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So you just have to cut back the outer cable a bit ?.
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It depends on if the nipple on the cable will go through the elbowI know we would have to be careful, But in theory the inner could stay the same ??.
Just thinking of easy way for Bob.
Glen,Venhills made up a set in Featherlight for the Rapide. Featherlight cable has a stainless steel inner and a Teflon liner. It's very low friction and does not require lube. Ends are silver soldered. Venhills made elbows to suit.
The finished product should last a very long time.
I have a drawing/ sketch of it somewhere.
It's not the least expensive route, but it's imperative to have cables that work. You life depends on it!
The standard cables have poor radius and most likely put more friction into the carb top as they try to deflect to 90 degrees. Any form of elbow will produce a straighter pull on the slide hence less stress. The ones I used from Venhill, project into the cab top by about 1/4 ins and are snug. They have a small bracket which can use the screw which fixes the carb top rachet.Gary; that's a neat idea, But one concern, is the elbows only form of support where it rests on the breather tube or am i missing something?. Otherwise it would seem that a relatively significant amount of leverage could be placed on the carb cap/ferrule area.
From the photo, it appears that the cable is resting on the breather, but it's not. The cable is quite stable and doesn't move when the throttle is twisted. Packed the tube with grease when I assembled it. I think it will last a fair amount of time. It's been some 10,000 miles so far.Gary; that's a neat idea, But one concern, is the elbows only form of support where it rests on the breather tube or am i missing something?. Otherwise it would seem that a relatively significant amount of leverage could be placed on the carb cap/ferrule area.
Right, Bob. Thing is, Mr. Vincent didn't leave us much room for cable routing. The D bikes may be even worse in this area. I'm not sure about that but the D has Monobloc carbs and I believe the bottom of the tank is also a bit different.Wow! You guys have put some effort into your throttle cables!