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04-27-2020 05:25 PM
Islandboy The very first time I did it I had too use a lever but every time since just a good firm tug with my hands did the trick.
Little bit of lube helped.
04-27-2020 05:13 PM
mcromo44
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Originally Posted by Islandboy View Post
That's the one. I was going to use a ratchet strap but mine just pulled off and went back on with firm hand pressure.
Now we know it.
Bee keeping on an island gives one strong hands!
04-27-2020 04:52 PM
Islandboy That's the one. I was going to use a ratchet strap but mine just pulled off and went back on with firm hand pressure.
04-27-2020 04:48 PM
mcromo44
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Originally Posted by Islandboy View Post

if your throttle bodies have been in there forever they may need some extra encouragement.
Somewhere in "what have you done to your bike today" a bloke talks about using a ratchet strap to do the work.
Ah yes, rufftup's contribution extraordinaire:

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums...24834-170.html
04-27-2020 02:56 PM
Islandboy The pry bar/long rod is just used to gently lever the throttle bodies from out of the intake boots on the engine.
I don't use the bar as I've had mine out several times and I can pull mine out with firm hand pressure. But if your throttle bodies have been in there forever they may need some extra encouragement.
Somewhere in "what have you done to your bike today" a bloke talks about using a ratchet strap to do the work.
04-27-2020 11:08 AM
Todd F. Smith
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Originally Posted by Ken Phenix View Post
Not much man cave time tonight. The cables attached to the throttle bodies easily enough.


After assembling the air box I used a tire tool between air box and frame to ever so gently persuade the boots back onto the intake spigots.
Errrr Ummm Ken? The Long Tire iron/ Pry bar did you need that and if so Why/ what for? Gulp...
03-10-2019 07:09 AM
mcromo44
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Originally Posted by KarlJay View Post
Ok, so how do I access this file?

I just signed into my Dropbox and Googled 3 times "how do I access..." and all Google gives me is how to set one one, NOTHING on how to access one that someone else has setup.

I didn't see any links anywhere on WT site, so I'm guessing I need a direct link to the files and an account with Dropbox?
One needs to be granted Public Access.
g00gl3it is the Gate Keeper of the Dropbox.
Try sending him a PM.
03-09-2019 08:59 PM
KarlJay
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Originally Posted by mcromo44 View Post
Resurrected for KarlJay.

Also.
There is a document in the Dropbox.
The path is WT_Shared/919/Misc Work Details & Ho To's.
It it not complete, but gives some added insight.

Ultimately, it's PITA work.
Ok, so how do I access this file?

I just signed into my Dropbox and Googled 3 times "how do I access..." and all Google gives me is how to set one one, NOTHING on how to access one that someone else has setup.

I didn't see any links anywhere on WT site, so I'm guessing I need a direct link to the files and an account with Dropbox?
03-09-2019 10:14 AM
mcromo44 Resurrected for KarlJay.

Also.
There is a document in the Dropbox.
The path is WT_Shared/919/Misc Work Details & Ho To's.
It it not complete, but gives some added insight.

Ultimately, it's PITA work.
04-29-2014 09:53 AM
mdtoney I lubed the throttle cables and clutch cable last weekend, so I can 'hopefully' avoid this monumental task... or at least put it off as long as possible!
I like working on my bike but that doesn't look like much fun!
04-29-2014 07:27 AM
marylandmike
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Originally Posted by jeffie7 View Post
I'm anal with cleaning so for me pulling everything apart opens up a lot of options for cleaning those hard to reach places.
TWSS
04-29-2014 07:04 AM
jeffie7 I'm anal with cleaning so for me pulling everything apart opens up a lot of options for cleaning those hard to reach places.
04-29-2014 12:44 AM
bartholio Rickard I totally have no idea how you managed to unhook those cables from the drum - and what is 20 times harder - how did you manage to place the new ones... even with best pliers in the world and having extra mini hands I would not manage...

