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PostSubject: Throttle cable frayed!    Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:59 pm

Does anyone know where i can find a replacement for the riv's throttle cable?
Mine is severely frayed, and ive got no idea how it got this way.
Already checked local stores and rockauto. checking dealer next.


Ill repair it if some know knows a way to do it. Maybe a bike repair shop?

Thanks!
Matthew

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PostSubject: Re: Throttle cable frayed!    Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:21 pm

Mr.Riviera wrote:
Does anyone know where i can find a replacement for the riv's throttle cable?
Mine is severely frayed, and ive got no idea how it got this way.
Already checked local stores and rockauto. checking dealer next.


Ill repair it if some know knows a way to do it. Maybe a bike repair shop?

Thanks!
Matthew

Last I checked cables (throttle and cruise) available from monsterpartsonline.com, and dealers. The headache is that I am not sure how long GM stayed with cables, and a bike shop sounds like good idea but you'll need all the old bits so they can copy the end piece (the zinc bar thingy). Might want to contact Ed Morad, they may have availability.

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PostSubject: Re: Throttle cable frayed!    Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:25 pm

alright ill give ed a shout. right now its held together by a few strands. i may try to add some solder to the end but i dont think it will fuse to the SS and zinc.

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PostSubject: Re: Throttle cable frayed!    Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:46 pm

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alright ill give ed a shout. right now its held together by a few strands. i may try to add some solder to the end but i don't think it will fuse to the SS and zinc.

I think your real problem is the zinc melt point is not all that high.

Were you ever a boy scout, and did you ever whip the end of a rope to keep it from fraying? See this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLKZiMp_Xdk

You could whip the cable with copper and solder that, but I do not know how to secure it to the zinc pellet.

Did you check if the insert from a universal throttle cable could be used?

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PostSubject: Re: Throttle cable frayed!    Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:05 pm

What i may do, if it ends up completely breaking, is crimping a wire cap on it, at least until the dealer or morad can get me one that is in good shape.

After looking at it more carefully i believe the culprit is the N* TB. The riv's TB, at least on the 96, uses the cylindrical pellet at the end to hold it in place, where the N* appears to use a more rounded end piece. the result of mixing the two seems to angle the cylindrical pellet in a way that puts stress on the wire and over times causes strands to break. Just a theory, maybe someone with a N* can confirm their's is holding up after 3+ years.

Thanks for your help Albert.

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