Throttle cable.

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Joined: 2016/04/13

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Hi Guys


Please give me your advice.

The main throttle cable on my r1200gs 2006 broke this weekend.

I removed it, took all the parts to a cable repairer.  They remade the cable using the original housing and fittings.


I installed it (a few times) but notice that there is no free play on the cable.

I screwed the adjuster in as far as it would go to make the cable longerst.

Still no freeplay and when I turn the throttle all the way open it doesnt bottom out before the cable "runs out".  I am concerned that this may put strain on the plastic junction box (where the 3 cables connect to the wheel) and break it.


Could the cable repairer have made the replacement too short?

Looking forward to your advice.



Joined: 2007/06/25

Initially it sounds as though the cable is too short. Are all the cables correctly seated into their "terminal positions"?

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Joined: 2016/04/13

It was seated. 


I took it back to the cable guy and asked them to lengthen it by 15mm.  It now fits perfectly.


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