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I'm currently trying to convert my bike to riser bars. I've got the new yoke fixed on and the electrical wiring sorted with some re-routing but I can't get the throttle cable to fit, or at least not if I want the bike to turn right!

I'm about 2" short although a little more would be better, just wondering what options (if any) there are for longer cables.

I was told that my original cable should work with the bars I'm using, Renthal 758, but after trying several routings I'm not getting them to fit.

There is a possibility that my cables are not original of course as the bike is 16 years old and I've only had it a few months but if I'm going to be buying new cables I'd prefer to get some extra length if possible.

Does anyone know of any cable options with the same fittings but a bit longer?


I thought it should be possible to get some from the 'N' specification bike but it seems these have a different fitting at the bars (presumably same at throttle body end) so I'd have to change the housing and possibly the twist grip too and this may even have implications for the switch gear so not a can of worms I want to open really.
 

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I bought motion pro +4". You cant use the N model, the end fittings are different. Motion pro 04-0331. Perfect fit, for tube bars, I am just running the S clip on's on top of the triples, and they're a shade long in my case, but a perfect fit nonetheless.
 

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I bought motion pro +4". You cant use the N model, the end fittings are different. Motion pro 04-0331. Perfect fit, for tube bars, I am just running the S clip on's on top of the triples, and they're a shade long in my case, but a perfect fit nonetheless.

Cheers Jokester, I'll look into them, not heard of them in the UK but I'm not really in touch with this kind of componentry anyhow, hopefully I can get them here.
 

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Cheers Jokester, I'll look into them, not heard of them in the UK but I'm not really in touch with this kind of componentry anyhow, hopefully I can get them here.

Yep, looks like they're not available in UK but seem like I can get them shipped from the US of A, guess I'll get spanked for import duty but at least I'll have a cable with plenty of length, should be able to keep the same routing which will look and hopefully work better too. Thanks again for the recomendation :)
 

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Well if it will help, I can get em to me, and send em off as parts I "custom make filling customs forms" etc etc with value as $1 - but then again its still likely to cost a pretty penny just to ship. I send parts to - well everywhere, Israel, Australia, Hungary etc etc on the GS500 site - GSTwin.com where I am on as "The Buddha". UK is a lot easier than Israel I'll bet - though TBH I have not shipped stuff to UK.
 

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I bought motion pro +4". You cant use the N model, the end fittings are different. Motion pro 04-0331. Perfect fit, for tube bars, I am just running the S clip on's on top of the triples, and they're a shade long in my case, but a perfect fit nonetheless.
Thanks for this info!!
Will need these for lifting / move back / change bar angle mod I have in mind for my 1000S
 

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Just to close the loop on this, I did eventually manage to re-route my cable successfully. I had to take the routing through the RHS of the headstock and they just reach. I had tried this initially but the tight-ish "S" bend this gives behind the headstock resulted in the cables exiting the throttle bodies as a tight angle. I moved the cables slightly and used a tie-wrap to keep them in position which gave a good result. I'll probably look into a set of those longer cables over winter when I have more tinker-time available.
 

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Yeah, i would get the longer cables for sure, the load that is put on the cables over time can cuase premature wear, and also drag on the throttle tube and the shaft on the
throttle body. The possibility, when heat is built up that binding may occur is higher too......
 
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