Cable Shortening made EZ

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Re: Cable Shortening made EZ

Post #16 by CBX n GL man » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:25 pm

Helpful thread here, going to need shortening of the cables for my CBX when I put on shorter bars, cool. Later.
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Post #17 by haley5586 » Fri May 10, 2013 9:30 am

I had my clutch cable break after doing this a couple weeks ago. The cable worked it's way out of the hole in the barrel so I had to come up with a more reliable solution.

I found that by countersinking one side of the hole in the barrel you could improve the strength greatly. I took a larger drill bit and drilled about 1/3 of the diameter of the barrel. This way you can fill that cavity up with more solder than before and it won't sqeeze through!

After doing this I must say; It's very nice to have confidence in my throttle cable again!

Pics are barrel, barrel with cable stuck through to previous edge of diameter, and after soldering and filing to shape...
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