Cable fun... - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Carbs and Fuel System
From the gas tank to the carbs
All fuel system discussion

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By michiganteddybear
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,442
iTrader: (5)
 
Cable fun...

Well, just got done 'trying' to replace my throttle cables...

the ones I got where supposed to fit.. and they do, sorta. the inner cable is about 1/2" too long, and there isn't enough adjustment available to take up the slack.

also, I will note: some makers are saying the 2 cables are the same, other than the metal bar at the handle bar end for securing the other cable in place... they are also slightly different lengths. It seems the pull cable is shorter than the push cable. not a lot, maybe 1/2"..

so, back on with the old crap thats gonna leave me stranded until I can get another set.

2005 VN750

Sold 11-27-17
michiganteddybear is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 01:17 PM
1986 VN750
 
thtanner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Dana Point, CA
Posts: 3,255
iTrader: (8)
 
Garage
Sounds like sticking to Kawasaki parts for the cables might be the way to go. I need a new set, so thanks for the heads up.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
thtanner is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 04:53 PM
Senior Member
 
NIBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 129
iTrader: (0)
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by michiganteddybear View Post
Well, just got done 'trying' to replace my throttle cables...

the ones I got where supposed to fit.. and they do, sorta. the inner cable is about 1/2" too long, and there isn't enough adjustment available to take up the slack.

also, I will note: some makers are saying the 2 cables are the same, other than the metal bar at the handle bar end for securing the other cable in place... they are also slightly different lengths. It seems the pull cable is shorter than the push cable. not a lot, maybe 1/2"..

so, back on with the old crap thats gonna leave me stranded until I can get another set.
You could get longer adjusting screws made up, may help, an engineering firm may be able to run a couple up!

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
NIBiker is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,442
iTrader: (5)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NIBiker View Post
You could get longer adjusting screws made up, may help, an engineering firm may be able to run a couple up!

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
thats more effort than I am willing to go thru, for just a couple of plain throttle cables.

Now, if it was a custom cable for an unusual application, it might be worth it.
NIBiker likes this.

2005 VN750

Sold 11-27-17
michiganteddybear is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome