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    Low-friction Throttle Cable - How to....

    I've just made my throttle pedal much lighter, thanks to advice from somebody on here whose identity I cannot recall. I replaced my standard 'bicycle-brake-cable' type outer, with a Teflon-lined, steel-braided, outer cable. I also shortened it, to eliminate an unnecessary 'S' bend which just didn't need to be there. An amazing improvement, so easy to do. De-grease your inner cable, then replace the outer with the following components:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162226131285 This is the outer cable material. (I bought 2 metres)

    Venhill Engineering Ltd: SKU: FT4SN or SKU: FT4LN These are the ferrules which I chose.

    All of this took only 20 minutes or so to install. I was also able to install a weaker return spring on the carb, due to the reduced drag in the cable run.

    Total cost: Approx £13.

    You won't find the ferrules on eBay - go straight to Venhill.

    This was such a great and easy upgrade. Enjoy!
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    Pleased it worked for you, the difference is night and day isn't it.
    Baz

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    Perfect. Might give that a go myself

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    AKBaz - it was your idea, yes - brilliant indeed. Absolutely eliminated my heavy throttle linkage. couldn't recommend it more highly - thank you.
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    Thanks for this. Already used Venhill when I made up a new handbrake cable but getting to the point of needing to make up a new throttle cable now.

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    So 3mm ID is not too large? What inner cable did you use? A standard bicycle one?
    Dek

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    My inner cable is 2mm. is very nice size...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannon View Post
    My inner cable is 2mm. is very nice size...
    Is that standard bike size? Been a while since I changed one!
    Dek

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    I don't know if it's a standard size - I can't really recall. It is, nonetheless, perfect for the job. Hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannon View Post
    I don't know if it's a standard size - I can't really recall. It is, nonetheless, perfect for the job. Hope this helps!
    Certainly does. Cheers!
    Dek

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