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PostPosted: March 15, 2017, 2:14 pm 
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I've been searching the web and calling custom motorcycle shops looking for a source for clutch and throttle cables. A few places said they could cut one down in size but nobody knows where to source 7-8 ft long cables.

Back in the 70's I worked in a motorcycle shop and we would cut what we needed off a big reel and solder the ends on. I guess those days are gone.

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PostPosted: March 15, 2017, 3:25 pm 
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Had the same problem finding a throttle cable. Local bicycle shop had bulk cable. Had to finish the ends myself but that was no big deal.

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Try ultralight supplies. Or talk to Bob at Aerocontrols; he may be able to custom make them for you. He once owned a real 7.

http://www.aerocontrols.net/Miscellaneous.htm

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You can also try Midwest Control Products:

http://www.midwestcontrol.com/

I think there may have been some people on this board that have used them before to make custom cables.

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I've not used these guys but a quick Google found them. if they don't have the right end fittings, perhaps your shops can use the cable and crimp the ends on. Is 12 ft long enough? :mrgreen:

https://www.jrracecar.com/throttle-cable-linkages/

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PostPosted: March 15, 2017, 5:43 pm 
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Thanks guys.

Bicycle cables I think would be too light duty for clutch on an R1 engine.

Aerocontrols is a possibility but a bit of a hassle and probably expensive.

I've bought stuff from Midwest before but I think all their cables are push/pull.

jrracecar has some good long cables at a reasonable price.

I ended up buying this kit from ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110855334221

16 ft of cable and a whole bunch of ends to play with.


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Junior Drags. Who knew. Another place for Dads to have their wallet vacuumed. I bought a horse for baby girl, and all I get is to shovel horse.... :BH:
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Motion Pro - they did the throttle cable for my car.

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