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I tried to do a search before posting but was told the words are "too common".
I wonder if anyone has a good source for NOS or A/M throttle cables for my K5 CB450. I can't find anything except 10" over on E-Bay or $37.00 for a set from Bike Bandit.
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Anyone looking to make their throttle into a 1/4 turn deal-- the XR75 or MT250 (or any of those smaller single pull only throttle tubed bikes) have a 45mm diameter big end on the throttle tube. You will need a corresponding housing (MT125/250 or XR). So, this would be for a custom-- Cafe or Chopper. The CB450 (and I imagine the CB350) curved cable end screws right into the housing
 

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WOZERD said:
I wonder if anyone has a good source for NOS or A/M throttle cables for my K5 CB450. I can't find anything except 10" over on E-Bay or $37.00 for a set from Bike Bandit.
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Since they remain available from Honda, you won't see many on EBay.
Bike Bandit is not the cheapest source on the net, try Western Hills or one of the other Honda places.......
 

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Thanks for the suggestions Bill but, I've tried Western Hills (they're just south of me-- gave em a call-- nope! Gotta order it-- I can do that at my Honda dealer 4 miles from me $$$$)
I've tried Sirius in Canada, Pro Motion, Z1 Enterprises-- No luck.
Weird eh? Normally they are everywhere. Maybe there was a "bust" at the border!! :shock:
And, I'm running out of time!
The cable on this 1972 I just bought is hanging by one strand!
I found an upper NOS on E-bay but-- really want the whole thing. One guy I buy stuff off of, Niche Cycle, on E-Bay says he's working on a cable supplier but it might be a month or more.
 

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Bob, the new ones from Honda are black, while the original cables were gray in color. So if you are looking for a perfect restoration, you will have to try one of the Honda dealers that have New Old Stock available or keep searching on eBay, as they NOS cables do come up for auction on rare occasions.

The black color doesn't bother me bit and I ordered one from my local Honda dealer last year. Ordered on a Friday, got a call on Wednesday of the following week, part was in. Probably cost a little more from my local dealer, than from some on line resellers of OEM Honda parts, but they are usually pretty fast on delivery, and if the item is wrong, there's no problem on returns.
 

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What about Ohio cycle. I know hes more for the early bikes. It couldnt hurt to call him. 440-647-2357 maybe he knows where to get one. :D
 

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I think you just need to get over it and order one from Honda.
You're gonna pay $30-$40 for one, so bite the bullet and get the cable.......
 

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I did-- OUCH

Thanks everyone!!
 

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so i am looking at the same thing. I have just started restoring a 70 cl450 and the cable is sticky and a bit rusty. i have torn apart and soaked in oil. ok getting off topic here i can get a cb350 cable for $14 what is the difference? i have had a few cb350's and even 1-2 cb450 in the past and i do not see the differences? i dont want to sink too much into till i check it all out.
 
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