View Full Version : Adjusting Throttle Cable

04-13-2010, 11:05 PM
Just changed from stock bars to broomstick on a 1980 honda cb 750 and now the throttle sticks. How can I adjust this so that it will not stick and will be snappy as before?

04-14-2010, 1:15 AM
i would say cut them down or get new, shorter cables. With the lower bars you have excess cable and its gonna make the radius of the cable to small in some places and it will bind/drag inside the housing. The other option is to try and reroute the cable to minimizeas many sharp curves or bends as possible but you will probably have cable hanging out everywhere if you dont shorten them.
here are a couple ways of shortening cables

04-14-2010, 1:48 AM
Just double checking, you didn't put the throttle tube right up against the handle bar when you installed it did you? A drop of grip glue landing in the wrong place could cause binding too. You could try cleaning/lubing the cable also. These are things to check if you think your cable is the right length, but if you put on bars or risers with a lower or taller height than the old ones, then it is probably binding cables as previousley posted.

04-14-2010, 1:50 AM
No grip glue, when we were mocking it up we noticed that it was sticking and then figured out if there was no kink then it was not sticky. Looks like i will end up having to cut the cable which I'm a little afraid of.

04-14-2010, 5:25 AM
I would double check the fitment of your throttle sleeve and that it's seated properly in the housing. If you don't see any kinks in the cable then it's likely getting caught up on something (The Sleeve).