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    Throttle cable options

    Hi all, I am looking around at possible throttle cables that will work with an F3 front end and bars. I am running the stock cables now but they are a little too long so I have to route them in a way that takes them under the headlight. It works but looks a little strange.
    I have been looking around the forums but I haven't found anything definitive, most people seem to just run the stock cables.
    I want to try and find something thats about 3 inches shorter with the same throw length

    #2
    One solution is to start with a cable longer than desired and then shorten it so that its just right for your application. As long as one starts with a new cable, its not too hard with the right kit. It won’t work with cable that’s ever been oiled because of the contamination. You’ll need a big soldering iron, some suitable solder and Baker’s soldering fluid (or equivalent). The Baker’s is vital and works like magic.

    There is an excellent chapter on making Bowden cables in this book - http://centralcoastclassicmc.com/doc...s-Workshop.pdf - its one of those things that every self-respecting motorcyclist was once able to do.

    My experience is that its worth having a go as getting the cables just right makes such a difference to the useability of the bike and its appearance.

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      #3
      Motion pro makes custom cables. Hord use to stock the -2 cables (two inches shorter) which was the standard for lower bars.

      Bar angle also comes in to play.

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        #4
        Originally Posted by ParcNHawk View Post
        Motion pro makes custom cables. Hord use to stock the -2 cables (two inches shorter) which was the standard for lower bars.

        Bar angle also comes in to play.
        This.

        Motion Pro is the go to for the clip-on and neat cable enthusiast.

        The other option is to have, or have a friend with, large collections of random cables and sift through till you get a match.

        I have never shortened a cable like the DrPMC, but that also sounds like a cool option.
        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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          #5
          Thanks all, the way I did it in the past was I got a cable in the length I needed then removed the cap of the sheathing and carefully cut the sheathing down to length. Doable but a bit tedious, so I was looking for something more premade.

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            #6
            I got one for a VFR400 that was a bit shorter, I dont remember what year. Wemoto has the lenghts of most of there cables listed on their site.

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