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post #1 of 9 Old 07-09-2012, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Need more throttle cable slack?

I installed a set of MSR ATV HI bars. At close to full lock the throttle cables tighten up. Is there anywhere I can get more slack on the throttle cables? Can they be routed differently?

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I was able to get a bit more slack. the throttle cables are held in place by a clamp that is just below the radiator. I took the cables out of the throttle and ran then back out of the clamp then I ran them to the right of the forks instead of through the middle. What do you guys think of this routing? They don't seem like they will catch on anything but I thought I'd see if you guys have any opinions on that routing.

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As long as they aren't binding lock to lock, don't worry about it.

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I rotated the entire housing forward so the cables were a little lower, in front of the master cylinder.
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I recently re routed my cables to the other side of the head tube. I can post some pictures for you tomorrow. Made a huge difference and now my cables aren't tight at all. I had installed sw motech risers and had the same problem.

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I recently re routed my cables to the other side of the head tube. I can post some pictures for you tomorrow. Made a huge difference and now my cables aren't tight at all. I had installed sw motech risers and had the same problem.
Pics would be great.

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From the bottom looking up.


From the top looking down.


Don't bother taking off your gas tank and removing your air box to get to your throttle bodies to try and adjust or disconnect for re-routing the cables....it's a huge PITA....i ended up going the the handlebar end of the cables...DAMHIKT

Just take apart your throttle housing on your handle bars and disconnect the cables up there, then pull them around the right side of your head tube and re-connect...i've got more slack that i need now!! just make sure you "secure? the cables somehow against the frame, you can't see in the pictures but there was a loom there holding some other wires that i just loosely zip-tied the cables to to help guide them through...

mine was pretty easy to do but i also had the side covers off and tank off because i was doing a bunch of other work, but if your hands are small enough you could probably re-route them with the side panel on...

ask questions if you want to, i'm all ears as i just did this and found it to be a huge help and super simple to accomplish!

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From the bottom looking up.


From the top looking down.


Don't bother taking off your gas tank and removing your air box to get to your throttle bodies to try and adjust or disconnect for re-routing the cables....it's a huge PITA....i ended up going the the handlebar end of the cables...DAMHIKT

Just take apart your throttle housing on your handle bars and disconnect the cables up there, then pull them around the right side of your head tube and re-connect...i've got more slack that i need now!! just make sure you "secure? the cables somehow against the frame, you can't see in the pictures but there was a loom there holding some other wires that i just loosely zip-tied the cables to to help guide them through...

mine was pretty easy to do but i also had the side covers off and tank off because i was doing a bunch of other work, but if your hands are small enough you could probably re-route them with the side panel on...

ask questions if you want to, i'm all ears as i just did this and found it to be a huge help and super simple to accomplish!

I did the same thing but actually went to the right of the fork tube. I'm a little unsure about the placement. It looks ok but I worry they could bind somehow as the forks will be pressing into them quite often. I might reroute them like yours . They look less likely to get hung up in between the head tube.

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Exactly what I was looking for. Old post but valuable to me today. Need more slack for the cables and brake / clutch hoses

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