Today I was working on my never ending first build. I finally got up to installing the throttle. Of course like everyone else, mines too long. I did a search to see if anyone had any suggestions and came across this thread.Norm showing how to shorten a throttle cable on the carb end..........
some where in the video I'm measuring the dia of the cable end ferrule I say its 0.016 should be 0.116 my uncle caught that.
Bob and I did a cable end by pouring it, his camera acted up I think he didn't get it on video so he's never posted it or else I was cussing too much???... I just don't know.
I just wanna add That those throttle cable ends are very important also ....and that I came up with another way that also works...Hey you guys are welcome! I have molds I made to cast the bigger ends on cables. Bob and I did a video of it but it never turned out, problems with the camera batterys. some day I'll give it another try.
I've made cables for big bikes, real airplanes,motorized bikes, I don't need to buy cables or wait for a cable to be shipped, you guys can do it too, err not wait on some place to ship you a cable if you roll your own.
Oh more thing this NORM HERE is a genius that built his own airplane and boy do I got a Idea for him.....I just wanna add That those throttle cable ends are very important also ....and that I came up with another way that also works...
I take one of those butane micro torches and I heAt the end red hot by legnth of how long nob i wqnnaq make. Then I fold it over wile its red hot real fast and then sape it into a nob
But used two sets of needle nose VISE GRIPS aaaand a pair of needle nose pliers
What about the metal tip on the cable housing? Do I need to replace that? EDIT: I might have misunderstood. Do you mean they sell the cable housing ends at the bike shops?Just pull the inside cable out of the case and cut with a hacksaw or dremel tool. If the end is frayed you will need to nip it off with some sharp dikes.they sell those little metal cable ends at your local bike shop if you cant get the old one off. Thread the inside cable back in your done........You will have a shorter cable when you done.