side of grip as you sit on the bike. how do i remove and replace this? I hope that i don't have to remove carb to unhook that end.
No carb pull, it can be done with patience.
For the effort entailed, while in the process, I suggest replacing both throttle cables (as I did).
I believe this is how I performed the task......
Disconnect both cable ends at grip (to free up/provide play at carbs).
Disconnect both cable connections at carb end.
Remove old cables, route new cables.
Connect cables @ carb end first ! Connect Decel cable end first, then Accel cable end.
Connect cable ends @ grip.

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Mine broke while on the road...I swapped the decel for the throttle and have been using a single cable since...
If its yer decel that broke, honestly, and IMO only, ya dont need it (this is the budget approach if needed)...just add a spring into the bare cable between the carb end and the cable holder on the carb...you can thread it on much like a key onto a keyring...



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So got the cable replaced. Might still need to make adjustments. Do these bikes not come with a spring assist on the return? My kz does and i like having the throttle snap back. Just be glad not to have engine rpms racing up while sitting at red light

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So got the cable replaced. Might still need to make adjustments. Do these bikes not come with a spring assist on the return? My kz does and i like having the throttle snap back. Just be glad not to have engine rpms racing up while sitting at red light
Yeah, any carb'd motor will have some mechanism for throttle return. Maybe yours did not get connected properly?

Look at this parts diagram. Might help ya a bit. http://www.kawasakipartshouse.com/ho...C18C1832E16114

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thanks for diagram. gonna take closer look at it tomorrow. if there is one on there it is either weak or broken cause it doesn't want to snap back at all.

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or yrou cables aren't routed right. I was having this problem when I replaced my cables with non Vulcan cables. I was getting very discouraged, and was going to drop some big money on custom cables cause I really wanted to use my Honda CX500 switches... come to find out I just ran the cables too tight against the frame and in places along the engine that was causing binding.
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Fixed problem guess spring weak so I disconnected decel cable and installed another spring in its place. I'll post a pic when I get a chance but it works perfectly and I can use my other cable as a spare

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