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Kiwi_Roy
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PostSubject: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:26 am

I took the throttle cables off to inspect and give them a lube,
The 10mm nut holding the cables to the throttle body looks pretty skookum but of course I overtightened one snapping the thread off.
The fitting appears to be steel but it's only brass, now I have to replace a cable or figure out an alternate method of clamping it to the throttle.
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PostSubject: Re: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:51 am

that's not good thing to happen to anyone, the only answer is a new cable
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PostSubject: Re: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:49 am

Would be hard to fix I think depending on you skills and equipment but there's a load on ebay in various parts of the world that aren't too expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:41 am

They look really solid in fact they are very fragile, you can't nip them up like a steel cable end.
I might replace them or I might come up with something better.
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PostSubject: Re: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:44 pm

This happened to me and I ordered a replacement cable immediately. Unfortunately the cable, even though it was the correct part for the bike (according to the parts diagram), did not fit! It was too long and impossible to install. Maybe they changed sizes at some point without changing the part number?

If I were you I'd still order a new cable, but just know there is a chance you won't be able to use it, so you might need a plan B, at least temporarily.
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PostSubject: Re: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Thu May 03, 2018 3:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Thu May 03, 2018 3:14 pm

Excellent.
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PostSubject: Re: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Thu May 03, 2018 4:39 pm

Cred for that, Roy!
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PostSubject: Re: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:49 pm

I'm digging up this old thread because I finally got around to stealing this idea and doing it for myself! The replacement throttle cable didn't fit and I had a temporary repair in place with zip ties until I could figure out something better. I never did figure out something better, but lucky for me, Kiwi_Roy did. I was not able to make anything nearly as refined-looking, but with Dremel tool, crappy bench grinder and hand drill (not to mention bolt cutter and tin snips to remove old nut and collar from the cable) I was able to make something pretty solid. It's not pretty but it sure holds everything in place.

Thanks Roy!

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PostSubject: Re: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:35 pm

Glad you liked my bodge job,
The cable end looks like steel but it's only brass and snaps if you treat it like steel.
I used a scrap of 3/4 Al bar for mine
Besides a drill I just use hand tools, an ordinary woodworkers coping saw makes short work of aluminum, better than a hack saw because you can steer it, I cut out a seat pan from 1/8 plate in about an hour.

An acquaintance of mine does absolute stunning aluminium work, here's a couple of pictures of his Royal Enfield owned since new, now sporting a Hilman Imp car engine coupled to a Norton gearbox, note the enclosed rear chain.
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Everything silver (apart from the engine) is hand made, the fenders started as 1/8" plate beaten with a hammer and English wheel. forks, seat, muffler, lights and even the mirrors are hand made.

It's a work in progress.


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PostSubject: Re: Don't Break the Throttle Cables   Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:59 pm

Hey Roy
Great work, surprising how inventing we can get when 'really' needed ....
Stay well and warm
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