View Full Version : Suzuki bobber problems

02-11-2015, 11:43 PM
I've got a 1983 suzuki gs 850 gl that I'm trying to turn into a bobber and I've had some issues coming across parts I need. I'm looking for all the cables involved with the handlebars from throttle to clutch and control wiring harnesses. No one seems to think they exist. If you have anything that could help me let me know please

02-12-2015, 12:52 AM
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.X83+gs850. TRS0&_nkw=83+gs850&_sacat=0

02-12-2015, 5:07 AM
That would work but I need cables 14 inches longer than stock to make up for my ape hangers

02-12-2015, 7:16 AM
http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/ These guys can make anything!

02-15-2015, 12:55 PM
How tall are the apes? 14" over is going to be very long. I'm going 14" apes on my Star and I think I used +6 " cables to fit them. There's a formula somewhere on line for figuring how long you'll need. If I can find it I'll post the link.

Aha! I should have searched first.....

Ape Hanger Cable Length "Rule Of Thumb"
When adding ape hangers, you will obviously need to get extended control cables and a brake hose. A quick formula is to take the height of the apes and subtract 6". So for adding 18" ape hangers, you'd need a *the cables/hoses 12" longer than stock. You can order using this sizing from most any cable manufacturer or retailer. They should know the stock length of the cables.*

However, there can be differences because some of these bars may have a wider or narrower spread, or the rider may prefer to angle them differently for comfort, or the riser height may be different. *Obviously, if you have something a little different than the normal or a different routing path, the best way to measure for length is to mount everything, lay out the cable/hose routing then carefully measure everything to length.*"