gtsun wrote:Last year I bought a set for dual Amals to a junction & a single throttle. They were from a highly respectable distributor but seem cheap. They just don't seem to run smoothly to me. I was thinking of making my own because her friend has all the materials and makes really good ones for larger bikes but I'd rather not have to go through all the trouble. Are there some that are a better quality than others and who makes the best ones?
Venhills will make custom cables to your drawing. They are a bit spendy but the quality is superb.
They also have stock cables for the Commando and the cost for those is quite low, but the quality is the same as with the custom type.
Finally, they offer DIY kits with one end already in place. You cut the inner and outer to suit, then solder on the second end of choice. The kits are not quite as good as complete Venhills cables as the owner made end is the weak point.
Also, for ease of soldering, the kits use a galvanized steel inner, whereas the complete Venhills made cables have a stainless steel inner. Hard to beat the natural slippery quality of stainless cable inside of a Teflon sheath. It never needs lube and should last indefinitely . Unfortunately stainless requires silver soldering, that is why it isn't used in the DIY kits.