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Old 08-20-2009, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: How do I shorten the throttle cable?

I don't have photos. See attached drawing.

If you are shortening a cable assembly, you have to shorten the cable and the sheath the same amount.

First figure out how much you want to shorten the cable assembly by. This is "A" in the drawing. To measure "B," which is the total length of unsheathed cable, pull the end of the cable you are going to cut all the way out until the other cable stop hits the sheath, then measure the exposed length of cable to the end of the stop you want to cut off. Do Steps 1 & 2 on the drawing, then put the cable back into the sheath, pull it all the way out until the other cable stop hits the sheath again, then measure "B" from the cut end of the sheath to the point on the cable where you are going to have to cut the cable. Do steps 3 thru 5. When you are done, you will have cut the cable and the sheath the same amount ending up with a shorter cable assembly with the correct amount of exposed cable.

Measure twice and cut once, or you'll be sorry.
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