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Throttle cable went....

Hey all,
Had an interesting experience day before last...100+ km/h on the way home from work and just going over the Bolte Bridge (full freeway tollway for those not familiar) when bang, no throttle...nothing...

Managed to get myself over to the emergency lane (and pull over a taxi in doing so...laugh), got off the bike and discovered that the cable broke right out of the crimped nipple up at the throttle...

Ah well, 1 hour later (after standing on the side of a 100km zone with a 100 foot drop next to me) the tow truck arrived. Ended up being an ex-copper, so had a good chat about old times etc...

Now, apparently both of the cables have been superseded with new ones so had to order a set in through Southpark...whoops...Southbank BMW...and now still waiting for them...

Stripped the old girl (fuel tank and airbox) in readiness...

Stay tuned...

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Re: Throttle cable went....

Ian,
Were your original cables ever replaced? Was the throttle hard to pull? I had mine done (with older style cables) at either the 24k or 36k service and wonder how much longer they will last.

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Hi Mike,
Nope, these were the original 2000 model cables and I have done 63000kms on them...and they were not in anyway hard to pull or close...

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dude the guys at bmw workshop out mitchem way, told me old cables are no longer available and the replacement involves handlebar body work and cables and cost about $500. be interested to know if this is so.

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Hi Mike,
Nope, these were the original 2000 model cables and I have done 63000kms on them...
someone's working too hard.... or keeps having kids
a wonder they didn't rust out....

Sounds like that was interesting experience Ian!
Hope you get it fixed without too much bother.
cheers mate

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someone's working too hard.... or keeps having kids
a wonder they didn't rust out....
Yeah, yeah, very funny mate....

Well...she's back on the road with a new updated throttle cable system...the rear pocket lighter to the tune of $350.00 just for the parts. Passed on the new handlebar cover and just drilled my own hole to re-route the new cables as required...

Not a quick job though... Needs a strip including the fuel tank and air box in order to get to the throttle rockers and then it is a bit fiddley to get to them...

All good now though...

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Yeah, yeah, very funny mate....

Well...she's back on the road with a new updated throttle cable system...the rear pocket lighter to the tune of $350.00 just for the parts. Passed on the new handlebar cover and just drilled my own hole to re-route the new cables as required...

All good now though...
$350 for a couple of throttle cables (cough splutter choke!!!!) huh??? you sure you haven't mentioned where you work??? heheheh

Beryl is still on her originals, works just fine, dunno why BMW would come out with superceded throttle cables...hmmmmmm just a mo, $350 for parts per bike...ahhhhhhhhhhh the light bulb is getting brighter....only 65,000kms or so Ian??? tut tut

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$350 for a couple of throttle cables (cough splutter choke!!!!) huh??? you sure you haven't mentioned where you work??? heheheh

Beryl is still on her originals, works just fine, dunno why BMW would come out with superceded throttle cables...hmmmmmm just a mo, $350 for parts per bike...ahhhhhhhhhhh the light bulb is getting brighter....only 65,000kms or so Ian??? tut tut

cheers
And they wanted to sting me for a modified handlebar cover for the right side as well...Thanks to this site (did a search on cable replacement) turns out all that is required is a quick dremel of a new hole for the re-routed cables and bobs your uncle...did that and all is fine...

65k...yeah I know mate...something about having two children and a full time job eh? LAUGH

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Re: Throttle cable went....

Hi Mate,
I replaced mine around twelve months ago {02 model) at 120,000 klm.
Didn't have a problem with the old cables other than a sore wrist after a few hours riding..
The changeover took approx four hours and quite a bit of blaspheming (trying to get the bottom end connected) because I didn't remove the fuel tank etc. I also didn't drill the 'new' hole in the bottom cover, just routed the new cables the same way as the old ones..
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The changeover took approx four hours and quite a bit of blaspheming (trying to get the bottom end connected) because I didn't remove the fuel tank etc. I also didn't drill the 'new' hole in the bottom cover, just routed the new cables the same way as the old ones..
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Hi Col,
wow...great work mate! The first thing I thought about was how to do this job without taking off the tank and everything that goes with that job...but I just couldn't see how that could be done...

How did you do it? I can only guess that you attached the new to the end of the old and pulled them through some how? Might have to start calling you 'Mandrake'...laugh

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Glad to hear that this didn't cause a bigger problem. With the engine braking you can get from an LT, if this happened at an inopportune moment, this could be really bad. I am gald to see your post. My '01 has about 56K miles on her and the mechanic that works on it just told me that the throttle cable should be replaced. I had been considering putting it off for a while, but I think not. I'm going to get it done before the INternational Rally, for sure. Thanks for the post!

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Now, some blokes have the presence of mind to flip on the cruise and limp home, while pulling over taxis.

Good job, Onions! You'll enjoy the new cables as they really are smoother.



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Re: Throttle cable went....

Ian,
glad to hear the final outcome was good. I just replaced my cables (Same year bike) and I havea noticable difference in smoothness. I would have replaced them a few years ago had i known the difference. I am enjoying them. I did the same and modified my handlebar cover. Was fairly easy. Ride safe!
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