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Ok so I am a newbie and I have a '73 CB450. I am staring my Cafe prject and need to find out where to get shorter cables when I put on a set of clubmans. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers!
 

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Your gonna' be hearing this Alot from the old guys, so better hear it from me first. Your going to have to make your own. I have a suspision you may be able to get a set of CB175 cables to work, but I'm just guessing. Anyone tried?

Cheers, A.D.
 

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That's what I was afraid of but I was hoping there was someone out there doing it for people. There was a place near me that used to do it for anyone who asked but they are out of business now.
 

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AD is right.
You might be able to get some 175 cables to work...throttle should work with some mods...you'd have to shorten the casing a bit to get full travel on the carb slides...can be done carefully with a dremel tool with a cutoff wheel...without having to remove the little cable end.

Front brake would be close I bet...probably no go on the clutch though...you'd have to shorten that.

Some place like Terry Cable will make them for you....send them your old cables and tell them how much shorter you want them.
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wrong wrong wrong. send motion pro the cables/lengths you need, and or what they are for and they can make them for you.


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Once again Joe you have earned your title!!!

If you don't know what your doing with cable making, take it from me, have somebody that knows what they are doing make the cables, it's worth it-especialy the front brake!!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Joe's new name was suppose to be changes to "Boy Wonder". He was sporting Robins mask at VIR.

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Joe,
Brainiac dude....Terry Cable etc...they don't shorten YOUR cables...you send your cables as templates for the new ones. That's why you send your old cables. Unless of course they tell you they don't need them.

Course I don't have to worry about any of that shit...cause I make my own from scratch.

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megan,

if you don't go the motionpro route, send my homeboy lance weil an email at: [email protected]

he'll make you whatever you need. he is in philly, pa area and has made a bunch of cables for me before. tell him you need it to be "cheap and cheerful." also tell him i refered you.

peace and hairgrease,

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um, i dont think i said theyll shorten your cables. i said if you send them the cables/lengths you need, they make you some. most of the time they dont need the actual cable if you tell them the application. i know people who have sent the old ones so they know the sheathing lengths etc fittings etc. also, dont go the spiral sheath roue if youre having them made. make sure they use the non spiral. it has less stretch/spring. better lever feel. i think chris has told me that barnett will make them too.

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Joe, do they show the difference between spiral and non-spiral. Always felt my OEM front brake cable was a bit spongy. What's the difference between the two?
I've seen "flat wound" and the regular round wire types.

And....I thought YOU were saying I said they would shorten your OLD cables. While I was actually just saying to send your old one as a template....I was just...you know....saying.
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I removed all the plastic covering on my cables, then I soaked them in water for like 5 minutes, and then I put them in the microwave. It worked, I just shrunk them too much and now I'm just trying to figure out how to get the bike in the microwave.

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dude, the dryer is much easier.....although i like watching mine spin on the rotissiere.

i cant remember the diferences. i just know that the spiral sheathed cable will flex and stretch as you pull on it. giving you a spoongyier feel somehow. chris has been through the whole thing, hes really the one to ask. hes lurking around here.



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Seems like I remember MotionPro or someone made cables with some wires that ran long ways through the cable...you can't compress them or stretch them so the cable doesn't sponge when you use it.
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thats what ive baan talking about but i really dont know the big details. and no, i dony use them. just heard about them

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