Check your throttle cables!!!!

7 replies to this topic
  • Satch0922

Posted April 04, 2004 - 03:42 PM


Just a friendly reminder to check your cables. I disassembled my carb today for a good cleaning and both my cables are fraying. I have not replaced thems ....they are original but a month ago I checked them and they were ok. When they go they GO!!

BTW the TT store has great prices on Motion Pro two on the way!!

  • RacerDad

Posted April 04, 2004 - 07:22 PM


Thanks for sharing :)

  • aford541

Posted April 05, 2004 - 08:02 PM


Did you go with motion pro? I hear they are slick.

Great advice.

  • Jeffro426

Posted April 05, 2004 - 08:23 PM


Mine fray all the time...ive learned to live with it and replace the cables every 6 months...tried motion pro and terrycable and they still do it. :)

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  • fog527

Posted April 05, 2004 - 08:59 PM


i have had to replace mine regularly also...until you do the coil mod and get that out of the way... it makes for easier access to the carb /cable housing ,then you can lube /clean it more often.since I have done this no more frayed's just a good place for dust to get in and mix with lube...that's ugly right there i don't care who ya are.....that's on my 00 426 :)

  • 426F

Posted April 06, 2004 - 01:13 AM


I just checked mine lastnight and they were both had broken housings where they go into the throttle tube. I am going to order motion pro's off TT to replace them!!


Posted April 06, 2004 - 05:37 AM


I found the same thing recently on my 426. Checked the 400 I sold to a friend of mine and it was fine even though it has way more hours on it. Wonder what the difference is? They look very similar.

  • 426F

Posted April 06, 2004 - 06:54 AM


I am not sure what caused them both to break. I did have a very hard spill a couple of weeks ago but I just bought the bike about a month ago and this is the first time that I have checked it so I might have gotten it this way.

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