As far as it goes for my way I simply did what Ken described and it all worked perfectly. Of course now I have to put back together all those hoses, connectors, bolts and other things I dismounted but the access to the cables was perfect - it's just the time you need to spend on dismounting all of this... But as Ken already pointed out in some way, time spent in the man cave is priceless
04-28-2014 09:45 PM
jeffie7 Sounds like a valve adjustment is more fun.

So from what I'm gathering,

Easy way is to pull everything off, tank, air box, throttle bodies, then easily reach in and replace the cables.

Hard way is to leave everything on and use long pliers and bitch and @#$ a lot?

Not sure if the glass is half full or half empty.
04-28-2014 09:03 PM
rickard919 You went all out on this. I didn't even pull my tank right off when I did my cables. Long needle nosed pliers are a must tho.
04-28-2014 01:11 PM
bartholio Hmmm... just found out that holding to the tail grip while kicking the airbox to push it back to it's place works, as well... :P

btw. I could not find any single malt so I used an ordinary polish beer:
04-28-2014 01:00 PM
bartholio You do that definately

Though my cable just snapped, because of... being 11 yrs old?


It took me whole week to get to this point... and now I gotta put it all back together...byt I ain't got any tire tool or somethin alike...
04-28-2014 12:51 PM
marylandmike All I know is after looking these pics, I'm going home and lube my throttle cables.
04-28-2014 12:29 PM
bartholio Hell Yeah!!!
04-26-2014 10:19 PM
Ken Phenix
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Originally Posted by bartholio View Post
I can not detach the rubber hoses from the cylinder head
Take the clamps off the throttle body spigots and then pry the throttle body assembly off with a tire tool.

Put some lube or soap on the boots and press them back on with aforementioned tire tool.



. . . . . and get some better scotch!

04-26-2014 09:50 AM
bartholio Hello there... let me refresh this topic a bit... as I am now at the same point as you were Ken at the beggining - I have dismounted all cables and stuff as you did on your first photo, but I simply can not take out that whole thing :/ I can not detach the rubber hoses from the cylinder head :/ Do you think that because my bike is 11 yrs old and those things have nerever been dismounted before, therefore this rubber won't go off? if don't detach it I can not pull the hole body/casing out on the left side... any ideas how to move those old hoses?
Please help me as I am already desperate, the "single malt" doesn't help anymore, and I am already thinking of cutting those rubber hoses in order to take it out (but new ones aren't cheap...)
04-14-2013 08:50 AM
SPYDER
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Originally Posted by rickard919 View Post

Super easy! Disconnect both ends, tape the top of the new one to the bottom of the old one. Pull old one out from the top. Voila!
That's about what I did used a zip tie to hold the new one to the old one also had to remove the seat side covers and raise the tank
04-13-2013 07:48 PM
Ken Phenix
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Originally Posted by rickard919 View Post
Why would anyone want 3" longer throttle cables? I'm confused.
Patience, Grasshopper. When your back has 55 years on it and you still want to bang out thousand mile days, you rig your bike for the most comfortable upright rider position possible.





Oh, and the owner of that 1250 Bandit should be taken out and maimed.




04-13-2013 04:45 PM
rickard919
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Originally Posted by beefsalad View Post
I started reading this and groaned. I was not looking forward to that amount of work to replace my clutch cable. Then my sinuses cleared for a second, clarity hit, HOLY CRAP! Hopefully the clutch cable is a lot less difficult.
Super easy! Disconnect both ends, tape the top of the new one to the bottom of the old one. Pull old one out from the top. Voila!
04-13-2013 04:43 PM
rickard919
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Originally Posted by zaq123 View Post

Raised bars maybe
Good point.
04-13-2013 04:11 PM
beefsalad I started reading this and groaned. I was not looking forward to that amount of work to replace my clutch cable. Then my sinuses cleared for a second, clarity hit, HOLY CRAP! Hopefully the clutch cable is a lot less difficult.
04-13-2013 03:53 PM
andrewebay1 ^Guy probably gets so much crap from other cruisers.. until he leaves them in the dust. That's damn radical, throw a round headlight in place of the fairing and you've got a bad-ass hot rod.
04-13-2013 01:35 PM
zaq123
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Originally Posted by rickard919 View Post

