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Quick question about clutch/throttle cables.

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by CrayolaS7, May 8, 2011.

  1. Hey guys:
    I had a little trouble with my throttle sticking, it seemed to be a problem at the carburettor end where after I'd turn handle, the cable would form a loop of slack down there instead of returning properly. Inspected it as best I could without removing it (needed the bike to get to work or jump on a bus, so didn't have time). I fixed it by spraying some good quality bicycle lubricant I had down the guides and adjusting the slack so it was all at the handlebar end. That was over and month ago and I've had no issues since.

    When I inspected it there was some rust/corrosion on it so I know I should replace it. I figure it's not too difficult and I might as well do the clutch too just for the practise. My question is whether I have to buy cables specific to my bike? Or do I just buy a couple of meters of cable and cut it to length? (and clamp it to stop it fraying)?