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Throttle cable routing

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I'm doing my annual and I noticed a throttle cable routing problem. I assume my mechanic (where I purchased my CTSW in Tulsa, OK) routed the cables that way because it was easier for him to tighten/adjust them. But, the cables were rubbing against the cable housing end fitting and they were pulling at quite an angle. I also came up with a way to take the slack out of the throttle cable while I was tightening the cable (see mini vice grips and tie wrap in second picture). To tighten the cable clamp fitting I used an open end wrench and needle nose pliers (but you could cut down an allen wrench very short to get to the allen socket in the clamp bolt). I also reversed the throttle spring to hold it against the idle adjustment stop during this process (picture does not show that).

I'd love to hear any feed back on this, anybody doing it this way??? I'm thinking this has to be the correct way.

Throttle cable bad routing.jpg

Throttle cable good routing.jpg

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The cables rubbing like that is normal. Those are called bowden cables, by the way.

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Hi Ibjet,

You did the right thing. The cable bolt was turned around and the way you now have it should give you a straighter pull. I always remember this way because the allen wrench goes to the inside.

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OH now i see what was wrong! I thought he was talking about the throttle being pulled back and touching against the bottom of the bowden end fitting... not the side.

 

Good catch!

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