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Old 05-31-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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Moving the throttle cable, or "My First Tutorial"

Hello everyone and welcome to my first picture tutorial. When I put the Rox Risers on my 08 R1200GS Adv I noticed on full left turn the throttle cable got pretty tight. So after reading that someone took apart their throttle and moved it under the bar I decided that was a good idea. Someone asked for some pics so here we go.

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Here is the T20 screw you have to take out to gain access to the throttle cable.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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When it's out the half circle cover over the cable will be loose at the top.
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As you pull on it towards the rear of the bike you will hear a little pop. That is the turn signal cancel switch button coming loose.
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It will look like this.
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Now take the cover off and you will see the throttle cable is all it's glory!
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Now you need to loosen the threaded nut that holds the throttle cable housing to the switch housing. If it's on there tight a pliers will persuade it nicely.
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Once it's loose it will just slide out of the way.
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Now here is where some picks come in handy. But anything you have to get hold of the stranded cable is ok. Just be careful of the plastic it rides on. It's pretty easy to mar it up. I opened the throttle with one hand so the back side of the throttle tube is exposed and the cable is easy to grab. Near the end of the cable it is recessed in a guide and a little harder to get your fingers on.
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There is a gap in the plastic to got the cable out of the throttle tube. It's on top on the guide. So pull the pick toward you to get the cable over the guide and slide the end of the cable out of the hole it's in.
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Once it's loose you can pull the whole housing and cable out of the front of the switch housing.
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There is a cable retainer right behind the brake reservoir. Give the cable a push down and it will come unclipped.
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Now reroute the cable as necessary. I ran mine under the bar and through the other hoses and wires. Play around with it a bit to find what looks best to you. As you push the end of the cable back into the switch housing it may want to retreat up the housing. If you pull it out untill you get tension and carefully insert it you should be able to grab it with your fingers.
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Now pull the cable out and open the throttle to get some slack. Make a small half loop and put the end of the cable back onto the hole from whence it came.
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On the bottom of the half circle cover you took of there is a little tab.
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It's going to get into a hole on the bottom of the switch housing here.
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