Premature Throttle Cable Wear



4 replies to this topic
  • The_Missile

Posted October 16, 2001 - 09:41 PM

#1

Removed the carb last night and saw both throttle cables were worn, one down to 1 strand. I looked at the setup (correctly installed and aligned) and they cant fail to wear prematurely..... the cable exits the pipe end at an ANGLE in order to engage itself on the throttle roller on the carb. This causes the cable to rub on a sharp metal edge (the end of the threaded pipe).
Is there a fix to this ?
Any reccommendations ?

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The Missile
'99 WR400F
Airbox Lid - gone
Throttle Stop - shorty!
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  • Taffy

Posted October 17, 2001 - 12:54 AM

#2

use a zip tie to pull the cables toward each other which will slightly chnga the angle. especially if you just slightly undo the pinch nut, twiddle and then re-tighten.

Taffy

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  • BlueThunder

Posted October 17, 2001 - 06:48 AM

#3

And order a Zip-Ty Racing throttle wheel to replace the stock one. A 1 piece machined unit instead of the stamped and crimped stocker so there's no pinched area grinding on the cables. A really cool gadget.


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  • MX_Tuner

Posted October 17, 2001 - 02:25 PM

#4

I bend teh stock cable bracket at the carb so the pull is straight. Seemed like a no-brainer at the moment.

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MX Tuner

  • The_Missile

Posted October 19, 2001 - 05:10 AM

#5

aaaaaaaaaaagggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh they dont have one in stock and the order didnt come in from the warehouse.......I'm screwed for riding this week-end. Like a dumbass I threw the thing out - the other cable was servicable !!! S H I T :) :D

Anyone know of a spit and string kind of a fix? Posted Image

Oh well I guess at least I can get my hands greasy.....

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The Missile
'99 WR400F
Airbox Lid - gone
Throttle Stop - shorty!
Plastics/Tank/Seat - One Industries
Street Legal




 
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