Notes on Throttle Cable Replacement

Written 2011-03-31


You might not notice it at first, and I certainly didn't, but there's a very easy mistake to be made when installing a new throttle cable.

Throttle Cable Assembly
The throttle cable's collar is keyed, and this is important. However, since the screw is on the bottom of the handlebar it is easy to miss. Also, since another plate holds the collar down, it is hard to see misalignment. Also, depending on the degree of misalignment, the throttle may work, but be a little sticky

Throttle Cable Assembly
Of course, the receiver is keyed too, but most of it is hidden by the second screw and plate that holds the cable's collar in.

Throttle Cable Assembly
All Done. New cable, new screws, and new plate