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40 DCOE throttle linkages

PostPost by: mbell » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:28 pm

simonknee wrote:They always felt sticky no matter what you lube them with. That was until I made one myself with Shimano teflon brake cable. It feels wonderful.

Thanks, that an interesting/good idea. Cable on my car doesn't stick but feels very rough so I may have to try this mod.
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PostPost by: simonknee » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:59 pm

You won't regret it. Be careful to finish the ends of the cable outer with some kind of ferrule or they will fray and collapse (no really, didn't happen to me, honest..) If you have an existing standard cable it is worth re-using the adjuster section. I did this myself because of the rough feel making it difficult to accelerate smoothly. An unexpected benefit was a much more reliable return to idle.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:32 pm

it's either a brocken mount, or both sides mixed up or the wrong ones. the regular screw-heads are 5mm high: use another type which'll give u a couple of additional mi clearancel! good luck sandy
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