Throttle cable

Discussion in 'Tech help for Blackbirds' started by Samantha Neighbour, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Samantha Neighbour

    Samantha Neighbour Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Just putting the bike back together ie front forks and cant remember do the throttle cables go on the inside of the fork stanchion or the outside I've settled on the outside and lock to lock seems fine but which way is correct please.
     
  2. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Outside and then use the lug at the front of the tank (on the frame) to secure them on their route
     
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  3. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    Actually there is a long and boring story about that lug thing on the frame.. It was not actually meant to be there.. Ended up as a 'feature' more or less by accident.
    I do not use it on my own bike... makes for a smoother flow for the cable
     
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  4. Samantha Neighbour

    Samantha Neighbour Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Cheers for that got it right then .
     
  5. KeithW

    KeithW Member Club Sponsor

    Hi, Sorry to hijack this thread but on the subject of throttle cables I've been checking my newly acquired BB and have noticed that when the steering is on full left hand lock the throttle cable is rubbing against the top yoke bolt and has slightly rubbed away the outer covering.
    The cables are not being stretched but just rubbing against the bolt, they are clipped into the frame lug and run between the forks then into the throttle housing.
    The previous owner has fitted bar risers. Do you need to fit longer cables with bar risers ?
    Would this be an MOT fail ?
     
  6. Samantha Neighbour

    Samantha Neighbour Old Hand Club Sponsor

    I ran my cables on the outside of the forks it's easy to forget and route them incorrectly always worth checking on lock to lock there not pulling catching etc.
    If when turning the cable's are pulled and increase the revs then i guess that would fail might be worth rerouting them for safetys sake at least.
     
  7. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    Very common with br risers fitted..Nothing what so ever to do with MOT..
    I would suggest a short bit of rubber fuel pipe, split length ways and glued in place with a drop of Gorilla glue ( it will never move ! )
     
  8. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Nope no problem at MOT time.
     
  9. KeithW

    KeithW Member Club Sponsor

    Jaws, Found some pipe in the garage which you twist in opposite directions and it unfolds and wraps itself around the cable, perfect.
    Samantha, Any chance of a photo showing the route of the cable run on yours.
    Thanks for the MOT replies.
     
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  10. Samantha Neighbour

    Samantha Neighbour Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Ian at work at the moment but basically I just run the cable's down the right side of the fork under the tank I loosened the locknuts on the twist grip and angled the cable's then when happy just nipped them up it's worth using a cable tie or two aswell keeping everything neat.
     
  11. KeithW

    KeithW Member Club Sponsor

    Thanks Samantha (y)
     
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