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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2010, 11:04 pm Thread Starter
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Question Where do I buy longer throttle cables

I am new to the site, so this may have been covered in a previous post. I am in the process of buying my first BMW, a 2003 K1200GT from a private seller on eBay. From the pix he sent me, it looks like he has extensions on the handle bars to bring them up and back which I understand was a problem with this model year. In the pix, it appears the throttle cables coming from the grip are draped over the center of the bars and disappear down the back side of the handle bars on the way to the engine. This guy is the second owner and I don't think he realizes this is not right, at least I don't think it is right, it looks goofy.
My main question is, where do I get longer cables and how much can I expect to spend ?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2010, 9:37 pm
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Get a set of K1200LT cables. They are a bit long for the job, so you will have to be a little creative with routing. They are expensive at $60 for one and $75 for the other, and are a pain to R&R.
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I am new to the site, so this may have been covered in a previous post. I am in the process of buying my first BMW, a 2003 K1200GT from a private seller on eBay. From the pix he sent me, it looks like he has extensions on the handle bars to bring them up and back which I understand was a problem with this model year. In the pix, it appears the throttle cables coming from the grip are draped over the center of the bars and disappear down the back side of the handle bars on the way to the engine. This guy is the second owner and I don't think he realizes this is not right, at least I don't think it is right, it looks goofy.
My main question is, where do I get longer cables and how much can I expect to spend ?
Back side meaning they drop down between the bars and the tank?
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I am in the process of buying my first BMW, a 2003 K1200GT from a private seller on eBay. From the pix he sent me, it looks like he has extensions on the handle bars to bring them up and back In the pix, it appears the throttle cables coming from the grip are draped over the center of the bars I don't think it is right, it looks goofy.
My main question is, where do I get longer cables and how much can I expect to spend ?

Just a suggestion but why don't you post some photos of your bars to let people see what you are talking about. The GT has raised bars as standard compared to the RS and you may not have a problem. I cannot imagine any scenario where you should need to extend the throttle cables.

This is the standard set up on my 2004 GT. Is yours like this?


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I have the same set up (with bar backs as well) and mine looks the same, full lock to the right the throttle cables do come down close to the ignition, but nothing to worry about.

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Looks normal to me..
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Looks normal to me..

It would be.

The photo is of my bike, not the bike belonging to the guy who is wanting longer cables.

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I don't want to steal your post, but, I have the same problem on my 2000 KRS. I did add bar backs and finally got a nice position. Right turn to lock is barely OK. Left turn to lock does stretch the throttle cable and raises rpm a tad. Is there a tie wrap or bracket inside the body that can be loosened and moved a silly mm ? All I need is 1/8". I loosened and pushed up on the brake hose bracket, for an OK change. If I pick up the cable and let it move over my key it's ok. Please just a silly mm of movement!!!! Dickey
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Yes you may get a little adjustment, there is a clip holding the throttle cable on the left fan housing/duct , the cable does have a tape mark on it so it goes at the right position on the clip, but you should be able to get 1 mm.....or 2.
But you have to take the plastic off....!

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Thanks, I'll check that out.
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