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I want to put new throttle cables on my CJ360 along with some lower handle bars. I'm guessing I'll want slightly shorter cables. There are lots of low priced cable sets on ebay with lengths listed in the ads, but I'm not sure how they measure them: cable length or housing length? Or is the method even consistent? Thank you.


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I honestly don’t have a good answer to the actual length, unfortunately. I believe it’s the end to end steel cable length - Motion Pro provides the cable and housing lengths if you have the stock number (a lot of aftermarket cables are just rebranded MPs). That said, I’ve had 50% success with them; replacement throttle cable worked perfectly for my CB360, but the clutch cable they label for the 360 had the wrong length housing and was impossible to adjust correctly. Some on here have worked out how to modify the cable to make it fit appropriately. The Common Motor ones fit correctly, though.
 

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Thanks for your reply. My own research has also steered me toward Motion Pro; they have lots of measurements and other info on their products. The clutch cable that didn't fit - was it too long or too short? For the CJ they have one for stock handle bars and a shorter one for clubmans/clip-ons. I'm looking at the shorter ones. I'll check out CMC first though.
 

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I went from stock handle bars on my 450 to CB400F bars. I had Motion Pro make new ones. They wanted me to send the old ones marked to use as a pattern. It worked fine, and took about 3 weeks. I'm lowering the bars on my GL1100 and will do the same thing.
 

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Wish I’d known that was an option! I’ll keep that in my back brain pocket for next time.

The clutch cable I received was the right overall length, but the housing was shorter than stock, allowing the clutch ramp to over-rotate when pulled in.
 

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I live near a local shop that specialises in making cables. I often bring them old cables, and they swap them out, and keep the old linings (because I prefer to keep the old white ones stock, like on my 71' 450), or they can also make new linings. Most have fairly standard ends, but sometimes they have to make custom ones (in which case it is sligtly more expensive). However, it was always cheaper than new OEM cables, so I always went this route...
 
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