It finally happened. I was about half a mile from home tonight when one of my throttle cables simply stopped working. Naturally, it was the one that opens the throttle, so I ended up pushing my DL1000 home. Boy was that "fun."
My "warning" was that the throttle got sticky for a few minutes. It seemed to take an inordinate amount of force to open the throttle, but it closed normally. I had about enough time to think "Huh, that's weird, should probably look at that when I get home" when the throttle stopped working altogether (other than going closed).
Any tips on swapping the cables? The shop manual doesn't show the procedure, unless I missed something. It only shows how to adjust them post-installation.
This post (https://www.stromtrooper.com/maintena...placement.html
) makes the job sound awful, but the single reply makes it sound not so bad after all.
I would think I'm in for lifting the tank, at least, if only to get at where the cables attach to the throttle bodies & be able to route them through the bracket that holds them to the frame behind the triple tree.
I searched this board too, but only found general comments on how to replace the cables, not anything like a detailed walkthrough. Does one exist?
Should I get a set of OEM throttle cables, or are there worthy aftermarket replacements?
FWIW, the cable seems to have broken where it was brushing up against some sharp part of my Strebel horn over who-knows-how-long a period.