Throttle cable

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by marknett, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. marknett

    marknett Active Member

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    couple of quick questions please :
    I had pull close cable break earlier . when ordering a new one are the pull-open and pul-close cables different from each other and should I buy both or just the one I;m changing.

    Also when measuring , do you measure the outer casing sleeve for length or overall cable
     
  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I would change them both too. The throttle cable (pulling one) takes a bit more abuse than the other one and if you are changing one and have to open up the throttle housing, it's just as easy to change them both.

    The dealer should be able to look up the proper cables for your bike in their book.
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    The cables are different the close cable has a wee spring that sits at the carb end of the outer sleeve

    Brian