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Throttle cables

macvette

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Hi,

Has anyone fitted the the elbows to the top of their carbs which are available from the spares co. as part no.HB15. My bike is a D with Amal monoblocs.
If you have, how much do they project from the top of the carbs and was it necessary to lengthen the cables?

Thanks Mac
 

riptragle1953

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I've never seen them.... but how tight is the bend? That would influence my decision to use them our not as tight bends
can add a lot of friction..... although my reply is from rigging camera cables.
 

nkt267

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Got mine for the Comet from Johnson's cables,nylon lined I think. I'll measure the radius tomorrow if I remember..John
 
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Bikersally

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Can't comment on a D but using these on a twin with a b tank turned into a cluster.Couldn't re-fit the tank.
Should be ok on a c with the larger cut out.
 

davidd

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I have made my own out of brass and you will have to buy a die for the thread. Alternatively, Barnett used to make one, but I think it is discontinued. It is in stock at certain suppliers, but I do not know the thread size. Finally, almost every scooter shop has these around because they are used liberally on scooters. I have cut the thread off and re-threaded if it is long enough. Sometimes you can solder them into the existing carb cable ferrule.

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David
 

greg brillus

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Yes they do work well, just fitted some with new 229/289 carb's to a Shadow, only they wont sit as a pair on the throttle and air slides. So i chose to use them on the air slides only and just the plain cable on the throttles, which worked out fine...
 

ClassicBiker

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I fitted them to my throttle cables at both ends, carb and twist grip, I got them from a bicycle shop and made my cables up from bicycle gear change cables. They are much smoother in operation for it. I have Mikunis fitted so I had to make up my own cables for them. Until I did that the tight bends made them rather heavy to operate. I would recommend doing it.
Steven
 

roy the mechanic

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Made my own "bent adaptors " with a peice of kunifer brake pipe aimed at a car system. Made -up the cables to suit. Works real smooth, aint enough o's in smooth! And it all clears the underside of the tank.
 
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