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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 2012, 1:36 am Thread Starter
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throttle cables in a bad spot

Well a few things wrong with it (in my opinion). First it runs right in front of the clock/gear indicator. Second when I turn handle bars to the left it pulls at the cable and revs to about 2k-2.5k rpms. Anyone ever had this issue and found a solution? Thanks.

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I don't think yours are routed properly. From the grip they go down and left right away and then back over the left rad. Then they are clipped in one very specific location on the fan housing. There is even, or should be, white/green tape on the cables which marks the location as to where they are clipped. Using plural here because the later bikes with CC have 2 cables but same should apply with yours.

Some of that is in the manuals, not sure if Clymer or BMW I can look later. I think I also have pics of them clips somewhere.

All bets are off if you have barbacks, them cables do not have much extra lenght to accomodate re-routing or such.

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With barbacks my cables were in front of the clocks. For years I have had a small fine stainless steel spring drawing the throttle cable to the triple tree that works fine. It allows the cable to extend on full steering lock, but pulls it back nicely clear of the clocks in the center position.

Experiment with a rubber elastic band and you will get the idea.

There has to be slack in the cable to allow it to move. Using a tensioning device gives the best of both worlds.

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