Originally Posted by bairdco
i use a mig welder to make throttle cable ball ends now.
...for barrel ends on cables i use silver solder, paste flux, and a propane torch.
I've been experimenting with making new throttle cable stops or ends, so I can start shortening the cables to fit. So far the best luck I've had is by using a torch and wrapping a thin strand of copper wire around the cable tip then dipping it in a tiny crucible (old socket driver held upright in a vice) of solder to coat it. A couple of dips and it's about the right size. I haven't tried one on a bike yet, still just trying different things on off-cuts from clutch cables.
I hadn't thought of that appraoch, though.. I'll try it with the welder, now that you've mentioned it.