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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I'm one of those that removed the "extra" cable, and I'm very happy with it. Removing it cuts the cable resistance in half, so of course the throttle is going to work better, and snap closed better. Far less friction in the throttle to carb linkage.
As for safety, that can work both ways. If either cable binds up in the housing, it can prevent the throttle from working right. I go with one cable, and keep it well lubricated. If the cable breaks, the spring should close the throttle. If not, remember you have a kill switch under your right thumb, a clutch, and brakes.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike