extra or important? - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Transmission / Rear End
\ Chattering Clutch? Transmission Trouble?
Rear End Woes? Splines Shot? Discuss it here!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
notmechanical
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)
 
extra or important?

I changed my handlebars recently and when i was putting the throttle back i noticed 2 cables hooked into the handgrip but one was just ran through my bike and was not attached to anything but the other was attached to the throttle. Do i need this other cable. I rode to work the next day and everything seemed ok.......
chardcastle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 08:43 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,451
iTrader: (5)
 
the throttle is a push/pull system.. you can get by with only the pull side connected (to open throttle), as the return spring should close the throttle. the 2nd cable is for closing the throttle when you return the throttle to a more closed position.

its probably primarily a safety item, so that you can always close the throttle if one of the cables breaks
michiganteddybear is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 08:47 PM
Dr. Vulcanstein
 
jadabull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: florida
Posts: 1,536
iTrader: (6)
 
If I understand correctly what your asking the un-attached cable is a return cable. The one cable pulls the throttle linkage to accelerate the engine. The one not attached draws the throttle back to idle. It may be ok to ride a little while like this but I would rig it correctly, a stuck throttle can be a scary experience!


.... - " " - .
..( ___/\ /))
.( l vv/ )(
.) \ O/ )((
..(( .)(. )\ \
.....) . ( / /
.....( )
jadabull is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
notmechanical
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)
 
ok

safety first!
chardcastle is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 10:50 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,190
iTrader: (0)
 
I vote it gets hooked up too.
wmsonta is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 10:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Spockster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: WV
Posts: 6,575
iTrader: (5)
   
Just want to leave this note for anyone looking at this later...

It can sometimes be impossible to stop an engine (gas fueled) running wide open by shutting off the ignition.

Just in case anyone wants to risk a stuck throttle.
*
*
*

2003-21k mi
Shaved w/UniPK92+Stock Jets-TPE/MOSFET-Shinko Tires-AGM batt-bags-chrome-LEDs...more
__________________________________________________ ____________
Repair Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mj7z81..._Catalogue.pdf

Owner's Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/nscb5f...ers+Manual.pdf
Spockster is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 10:54 PM
Chasin' the blacktop
 
Spencer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Maysville GA
Posts: 1,498
iTrader: (0)
 
Reattach the darn cable. A runaway engine is problematic (to say the least).

[/SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] The mini-skirt is a very functional article of clothing. With it a woman can run much faster; and because of it she may have too.
North Georgia
Spencer1 is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 12:53 AM
knees in the breeze!!!
 
Tofer76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Carthage IL,
Posts: 498
iTrader: (8)
 
also if you are out and the throttle cable were to break you could switch them to get you home

http://map.vulcan750.net/

VROC# 33976
1994 VN750

MODS SO FAR:
honda shadow 750 sissybar
ear shaved, K&N pods
142/42 jets, Cobra pipes
oversized tires, vn800 seat
vn750 rad cover, Tank bib
custom mirrors, gel battery
led dash lights, led tail light
led plate light, chrome levers
horn relocation, custom voltmeter
Tofer76 is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 02:26 AM
Senior Member
 
sparkingdogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Omaha NE
Posts: 194
iTrader: (1)
 
I have a buddy that bought a brand new quad 'bout 15 years ago... first time he rode it, after about 15 minutes he cracked the throttle wide open. it stuck. since the machine was new to him, he was fumbling for the kill switch about the time he hit a tree around 50 mph. totalled the machine and put a hurtin' on the driver (who did recover fine). turns out someone in the factory dropped a pen clip down in the carb.

one of my good buddies was riding one of my dirt bikes (ok this was a good long time ago) I didn't have much $ for repairing stuff so would skimp... think the bike was around 1980 rm125 (know it was an airhead with twin fox shocks hehe), didn't have a kill switch and I neglected to put one on... anyways my buddy watches me do a hill climb (used to have a gnarly hill right next to my apartment) and wants to do it, anyways he biff's halfway up, somehow got his leg in between the rear fender and wheel... right grip buried in the dirt... bike running wfo in maybe 2nd or 3rd gear... took me maybe 10 seconds to get to him and pull him out... you can bet he had a nasty bit of knobbie rash... unfortunately the bike had a real new rear tire...

anyways don't be another "story" about an engine running wfo and having piss run down your leg. I would recommend fixing the cable very soon, bro!! stuff can and does happen!


2005 VN750

2003 VN1500 Nomad FI Bagger

2004 KLX400SR Dual Sport light adv bike

1969 CB750 K0 sand cast #1767

couple of nice GL650 Silver Wing Interstates, one with hack

2 and 4 stroke dirt bikes

other vintage stuff back in the corner
sparkingdogg is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
notmechanical
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)
 
Okk

So when i found it, it (the secondary cable) wasnt attached to anything on the bike it was just routed through the bike and hooked into the throttle. It seems like theres nothing to be pulling it back to the idle position from being pulled open. Is this how it should be? or is it supposed to be attached to something near the engine? As ive said before im not very mechanical but open throttle sounds scary so i wanna fix it but the right way if it was not before. Help me out
chardcastle is offline  
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