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Control cable parts

Postby alan.moore » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:16 pm

I need to make up some control cables, brake, clutch etc.

All the suppliers I have found on a Google search seem to be selling metric sized parts. In particular it is the outer dia of the outer cable, and more importantly the ferrule outer diameter that is the problem. For example a number 2 cable outer is sized at 6mm (0.236") the old imperial ones were 0.212". This in itself is not the issue it is the size of the ferrule which for the 6mm OD cable is 7mm (0.275") OD and these are too big to fit into the original handlebar mounts and cable adjusters which are 0.255" ID.

So....is it a case of opening out the fittings to accept the 7mm ferrule or have any of you chaps found a source of the old imperial sized cables and fittings?

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Re: Control cable parts

Postby ian.scott » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:59 pm

I just bought a universal throttle cable kit from JJ Cables, unfortunately he is now on 2 weeks holiday.


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Re: Control cable parts

Postby alan.moore » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:57 pm

Ok...I found a couple that still seem to do imperial sized, Mike Boulton ( http://www.classic-bike-shop.com/ ) and Feked. Mikes inners and outers are about half the price of Feked's but he does not have a full range, especially ferrules and nipples.

I think I am now sorted but if you have any other recommendations for buying cable parts it may help others.

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Re: Control cable parts

Postby paul.jameson » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:17 pm

I get my bits from JJ Cables = Johnson Cables at shows they attend such as the Stafford ones. Their nylon lined outers are the key to my ultra light clutches - along with sensible clutch springs, correct geometry, etc.
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Re: Control cable parts

Postby alan.moore » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:33 pm

paul.jameson wrote: Their nylon lined outers are the key to my ultra light clutches - along with sensible clutch springs, correct geometry, etc.


Paul, out of interest where do you route the clutch cable. I have seen photos on the forum of singles with a hole in the right hand rear engine platein line with the clutch cable boss on the gearbox but neither my VH or WNG have such a hole .

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Re: Control cable parts

Postby Leejm » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:04 pm

There should be a hole, without it the cable will not be straight. There's a hole in the front tank mounting to thread it through too.
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Re: Control cable parts

Postby alan.moore » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:30 pm

No hole through the engine plate on the VH or the WNG

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Also, with the hole what happens when the gearbox has to be pivoted rearwards to tighten the primary, will the hole hold the cable off line with the clutch arm?
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Re: Control cable parts

Postby Sean.O'Brien » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:42 pm

I'm just finnishing a 46 NG for my son and had exactly the same question. My thoughts were that if you go through the hole, then you then become restricted on gearbox movement, I I went under the right hand engine plate. This gives you a slight bend where it comes up to meet the adjuster, on a CP box, but much less than if you go through the hole. Happy to be proved wrong though...;-)_

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Re: Control cable parts

Postby alan.moore » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:03 pm

Sean, that's what I thought as well so that is where mine will go
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