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Eating GSXRs, Sh***ing CBRs
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Every year, usually around this time, my throttle cable on my bobber (84 XV1000) breaks. Sometimes it happens twice a year. It always breaks in the same spot, right at the throttle grip. Nothing is binding or twisting or too loose or too tight. The throttle always functions smoothly until it just snaps. And like this morning, it always breaks in the most inconvenient locations, too! What could be causing 1-2 cable breakages a year? I have ape hangers, but they're only 12" and I always buy longer than stock cables to compensate for them.

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They are likely binding/bending too far at the point of breakage. Are they snapping real close to the end connectors? Some motorcycles use a gently bent metal tube near the entry point to the throttle sleeve to lessen the angle.
 

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Check all of your grounds, a weak ground can greatly shorten the life of your cables.
 

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Eating GSXRs, Sh***ing CBRs
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They are likely binding/bending too far at the point of breakage. Are they snapping real close to the end connectors? Some motorcycles use a gently bent metal tube near the entry point to the throttle sleeve to lessen the angle.
Yeah, that's right where they're snapping. I guess I'll see if I can find one with the metal tube.
 

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Check all of your grounds, a weak ground can greatly shorten the life of your cables.
Darn! Good idea. Your momma didn't raise no dummy did she!?!:thumbsup:
 
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