Yep, I had an opening cable break on my 900 Z-1 Kawasaki while out of state. I pulled the tank of, which on these bikes you can do in about 30 seconds with no tools, and with acsess to the throttle linkage,I took the closeing cable and attached it to the opening side. I rode into town that way to meet friends and unable to find a new cable I later switched the closing cable to the opening side of the hand throttle. When I did the rig on the side of the road I was opening the throttle by rolling it away from me. Try that sometime for a mind bender.