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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 08:13 PM
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You actually only need one throttle cable. The one that opens the throttle. The other one is useless. Some claim it is a safety device, I see it as a safety hazard. It could prevent the throttle from closing if the other cable breaks. I have run one throttle cable for over 100,000 miles with no problems. You also get improved throttle feel. I would get custom cables from Motion Pro. They can make anything, in the exact length you want it.

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I've cautioned you before Jerry about telling members (especially new ones) that they don't need both throttle cables. And I don't care if you have gone a million effen miles on your bike with "no problems" . That's the same logic as saying you've never been in an accident so you don't "need" to wear a seatbelt.

The return cable IS considered a safety item. If your pull cable binds up, or the return spring breaks, it allows you to close the throttle quickly. It's there for a reason and if you don't think you need it, that's your opinion and your choice, but I've already warned you before about suggesting to new members they don't need it.
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Nice little side benefit to losing the windshield and high bars, my economy went from 45 to 55mpg.
I can also comfortably put my feet back on the passenger pegs.

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I have a theory that bars like post #7-8, and 9 would help a lot with my seat problems. Even drag bars.

Body angled forward should put less tailbone into the step on the seat.

I'll test this by adjusting my bars forward.
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