Light in da tunnel?

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neale
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Light in da tunnel?

Post by neale » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:48 pm

Well things have been aggravating, tryin' to break back into the security market in Sydney without any luck, no money for the bills etc.

Toy just turned up which could gimme a li'l fun, the single carb manifold and re-jetted HSR-42 that I got set up for it have finally turned up, it's ONLY taken 4 1/2 months since I started chasing the guy in the States.

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Now if I can just find the rest of the parts I need to put it together (canna find the choke ANYWHERE), and can work out how to split the right control to change back to the twin cable throttle (anyone know the trick for that? The Viagra has the standard aftermarket Harley controls, Image I know that I couldn't sort it out when I tried to replace the throttle cable about 9-10 months ago), I should be able to have some fun.

Hope everyone else is having more fun than I am ;^)

Neale
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Re: Light in da tunnel?

Post by Prof » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:41 pm

An easy and effective way to do throttle cables to correct length is instead of soldering, to use a threaded pin. Until my shovel I always ran this setup.

It is basically a pin (usually about 6mm diameter) that fits in the accelerator arm of the carby. Drill a hole through it to take the throttle cable (drill it .5mm larger). The throttle cable is locked in place with a fine bolt that pushes against the cable.

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Instead of using a pin as shown above, you can also use a bolt... that way you can grip the bolt head with a spanner when you are tightening the cable.

It is worth carrying approproate sizes as spares for repairing your clutch cable and throttle cables shoulf they ever break.
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

neale
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Re: Light in da tunnel?

Post by neale » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:16 pm

Thanks, but I have to change it from a single cable throttle (early '80's Hitachi) to dual cable (Mikuni HSR-42), I have new twin cable grips/throttle and a new set of Harley cables which will be long enough, my problem last time when I was trying to replace the bodgy throttle cable was that I couldn't work out the trick to separate the halves of the right hand control once I'd removed the allen bolts, while the auto electrician was fixing the screwed up electrics he got a guy over from the bike shop to pull it apart, but I never worked out how to do it myself.

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Re: Light in da tunnel?

Post by xsive » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:02 am

from memory i think there is two allen bolts under side and one on the top side
IM NOT CRAZY ITS JUST OTHER PEOPLES PERCEPTION OF MY NORMALITY THAT DIFFERS

neale
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Re: Light in da tunnel?

Post by neale » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:48 am

Thanks Steve, looks like I have more searching to do, I've never been able to find more than one allen bolt on the underside, aside from the 2 bolts for the brake lever collar :o(

NB: Found the choke cable at about 1 this morning and fitted it, so I'm 1 step closer ;^)
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Re: Light in da tunnel?

Post by neale » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:20 pm

Yep, that was it, another allen bolt hidden up under the brake lever collar, thanks Steve.

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