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Old 04-08-2013, 12:56 PM
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Default Re: cables for hi rise handlebars

I use apehangers on my bike, and the 44" factory cable was barely long enough to reach the carb. When I installed an intake extension tube, I got a long 60" brake cable from my local bike shop, and some "Cable Stays" from my local auto supply house (look in the "Help" section, or ask a salesperson where the cable clamps for throttle cables are located). They are a lot like the clutch cable clamp that comes with a lot of these HT motors. I used the big end of the brake cable in the throttle grip, and after measuring & cutting, I used the 2nd smallest clamp (the smallest was too small of a hole to feed the cable) in the carb's throttle slide. And just to ensure it wouldn't rattle loose, not only did I use RED threadlock on the cable clamp screw, I also soldered over the end of the cable end with a big glob of solder. I always use solder on my cable ends to prevent them from fraying apart, not only does it make them last longer, it also looks nicer. Anyways, it worked for me, but your mileage may vary. I've been running mine for a few months with no problems, hasn't tried to pull apart or ingest the clamp or screw. I hope I never have to pull it apart, as the red threadlock is much stronger than the blue, but if I do I may end up having to use vice grips.
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