How to remove a motorcycle throttle cable

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How to remove a motorcycle throttle cable
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Motorcycle throttle cables, just like every other motorcycle part, eventually become worn and must be removed to be repaired or replaced. Stringing throttle cables through enclosed areas on a motorcycle's assembly can be dangerous to the parts around it. However, this process, while being quite simple, can be completed much easier and safer when done in the correct order. This includes the precise removal of the throttle assembly, and the disconnection of the throttle cable from its housing on the side of the motor.

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Things you need

  • Socket wrench set

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  1. 1

    Pull the motorcycle to an open, accessible area, and stand the bike on a centre stand or lean it against a sturdy, secure surface.

  2. 2

    Crank the motorcycle's handlebars to the right as far as they will go. This will give you a little extra slack in the throttle cable.

  3. 3

    Loosen the bolt at the opposite side of the throttle cable entrance on the throttle assembly using a socket wrench. Slide the throttle assembly off the handlebars.

  4. 4

    Loosen the bolt the rest of the way and remove it. Open the throttle assembly. It simply pries apart from the centre. Unhook the throttle cable from its housing.

  5. 5

    Pull the throttle cable through the frame of the motorcycle and down to the throttle housing on the side of the motor.

  6. 6

    Unhook the end of the throttle cable from its mounting location in its housing assembly.

Tips and warnings

  • Be careful not to kink the throttle cable as you string it through the motorcycle's frame.
  • Always be aware of pinch points when working around movable motorcycle parts.

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