Throttle cable slack after installing risers - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL650A - 2012-2016 DL650A 2012-2016 (L2-L6)

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 03-09-2019, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
bendmac's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 61
Throttle cable slack after installing risers

LOL....second post tonight....should be pretty obvious that after getting slammed with snow here for the past two weeks in Central Oregon, I have cabin fever and have been working on some upgrades on the Wee...

I installed a 2" extended front brake in anticipation of then installing some SW-Motech up and back risers (up 30mm, back 21mm). Getting to that junction block where the existing front line pipes into the ABS system was a BEAR (damn big hands) but I stuck with it and things finally went together. Still have to reverse bleed and do a few panic stops to cycle the ABS pump, etc.

Question is...the brake line is fine lock to lock but on left full lock, those throttle cable are reallyyyyy tight. I have the tank off so I couldn't start the bike and do the ol' "turn full lock left and see if your RPMs increase", etc.) Electrical lines from the bars on down seem to be fine.

I have one of Richland Rich's accessory shelves installed and also some Barkbuster Storm hand guards...the kind with the aluminum spine and all the mounting hardware on the bars. (see pic)

I did sit the bike and adjusted the bars to where I think I'll want them...and I'm pretty tall, so I really don't want to mess with dropping the front forks in the tree.

It looks like I can move the throttle cables one hole up and slightly right in that accessory shelf...but other than that, any suggestions on how to build in a little extra slack? I really don't want to mess with any connections at the TB difficult is it to disconnect things at the throttle on the right grip...or am I overthinking things here?

Any insight or pics you fellow inmates have of a similar set-up would be GREATLY appreciated...

Thanks! And don't forget to move those clocks ahead when you go to bed Saturday night!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190309_194142_resized.jpg (278.0 KB, 13 views)

Bendmac/Central Oregon

2013 Wee Adv...

EnduroGuardian bash plate/highway pegs/radiator guard;
AdventureTech LLC peg lowering mounts/mirror extenders/fork brace/shifter relocation kit, 2" extended front brake line;
Saddleman Gel-Channel Tech seat;
Barkbuster Storm hand guards;
Oxford heated grips;
Blue Seas 5025 6 circuit fuse block;
12v weatherproof power port;
Eastern Beaver headlight relay kit;
Cree LED lights;
Signal Dynamics voltage monitor;
Kisan signalMinder
PWD Stebel horn kit;
"Home grown" tool tube;
"Sasquatched" (Adventure Power Sports) rear shock
Madstad bracket and 22" screen
Roadstercycle SH775 R/R upgrade
SW-Motech bar risers
Mr. Ed's Moto custom seat
Superbright LED headlight bulbs and other bulbs converted to LED
bendmac is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 03-10-2019, 12:16 AM
ddphillips's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 52
Try running the cables on the other side of the triples, works for me
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image_1552194955009.jpg (390.0 KB, 16 views)


2017xt 650 vstrom, yellow.
Ohlins SU216 rear shock, .85 fork springs, cogent DDC, Barret 3/4 exhaust, 20mm rear raising links, ricks fork brace, oxford heated grips, Radguard, Altrider bash plate & engine bars, Steel pony soft panniers and rack, TAG bars, foot peg lowering brackets, gear lever extension, bar end mirrors.
ddphillips is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-10-2019, 07:57 AM
Jeffro650's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 31
I have the same shelf on my bike and put 2 Rox risers with +2 brake line as well. I had the same concern about throttle cables being tight but full turns left and right with the bike on an a center stand did not cause any idle changes. You could always roll the bars just a tad forward too and that could make a huge difference. Youll be very happy with the change to the bike for sure. Im 63 and it made things a lot more comfortable.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Jeffro650 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing a Scott's with risers, revisited DesertBike DL1000 from 2002-2012 26 10-16-2018 09:09 PM
Installing Rox Risers btadlock Maintenance How-to 9 08-26-2017 04:09 PM
Both metal throttle cable covers really loose Numbercruncher DL650A - 2012-2016 6 06-25-2017 11:19 PM
Throttle cable adjust confusion richenrygarcia V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions 1 12-18-2007 02:36 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome