Throttle Cable Replacement - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old Apr 19th, 2008, 7:50 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
bikebum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Birmingham, AL, USA
Posts: 106
Thumbs up Throttle Cable Replacement

I finally got around to replacing/upgrading the throttle cables on my 2002LT. The new cables work so much easier that it almost seems like the old gal picked up a little more horsepower. I didn't realize how stiff the old cables were. I have to be careful now to not apply too much throttle. That is the up side; the down side is that it was a much more difficult job than I imagined. I think it was much easier to flush the brake fluid on the integrated brakes than to replace the throttle cables.

Thanks to this site for all the tips, pictures, etc. that eased the pain of the upgrade. I will say though, the second time would probably be fairly simple.

Jamie
'02 K1200LTC
'82 R100RT
bikebum is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old Apr 19th, 2008, 9:15 pm
Senior Member
 
big_ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Humble, Texas,
Posts: 244
Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

Congrats on a job well done. Almost like a new bike I bet. Now stay tuned for the wicked lane changes and passing techniques you will pick up the next 30 days. It can't be helped. I've said "I didn't know she could do that!" more than a few times since my change out.
big_ed is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old Apr 19th, 2008, 11:17 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hallettsville, TX, USA
Posts: 218
Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

+ 1 on that! I've surprised myself when I just intended to give a little blip on the throttle. I'm still getting used to the light touch needed.

Congratulations on completing that job. I chickened out and had the dealer do it...

Joe

EncoreJoe

"Ride, boldly ride, ... If you seek for Eldorado!"

'10 Triumph Tiger 1050
EncoreJoe is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old Apr 20th, 2008, 12:14 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Silver City, NM,
Posts: 155
Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

I still don't call mine a "light" touch, but it sure is an improvement over the old setup!

Steve Brooten
'01 K1200LT
sbrooten is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old Apr 20th, 2008, 2:07 pm
Lifetime Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Manning, SC, USA
Posts: 192
Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

Joe,
What was the dealer's cost for the Throttle Cable Replacement? I am debating whether to tackle it myself or let BMW of ATL get some of my business.

Doug

2001 Pacific Blue LT
1992 750 Nighthawk
1985 VF700S Sabre
1976 CB550F SS
1973 CB350 Four
1972 Yamaha 250
MOA #134470
cb550f is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old Apr 20th, 2008, 4:30 pm
Senior Member
 
mtrevelino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Williamsburg, VA, USA
Posts: 2,543
Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by cb550f
Joe,
What was the dealer's cost for the Throttle Cable Replacement? I am debating whether to tackle it myself or let BMW of ATL get some of my business.
If you let your dealer perform the 12k service, they should give you a break on labor charges as everything is already out of the way. At least my dealer did.

Mike Trevelino
Williamsburg, VA
2008 RT
2000 LT - Totaled at 99,960 miles


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mtrevelino is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old Apr 20th, 2008, 8:29 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hallettsville, TX, USA
Posts: 218
Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

I had already done the 12K service and had the parts for the throttle cable.

They charged 4 hours labor for that.

Something's not right with my fuel gauge now, but they are going to make it right. Since I have new shocks on order I'm also going to have them install the new front shock while the plastic and tank are off again.

EncoreJoe

"Ride, boldly ride, ... If you seek for Eldorado!"

'10 Triumph Tiger 1050
EncoreJoe is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old Apr 21st, 2008, 8:29 am
Senior Member
 
ibbones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Victoria, TX, USA
Posts: 3,328
Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by EncoreJoe
I had already done the 12K service and had the parts for the throttle cable.

They charged 4 hours labor for that.

Something's not right with my fuel gauge now, but they are going to make it right. Since I have new shocks on order I'm also going to have them install the new front shock while the plastic and tank are off again.
Joe, are you using Lonestar?

"BONES" <///><
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2018 R1200RT
2002 K1200LTC--- Belle

"My wife and I have an understanding. I won't try to run her life and I won't try to run mine."
ibbones is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old Apr 21st, 2008, 12:04 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hallettsville, TX, USA
Posts: 218
Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

Bones,

Yes, I had that done at Lonestar.

I ordered the shocks (Wilburs) from Ted Porter at the Beemershop in CA, since he is a certified rebuilder and Lonestar didn't sound like they were too sure about the rebuilding process.

I'll pay for shipping but save on taxes. I think I came out ahead.

Joe

EncoreJoe

"Ride, boldly ride, ... If you seek for Eldorado!"

'10 Triumph Tiger 1050
EncoreJoe is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old Apr 21st, 2008, 5:15 pm
Super Moderator
 
dfinazzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Waconia, MN, USA
Posts: 1,358
Re: Throttle Cable Replacement

I was not so lucky one of the throttle cables snapped in the field

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24098

And in regards to your intial comments - I feel your pain and what a pain.
When I went ot replace I did not have to remove the fuel rail as I used some hemastats to do the fine art of feeding the cables into the rotary take ups.

Braking cables in the field can be a real nightmare - and lets see if I recall they will not sell you the cables for the 2002 you need to upgrade your handle mechanisms, recut your right hand handlebar bottom cover and at the end of the day you were out about $150.

I would bet for a dealer to do this I am guessing about $450 - $600.

Someone what to let me know if I am in the ball park!!

Dan Finazzo
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted to get"
dfinazzo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Throttle cable replacement notes johnrehder K1200LT 26 Aug 8th, 2013 7:54 am
Throttle Cable Replacement old1951 K1200LT 30 May 2nd, 2008 9:23 pm
Throttle Cable Replacement! Thanks!!! bulletbill K1200LT 2 Feb 11th, 2008 7:22 am
throttle cable replacement, how easy? parishollow K1200LT 2 Mar 15th, 2006 7:19 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome