throttle cable??

hey, last night my fucking throttle cable came unattached... can anyone tell me how to put it back on? my friend (a mechanic) said he'd look @ it when he got home from work, but i don't wanna wait that long... help is appreciated!

-Mike

Also, is there any way to cut peices of the throttle cable of without losing speed?

Re: throttle cable??

XBrandon EdgeX /

First, you should make sure there's still a ball of metal at each end. If the ball of metal is gone at either end, you're gonna need a new cable.

If it came off the carburator end, you have to pull the top end of the carb apart, if the spring and throttle slide come out attached, the connection at the carb is fine so you can just put it back together. If the slide and spring stay in the carb, you have to put the spring and slide against the underside of that top piece on the carb and compress it. There should be two holes in the throttle slide right next to each other. Put the cable through the big hole then slide the cable over to the little hole and that will hold the cable. And make sure the metering rod doesn't get lost in the process. Then put the whole thing back together, and don't forget to hook the choke plate to the choke lever.

If it came off at the handlebars, you need to loosen the bolt on the underside of the twistgrip so that it unclamps and slide the whole thing off the handlebar. The grip and the housing should seperate. Relocate the cable end in the notch in the grip and wind the cable over the top of the grip. Then, line the cable housing up in the other piece of the twist grip. Then, to put the grip and other piece together, you need to kind of mess with it until they go together (hard to explain). Then slide the whole thing back onto the handlebar and make sure it works and tighten it up.

Hope this helps (it better) :)

Re: throttle cable??

Ron Brown /

Mike,

If you can't see how your throttle cable attaches just by looking at it, wait for your mechanic friend.

By the way, cutting pieces off the throttle cable would normally have you going fast all the time.

Ron

Re: throttle cable??

FUCK! i need a new cable... son-of-a-bitch. you can't just pick them up anywhere, either. i think it snapped because of the size and thickness of the spring i was using for my carb slide spring... so, today i'm going to call up that boston scoots place near me, see if they work on/sell/sell parts for mopeds... hopefully they do i don't have to wait forever to get my part. or, i'll see if the moped junkyard can do a special one-day delivery... i want my moped in working order so bad... but i fucking HATE putting the carb together... oh well. hahahaha. ok brandon, thanks! (that explains why i couldn't get the throttle cable back into it's little place inside the actual throttle... hahahahaha.)

-Mike

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Re: throttle cable??

oh yeah... wasn't thinking... i was just wondering if it could even fit... hahahaha. i had to bite down on the fucking cable and pull my head back (i know, fucking dumb idea, blah blah blah) just to get to a phone... it hurt, but hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do...

Re: throttle cable??

Ron Brown /

Mike,

It all comes back to me now, you are the one who lost the carb spring so I suppose I am partly responsible here (administers dope slap).

Noe to your current problem. You do not mention which end of the cable broke. If it is the carb end, you must find the nipple otherwise the engine will eat it.

Now take the broken cable to a good bicycle shop and grovel. If you are lucky, they will have a shifter cable with at least one end that matches and the ability to attach the other end.

Failing this, if you can find a cable with the right nipple on the carb end, can you rig something on the handlebar end? I recommend this way around because jou dont want anything at the carb end that the engine can eat.

As food for thought, I saw a ped last weekend that used a bicycle brake lever as a throttle. You can fit a set screw type nipple in one of these and it will get you by untill you can get the correct cable.

I have also seen some very creative solutions involving vise grips and duct tape on motorcycles which had this problem far from home.

You may want to buy a lighter throttle slide spring too. : )

Ron

Re: throttle cable??

XBrandon EdgeX /

Yeah, those carbs are a pain in the ass to put back together (top end, anyways)

Re: throttle cable??

We have had problems with throttle cables. In the past we have been able to get away with cutting the cable - until it became too short - hence the problems.

You can use a motorcycle cable which is heavier and hopefully won't break or stretch as much. If the nub at the carborator end is too big, you can just file it down. We have done this and it worked just fine. Our moped does not have a nub at the top end..just a screw that presses against the cable to hold it in place.

Our problem has always been at the top end...until we cleaned out all the filings left from the old frayed cables. Probably another contributing factor to our throttle cable problem...live and learn.

Any "all purpose" motorcycle shop can help you if you can't get to a moped shop.

One question that I have is...how does one prevent the cable from fraying when you shorten them?

Regards,

LKG

Re: look here

Not too ong ago I posted on how to make a throttle cable. do a search under "cable" or "cables" and it will pop up.

Jim

Re: look here

It was 6/22 when I posted "Cables when you don't got".

It's still valid today

Re: throttle cable??

Ron Brown /

Wrap the cable with a couple of turns of electrical tape then cut in the center of the tape with sharp side cutters.

Re: look here

thanks everybody... i ended up finding a guy who actually works on mopeds for a living. it's cool, cuz it's out of his basement and garage... i guess he's been doing it for years... people say he's forgotten more about mopeds than most ever know... sounds like a massachusetts version of fred, ree, or ron... hahaha. sorry for being unclear... it is @ the handlebar end. and, the cable's all frayed, otherwise i'd just slide it back in and tighten the little screw some more... like, a lot. hahaha. i think it might have snapped, but if so, i can just screw it back in. the problem is frayed cable. i can't squeeze the bitch into the little hole, to get it inside the mechanism that the screw clamps down on to hold the cable, either... mine never had a nub on the top, like LGK's... so yeah. everyone's been a ton of help... and ron, i'm looking for a cheap thinner spring... hahaha. i don't exactly feel like spending 9 bucks for a spring. i'll call up the MA moped guru... see what he can "hook me up" with. lol. thanks again everyone, i should be riding in a couple days... gasps can't wait...

-Mike

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