Why would anyone want 3" longer throttle cables? I'm confused.
Raised bars maybe
04-13-2013 11:14 AM
Pvster Thanks Ken! I'll be using this info soon since I need longer throttle cables.
04-12-2013 09:39 PM
rickard919
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Originally Posted by Ken Phenix View Post
I ran across my MotionPro invoice with all the numbers in case anyone wants to order +3" cables.
Why would anyone want 3" longer throttle cables? I'm confused.
04-12-2013 09:04 PM
Ken Phenix I ran across my MotionPro invoice with all the numbers in case anyone wants to order +3" cables.
02-10-2013 02:55 PM
Ghost_Writer

Here is the tube coming off of the airbox. Unsure where this ought to be connected to?
02-02-2013 12:50 PM
rickard919 I do the blip throttle thing on downshifts as well. I guess it would wear a little more since they'd be getting moved more. I never, ever lubed mine. The only reason I changed them was because my throttle would stick on a little and it failed tech inspection. Otherwise I'd still have them on. I was used to it. They were like that when we went to my st.helens. .
02-02-2013 12:00 PM
Pvster
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Originally Posted by andrewebay1 View Post
I'm going to reply here to your post from Karl's valve check thread, MM and Shaun. The throttle cable is out of adjustment at the bars even before I swapped to the taller fatbars (only 3/4" higher). I do bleep my throttle at every downshift, could that have caused the cable to wear faster?

I'm looking at the pictures on the thread and its looking like there is no adjustments on the throttle body side, is this correct?
Usually what wears out the throttle cables (or any cables) is lack of lubrication. More so in the wet.

There are adjustments at the throttle body side but its kind of a pain to get to.
02-02-2013 10:30 AM
andrewebay1 I'm going to reply here to your post from Karl's valve check thread, MM and Shaun. The throttle cable is out of adjustment at the bars even before I swapped to the taller fatbars (only 3/4" higher). I do bleep my throttle at every downshift, could that have caused the cable to wear faster?

I'm looking at the pictures on the thread and its looking like there is no adjustments on the throttle body side, is this correct?
02-02-2013 06:23 AM
marylandmike Looks like the hose that goes between the Pair Solenoid and the Airbox. If that's what it is it should connect where the arrow is.
02-02-2013 02:57 AM
woodyeee As mentioned, it must be for the pair valve? does the other end go into the airbox?........Ive just removed my pair valve off my spare bike, but, that pipe went all the way to the front of the bike!
02-01-2013 08:24 PM
rickard919 When i did my throttle cables i didn't remove anything. I just disconnected the cables and replaced them. Off the top of my head I can't think of where that hose goes. Where does the other end go? Only thing I can think of is the pairs valves. Maybe? I don't have a manual to refer to. Don't ask how I've ever done anything to my bike. Here a current picture of one of mine.

Attachment 24118
02-01-2013 02:25 PM
Ghost_Writer I'm just about complete in replacing my 919 throttle cables. I removed the whole airbox and throttle bodies out to the left of the bike like the instructions say. The Honda FSM instructions are excellent.

However, where should this hose be going? (pointing to with finger)

11-30-2012 05:25 AM
Ken Phenix
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Originally Posted by The Shadow View Post
Hey Ken,

Why did you need +3" cables to begin with? did you mount up some crazy ape-hangers or something? Ohhhhh...I bet this is for your Transalp project, right?

Just curious...
Yep. That's three inches not 30.



The bars pulled the stock throttle cables to their absolute limit, even causing contact with the brake lever when turned all the way left. I just wanted a little safety / adjustment room and the ability to add risers or different bars I might like better. The whole idea is to keep this 55yr old back straight and these wrists and thumbs comfy on long days in the saddle.
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