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post #1 of 2 Old Mar 7th, 2018, 12:10 pm Thread Starter
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Throttle Cables

I haven't posted in a while, but with warmer weather getting close I'm really looking forward to putting some miles on the LT this year. I replaced the original throttle cables late last year. I wasn't looking forward to doing the job (nor the cost), so I had been putting it off and riding with the original cables for far too long.

After replacing the cables the bike feels completely different. The shifts are smoother. Starts from a stoplight are much easier, and I swear the bike has 10 more HP. I can't believe I waited so long to upgrade to the newer design cables. For anyone contemplating the same upgrade, don't wait. You'll be very surprised at the difference.
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post #2 of 2 Old Mar 7th, 2018, 9:25 pm
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Re: Throttle Cables


I just replaced the cables on my 2003 RT. There are 4 of them and a Bowden box tucked under the ABS pump. It may be BMW's craziest design of all!

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