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Question Throttle cable mod for the 2000 LT

I'd sure appreciate some help finding the relevant links to do the throttle cable modification and get all the right parts the first time. Is it misleading to try to follow the BMW repair manual and the Clymer service-repoir-maintenance manual?

I've been poking around the BMWLT site for specific information. Maybe it's my poor search capability, but I couldn't find the detailed instructions some have mentioned in their postings. Also, I'm concerned that I'll screw up and forget to order something and have to wait a month for addition parts while the bike is stripped down, see:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...=thottle+cable

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP!

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Smile Just did mine last week end

Check out my post from last week. I order the cables and upgrade kit from Chicago BMW but it took them two months to get me the parts. I need to find my receipt for the part numbers.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15127

Will try to find them tonight.
Just found the part numbers

Throttle cable 32737694490
ACC Cable 32737694491
Twist grip Mod Kit 32727691990



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I'd sure appreciate some help finding the relevant links to do the throttle cable modification and get all the right parts the first time. Is it misleading to try to follow the BMW repair manual and the Clymer service-repoir-maintenance manual?

I've been poking around the BMWLT site for specific information. Maybe it's my poor search capability, but I couldn't find the detailed instructions some have mentioned in their postings. Also, I'm concerned that I'll screw up and forget to order something and have to wait a month for addition parts while the bike is stripped down, see:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...=thottle+cable

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP!

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John: copy this address into your address line to check out the thread. In specific read OLD1951 POST #10 for part numbers and GINO post #16 for pix of the procedure. The BMW manual shows how to get at the cables. But read through the entire thread and follow the suggested links for help.

Good Luck

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...throttle+cable

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Smile All good info for sure

Thats a great post also. Good find!

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John: copy this address into your address line to check out the thread. In specific read OLD1951 POST #10 for part numbers and GINO post #16 for pix of the procedure. The BMW manual shows how to get at the cables. But read through the entire thread and follow the suggested links for help.

Good Luck

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...throttle+cable

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Tools to have for the upgrade install

I just finished doing this one today.

Make sure you have a long needlenose pliers with a 45 bend, it makes removal and attachment of the throttle cable possible without having to remove the fuel rail or airbox.

To get the E-ring circlip off of the throttle return cable, use a 1.5mm allen wrench behind the clip. Put the short arm through the clip, then grab the allen wrench with a vise grip and pull the clip off. Don't bother trying to take off the airbox, it is a huge pain and you may learn some additional LT repairs the expensive way.

Also having a good penlight and a small inspection mirror will allow you to see what you're doing.

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Smile Thanks for sharing your experiences!!!

The bike is due for a 12K service this winter, so I'll combine this task with that work. SHOULD I DO THE 24K SERVICE WHILE I'M AT IT?

I'm AMAZED by BMWLT member's willingness to help newbies like me. I'll try to add some value by taking several photos. Perhaps the additonal documentation will help somebody.

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I've got big paws, and found I still had to remove the fuel rail to get this done, even with the long pliers. Still, it wasn't all that bad. Just make sure you clean and lube all the moving parts at the throttle rail while you have things apart.

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Big paws ... not too bad of a handicap. Mine is that I have NO natural mechanical ability - everything is done the hard way, three times at least.

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