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I remember some talk about throttle cables on the old site. Does anyone remember?

I have 32mm Mikunis with the stock throttle.
I spliced the new generic cables that came with my carbs (bottom half) into the stock cable (top half).

Anyway, I just broke my stock cable inside the throttle housing.

So now the question. I remember someone saying that they called a company and told them what they wanted and they built a custom cable for them so that they could use the stock throttle with the round slide carbs.

Does anyone remember what company that was?

Thanks, Dustin
 

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i second motion pro and their custom cables.
 
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I'm facing this same issue...I've done some research and the '71 SL350K1 had round slide carbs. I've just ordered an OEM throttle cable from Westernhillshondayamaha.com to see if it will work with on my '72 CB350 K4 with roundslide Mikunis. Plan B is to order a cable making kit from Sudco and solder up my own cable ends. My friend did this with his. bit of a pain in the butt but it works.
 

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I couldn't find any oem sl350 cables. I heard they would work. I may order some since I haven't heard back from MotionPro Yet. Edit: I just looked at the site and they have the same microfiche type setup as bikebandit.com does. They list the item with a price but after i ordered they sent me a e-mail saying they are no longer available. Let me know If they ship your or if they come back and tell you they are not available.

My carbs came with a set of make-your-own cables from sudco.
The ends pulled apart after two weeks. I'm pretty confident on my soldering skills but I went ahead and had a welder friend of mine braze the ends back on and they still pulled apart.

I really want some good high quality cables that are not going to leave me stranded.

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dustinlwood said:
I couldn't find any oem sl350 cables. I heard they would work. I may order some since I haven't heard back from MotionPro Yet. Edit: I just looked at the site and they have the same microfiche type setup as bikebandit.com does. They list the item with a price but after i ordered they sent me a e-mail saying they are no longer available. Let me know If they ship your or if they come back and tell you they are not available.

My carbs came with a set of make-your-own cables from sudco.
The ends pulled apart after two weeks. I'm pretty confident on my soldering skills but I went ahead and had a welder friend of mine braze the ends back on and they still pulled apart.

I really want some good high quality cables that are not going to leave me stranded.

,Dustin

The only good thing about the BikeBandit fiche is that they do give an indication of whether or not the part might still be available.
I always check there first, and if it looks like it's still out there, I switch to the RideNow fiche, which uses actual Honda parts numbers and is usually quite a bit cheaper.

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The only good thing about the BikeBandit fiche is that they do give an indication of whether or not the part might still be available.
I always check there first, and if it looks like it's still out there, I switch to the RideNow fiche, which uses actual Honda parts numbers and is usually quite a bit cheaper.

bill
BikeBandit is also a good cross reference utility.
 

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The guy (Toby) from MotionPro called me on my lunch break today. I had a very long and frustrating conversation with him. I won't go into details but I still don't have a cable ordered.

Now, what is the difference in a 1971 and a 1972 cb or cl 350 in the throttle cable.
Toby informs me that they have different part numbers and he refused to let me order a custom cable they have specs on for a 1971 cb350 with Mikuni VM32 carbs.

I'm pretty sure that it will work but he swears that it won't even though he could not come up with a reason why.

Help Me, Dustin
 

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Dustin, I'm NOT sure, but that MIGHT be when the splitter went from metal to plastic....Or possibly small diameter plastic to larger diameter plastic (Can't remember last week, much less 35 years ago.....)..... Regardless, they should be able to make-up any cable if you specify jacket length and free length for each cable section....
You could try scanning them a drawing or pic with appropriate measurements...
Worst that could happen is another "NO"....And you'd be right where you are now....

I use a Stock upper cable, and fab up the "carb" cables from bicycle cables..... A slight "fray" or bend at/in the soldered on end will keep them from pulling off....
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Well, They want me to send in my throttle assembly so they can build me a new cable adjuster and the little metal elbow that screws into the throttle housing.

I can't see that being any different than a 1971 model. If the splitter is different, what does it matter? They are going to give me a new one anyway.

I also told them I could give them all of those measurements plus the size and pitch of the threads on both ends of the elbow and adjuster. He pretty much told me that he didn't trust my measurements and that I would have to send them the throttle assembly. Guy really didn't want to work with me at all.

BTW, how's the sl350 cable coming. Did they have it in stock?

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Dustin..... Apparently the wrong Steve....I'm not currently working on an SL 350..... :lol: ...Steve (66Sprint.....66 to my friends, you included)
 

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Oops. Don't know how I mess that one up. It was outobie that was trying to order the sl350 cable.

outobie -- You find out anything on the throttle cable?
 

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I finally got a cable ordered and it came yesterday. I installed it today and everything went great.
Other than the initial conversation, everything has been handled very well by MotionPro and I recommend there cables.
They did a wonderful job and I am sure this cable will last just as long as the original stock one did.
 

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$47, I think, all together. I ordered a push pull throttle assembly for the 750 also. I think it was $15 dollars or something like that. so that make the cable $32.

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I second what Steve says. I soldered my own and if you leave a little extra cable, bend it over while soldering, it should hold up fine. The problem might have been if a person was using a throttle that was a quick turn, or just worn and dragging from years of sitting/useage.

GB ??? :mrgreen:
 

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Bicycle shop.
If you have splitter and can solder buy some bicycle brake cable inner and outer, couple of ferrules, nipples and make custom cables any length. The handlebar end is about same size as stock pushbike lever hole.
You may even be able to get different colour outer
PJ
 
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