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Re: One throttle cable

Postby Mark » Mon May 29, 2017 10:43 pm

I'm not so sure about snapping off at any moment,,, but experiencing that sort of issue is what prompted me to ask the question.
My bike has a single Mikuni with a K&N hanging off of it and it shakes pretty darn good. I have had to replace the rubber manifold adapter because it cracked.

I see your bikes air filter to some extent supports the end of the carbs and buffers some of the bouncing up and down.
Your linkage setup looks very well thought out. I am always impressed by the skills of the guys that post here.

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Re: One throttle cable

Postby cliffa » Mon May 29, 2017 10:50 pm

Thanks for your answers Don. Put me on the list should you decide to go to production.

I think you have a bestseller here.

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Re: One throttle cable

Postby madass140 » Mon May 29, 2017 11:51 pm

all going good about 6 weeks time, hope to start machining parts later this week, stay tuned
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Re: One throttle cable

Postby gortnipper » Tue May 30, 2017 12:13 am

madass140 wrote:all going good about 6 weeks time, hope to start machining parts later this week, stay tuned
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Re: One throttle cable

Postby mdt-son » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:42 am

Hi Don,
I would like to pre-order as well.

Thanks,

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Re: One throttle cable

Postby cliffa » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:41 am

Hi Don,
How's the machining going ?

Not sure if you got this far yet, but what will you be using as a throttle cable an off the shelf one or are you custom making them too? (presuming you intend to include one) In either case I was wondering if you could include a cable that has the 90 degree steel elbow under the twist grip, as it gives a tidier look?

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Re: One throttle cable

Postby motoalchemist » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:47 am

madass140 wrote:all going good about 6 weeks time, hope to start machining parts later this week, stay tuned
Don


Don,
looks like I need one also...as all of you products so far that Ive gotten have been fantastic.

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Re: One throttle cable

Postby madass140 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:35 am

Machining is underway. I'm waiting for material to make the 2 pull cables and other items. The riser for the cable holder will be made from
1/2" 6061 round bar, spigoted in to the base plate and welded both sides, it has a slight curve with machined flats at the top for the cable nuts.
I'm waiting for my cable order which does not have an elbow, it will come with a ferrule (for want of a better word) which is a neat fit over the cable
and in the throttle. Please be patient these things take time.
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Re: One throttle cable

Postby madass140 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:19 am

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Well this is the real thing, I have one under test myself and another on its way to another tester.
The cable supplied should be good for most handlebars, however for Clip,on's I can either shorten a cable or
supply another solder on end barrel and outer chrome ferrule so you can make your own length.
I have set one up using steel Interstate and Roadster tanks without clearance issues , just make sure you have the rear
cushion rubber in place. Not sure about the fit with fiberglass tanks as I dont have any.
I fitted mine up with the chokes and choke cables which is always a pain, I personally have never needed them.
I still have yet to put together a set of fitting instructions but its pretty much common sense but there is always some
who have never laid a spanner on their own bike and fitting something like this confuses the hell out of them
unless they have a 90 minute video tutorial,that wont be happening.
All going good initial selling price would be $95 + shipping, which would be $30 to the US by DHL elsewhere dependent on
postcode city and country.
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Re: One throttle cable

Postby Onder » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:41 am

Promising looking despite the wire type slide lifters ala Trident T150 having a reputation of being hateful.
Still interested as makes sync-ing the carbs accurate.

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Re: One throttle cable

Postby madass140 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:15 pm

Onder, the slide lifters are the same cable as standard, So what then should they be made from?
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Re: One throttle cable

Postby baz » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:42 pm

madass140 wrote:Onder, the slide lifters are the same cable as standard, So what then should they be made from?

the trident throttle rods are made of rod not cable
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Re: One throttle cable

Postby madass140 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:49 pm

baz, so is Onder assuming mine are made of steel rod? or???
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Re: One throttle cable

Postby baz » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:58 am

madass140 wrote:baz, so is Onder assuming mine are made of steel rod? or???

I don't know but your setup using a cable looks better to me,I have a t160 Trident that uses throttle rods similar to the t150 ,they are very fiddly to work with,collets tiny springs etc etc also because the throttle rods move in a very slight arc on a t160 the seals on rods can be an issue
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Re: One throttle cable

Postby Onder » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:58 am

Yes they looked like the solid wire ones used on the T150. They are actually ok just
that they are a pain when using the set up on the Trident.
I have your head and rear sets, no complaints , stuff is well thought out.

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