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'''Cables''' are most [[moped]]s primary non-electrical means of allowing controls on the handlebars to adjust the operation of various parts of the bike.  Cables commonly connect parts such as [[brakes|brake]] levers, [[starting clutch]] levers, [[throttle]] controls, and [[decompression]] levers to their associated components elsewhere on the bike.
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'''Cables''' are most [[moped]]s primary non-electrical means of allowing controls on the handlebars to adjust the operation of various parts of the bike.  Cables commonly connect parts such as [[brakes|brake]] levers, starting [[clutch]] levers, [[throttle]] controls, and [[decompression]] levers to their associated components elsewhere on the bike.
  
 
Cables do not necessarily have to be operated by the rider.  The [[speedometer]] cable, notably, is driven from the [[wheel]] to turn the internal parts of the speedometer.
 
Cables do not necessarily have to be operated by the rider.  The [[speedometer]] cable, notably, is driven from the [[wheel]] to turn the internal parts of the speedometer.
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* Avoid having the cable make sharp turns or kinking the cable.
 
* Avoid having the cable make sharp turns or kinking the cable.
 
* Route cables through the moped such that they will avoid moving or hot parts.  Make sure cables will not be crushed by movement of the forks or suspension.
 
* Route cables through the moped such that they will avoid moving or hot parts.  Make sure cables will not be crushed by movement of the forks or suspension.
* Excess cable should be cut carefully to avoid fraying the ends, which makes reinstallation difficult, and may reduce the overall strengh of the cable.
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* Excess cable should be cut carefully to avoid fraying the ends, which makes re-installation difficult, and may reduce the overall strength of the cable.
 
* When installing brake cables, a fourth-hand tool can be helpful.  This tool helps hold the cable, allowing more easy adjustment of parts which will keep the cable permanently in place.
 
* When installing brake cables, a fourth-hand tool can be helpful.  This tool helps hold the cable, allowing more easy adjustment of parts which will keep the cable permanently in place.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:42, 5 July 2008

Cables are most mopeds primary non-electrical means of allowing controls on the handlebars to adjust the operation of various parts of the bike. Cables commonly connect parts such as brake levers, starting clutch levers, throttle controls, and decompression levers to their associated components elsewhere on the bike.

Cables do not necessarily have to be operated by the rider. The speedometer cable, notably, is driven from the wheel to turn the internal parts of the speedometer.

Some mopeds now offer a hydraulic disc brake system which does not make use of cables (though this usually only applies to the front brake).

Cable Installation

Tips in general for cable installation:

  • Avoid having the cable make sharp turns or kinking the cable.
  • Route cables through the moped such that they will avoid moving or hot parts. Make sure cables will not be crushed by movement of the forks or suspension.
  • Excess cable should be cut carefully to avoid fraying the ends, which makes re-installation difficult, and may reduce the overall strength of the cable.
  • When installing brake cables, a fourth-hand tool can be helpful. This tool helps hold the cable, allowing more easy adjustment of parts which will keep the cable permanently in place.
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