throttle cable on dt400

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Enduronut357, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Enduronut357

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    can the lower throttle cable also make it stick? i know mine right now is sticking and i am worried about it being the lower cable as they are not easy to find, what can i do if this is the case?
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  2. Mandello

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    Learn how to make your own cables or find someone local who does. You can order what you need at Flanders. Will save you (down)time and money.
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  3. Enduronut357

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    hmm alright i will look into it
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  4. joexr

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    Try lubing the cables before you go buying stuff you don't need.
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  5. Twin-shocker

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    I find it very surprising that so few people involved with bikes know how to make cables, given the fact its so easy, and saves a fair amount of time and money?
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  6. Mandello

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    Stuff needed to make cables will always be useful as long as you ride a bike with cable-operated controls, but yeah, lubing won't hurt and will prolong the life of your inners.

    Alex
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  7. Enduronut357

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    i will have to try to make some cables, sounds like a good idea so far, thanks guys
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  8. Twin-shocker

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    Cable making is very easy, but it is worth getting the right things to do it with, as without them its far more difficult.
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  9. joexr

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    My point was , make sure it's the cables. Don't needlessly change parts. Prove the cause of the problem.
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  10. Mandello

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    Gotcha, thanks
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  11. Twin-shocker

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    On bikes with cable operated throttle that feels sticky, its almost certainly the cable at fault. Best way to check this is to remove cable from bike, and check to see if it feels like its not working smoothly.

    If so if its a nylon lined cable (almost all are), then replacement is the only effective option, as in many cases the cable itself will be frayed, or the nylon sleeve badly worn.

    On new cables, it does help to keep them lubed, but not a good idea to use anything other than WD40, as thicker lubes tend to congeal and make the cable action stiffer.
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