removing throttle cables from throttle body

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  1. chuntera

    chuntera New Member

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    I am relatively new owner of a 99 5th gen vfr800. I have been riding a 2nd gen vfr700 for past 10 years or so.
    My 5th gen needs a new thermostat. The throttle body needs to be removed to access the thermostat.

    I found removing the throttle cables from the throttle body a challenge. With the cables adjusters set full slack, there wasn't enough movement of the cable to remove from the throttle drum/wheel.

    Is there some trick to removing the throttle cables ?
     
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    I usually remove the master cylinder from the bar and remove the bar from the fork allowing me to slide the bar out of the switch assy and throttle tube. Then the cables can be disassembled and reassembled with ease.
     
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    The only adjuster I touch for slack is the pull cable near the handlebar
    I then remove the bracket on the throttle body that is clamping the cables. It has two tiny Phillips head bolts. Be careful not to drop those. Once that bracket is off you can pull the cable ends towards the wheel as one unit and unhook them. I leave the bracket clamping the cables, no need to remove it. Installation is just the reverse.
     
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    That is exactly what I used to do on my ST1100 (which I restored from a non-runner so go to know the joys of carb removal really well). Just remove the plate that holds the cable adjusters at the carb and then both cables can be swung off the pulley, no need to touch any adjusters at all.
     
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    I do exactly the same myself.
     
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    chuntera New Member

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    That was my thought also. There wasn't clearance between the frame & cable bracket for a screwdriver. Next time I will pop the throttle body out of rubber boots first to give more room.

    Eventually I bent a metal tab to give more slack on the throttle cable.

    Removing the clip-on bar from the fork is also a good idea.
     
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    That's why it's handy to own an offset ratcheting screwdriver bit set. I have a small one from Craftsman I use.
     
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