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Old 03-28-2009, 08:29 PM
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Default How do I shorten the throttle cable?

Hi, I’m new to the Forum and was wondering if anyone knows how to shorten the throttle cable that comes with a 2-stroke engine kit? Mine is about a foot too long and I’d like to cut it and make it shorter, but it has a small nub on the end that connects to the throttle and I assume I need that. Any suggestions?

I’m installing an “80cc” engine on a 24” Huffy “mountain bike” frame and it’s a real tight fit. I’ve got the engine on, but I may have to change the intake manifold so I can turn the carburetor out from under the top tube, or rotate the carb a bit on the existing intake manifold (so it’s not quite vertical) so I can get the throttle cable attached to it. I’ll try the later first and see if the carb still works.

In any case, I’d like to shorten the cable. Any suggestions would help.

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Last edited by Earthman; 08-20-2009 at 10:29 AM.
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