Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gold Country, CA, USA
Replace them before they break
I had heard stories about the old style cables (pre- '04 or '05?) being stiff, and breaking.
I changed mine, just by shear LUCK and coincidence. I was doing the 24K maintenance, and just was ready to start putting tupperware back on. A little voice in the back of my head said, "Check to make sure she'll start, before you put all that plastic back on!" For once I listened to that little voice.
Started her up, and she idled just fine. Gave her a little goose on the throttle, and SNAP!
All I had to do at that point was take off the air box. Manual says take off fuel rail, but I was able to use hemostats to snake new cable in place. Man what a difference the new ones make.
As a bonus, I wasn't stranded on the side of the road.
CCR: 2008, Midway; 2011, Boise; 2012, Duluth; 2014, Chattanooga. MOA: Billings, 2015; SLC, 2017
CCR-R: 2018, Russellville
'13 K1600 GTL-P - "Eva"
Sold but "beloved" ride: K12 LT - "Pepe"
IBA #31242 (SSx2, BB, BBG)
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