How tight should a throttle cable be?
Most motorcycle manufacturers recommend about 2 to 3 millimeters of throttle free play, but over time the cables will stretch and settle into their housings and you’ll end up with more slack.
Do throttle controllers really work?
In a word, no, a throttle controller does not just hand over free horsepower. It does, however, change how your Engine Control Unit (ECU) reads input from your accelerator pedal and the speed at which that throttle input is applied to the engine.
Are throttle cables universal?
In today’s modern vehicles, throttle cables are obsolete with the widespread use of drive-by-wire throttle pedal assemblies. Our universal throttle cable offerings fit most any application or engine type and mounting location.
What can a loose throttle cable cause?
When there is excess slack or the cable is too tight, this can cause intermittent delays in throttle response relative to pressing down on the accelerator pedal. This can cause more throttle to be applied unintentionally, creating a dangerous situation.
Does throttle cable affect idle?
Registered. When you press down perpendicularly on the cable, it should deflect that much from being straight. If you adjust the cable to where it effects your idle, it’s way too tight.
When should I replace throttle cable?
If your inspection reveals any damage, you’ll need to replace your throttle cables. You might also need to replace them to accommodate a different handlebar.
Do throttle cables stretch?
Sometimes a cable can become stretched over time, which will not only delay the response of the throttle, but can also leave the cable more susceptible to breaking. Delayed response may also be indicative of the need to have the cable slack adjusted.
Can you shorten a choke cable?
Re: Shortening engine control cables Nope. It takes a specialized crimping tool and machining process that the manufacturer uses to produce shift and throttle cables.