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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2016, 5:51 pm Thread Starter
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Throttle cable replacement mileage?

Has anybody had to replace their throttle cables on the second generation K1200GT 06-08 or the K1300GT? I've tried to find a recommended replacement interval, but haven't been able to find a recommendation. Not even from the dealer. The first generation K1200GT 03-06 recommendation I think was 36k miles.

Do these cables not fail? Are they like the final drive fluid that was supposed to be lifetime but not realistic? Or should I be replacing them before they fail and if so when?



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I just rolled 80,000 miles on my 2007 model and the cable is fine.

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Tape a spare cable along side the existing cable and never have to worry about a failure.

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