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Old 07-29-2012, 07:38 AM   #699
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Originally Posted by MotoKaw View Post
*** Part #18676 (spring #165 on the board) is what I used, but others would have worked too. ***
You might be right WireSpokes. I took my cable to the hardware store and tried many different sizes. I think that several would have worked well enough, but I went with the 7/16-inch diameter because it had a nice close fit to the knurled screw head and metal end fitting on the cable sleeve (a solid/fixed support point) and then spread a decent amount of lateral support to the sleeve above that end fitting (which is where the kink happens).

An extra thick heat-shrink wrap tube (or a few layers) crossing the usual kink point would probably work too. But SST's fuel line idea and this spring can be moved to make cable adjustments - I think shrink tube would have to be removed, replaced, cables adjusted, then shrunk again to get the same job done.

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