Does your moped need cables?

A. Martin /

"If your moped is in need of new cables, you can easily make them from the $2.00 cables you can buy at your local store for your bicycle. Bicycle brake cables can be used for your moped brake cables, and deraileur cables can be used for the choke, throttle and decompression cables. I have done this for a Solex, Motobecane and Piaggio Ciao. If your moped uses special cable ends then bicycle cables will not work, but most peds use standard bicycle cable ends. It helps to have a dremel cut off tool to cut the cables to size, but side-cutters and care work well. Oil the cable well before installing. Remember to solder the ends of the inner cable wire to keep it from fraying. It is a lot easier and cheaper to do this than to find rare, hard to find and expensive N.O.S. cables for your moped."

RE: Does your moped need cables?

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Do you have any information regarding the installation of a throttle cable on a Piaggio moped?

Regards

A. Martin wrote:

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"If your moped is in need of new cables, you can easily make them from the $2.00 cables you can buy at your local store for your bicycle. Bicycle brake cables can be used for your moped brake cables, and deraileur cables can be used for the choke, throttle and decompression cables. I have done this for a Solex, Motobecane and Piaggio Ciao. If your moped uses special cable ends then bicycle cables will not work, but most peds use standard bicycle cable ends. It helps to have a dremel cut off tool to cut the cables to size, but side-cutters and care work well. Oil the cable well before installing. Remember to solder the ends of the inner cable wire to keep it from fraying. It is a lot easier and cheaper to do this than to find rare, hard to find and expensive N.O.S. cables for your moped."</HTML>

RE: Does your moped need cables?

How do you reattach the cable after you cut it to adjust the length? Would solder be strong enough???

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