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I have a cb450t and I changed the handlebars to a emgo supersport handlebar. The shorter bar means that I now have extra cable that is all bunched up. The bunching has been messing with my throttle, clutch and brake line. I don't know how I would shorten the cables. Rerouting is my first option but I'm not sure how to do that.

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The best way to deal with the problem is to install proper length cables. Throttle stuck, no brakes or clutch , that's a horror storey.
 

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I have a cb450t and I changed the handlebars to a emgo supersport handlebar. The shorter bar means that I now have extra cable that is all bunched up. The bunching has been messing with my throttle, clutch and brake line. I don't know how I would shorten the cables. Rerouting is my first option but I'm not sure how to do that.

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You broke the first rule of a tech question: didn't provide enough details about your bike.

Is it a 1966-68 CB450T? 1969-1974 CB450T? or a 1981-82 CB450T?

the reason I ask is because sometimes a solution is as easy as this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Short-Control-Cable-Set-Honda-CB450-CB450K-CL450K-Twins-DOHC-Drum-Brakes-/172934636455
 

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It is a 1982 cb450t hawk.

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your options are to have someone make custom cables for you, or to re-route the cables you have.

stock your cable specs are: 49 1/4" total length - 45 7/8" housing - 3 3/8" slack

motion pro makes custom cables and also most of the cables out there.
https://www.motionpro.com/custom
 

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To re-route you need to use the excess length up under the tank, or as a big loop out the front of the bike which looks tacky and catches on brush if it's a dirt bike, any way you can route the cables without pulling, binding or being crushed is usually ok on a street bike, if you are putting a fairing on it no problem at all.
 

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your options are to have someone make custom cables for you, or to re-route the cables you have.

stock your cable specs are: 49 1/4" total length - 45 7/8" housing - 3 3/8" slack

motion pro makes custom cables and also most of the cables out there.
https://www.motionpro.com/custom
Damn. So there aren't any options to buy shorter cables on that eBay link?

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one thing you can do too to save some money is to look up what Hondas had shorter cables, then buy those. That's what I normally do. saves a ton of money and you have a (generally) readily available off the shelf part.
 
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