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Old 04-03-2013, 06:14 AM   #36
gravityisnotmyfriend OP
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Location: ((kg*m)/s^2), IA, USA
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So, I just couldn't wait 2 weeks on another part. It's just a peice of tubing, right? May as well fab something up.

Here's why I'm replacing it:

The old tube appears to be copper and is completely worn through. I'm sure that's what caused my cable to start fraying.

So, I found a piece of thickwalled 5/8" stainless tubing:

Grabbed my handy dandy tube bender:

And put in a radius:

Then, I threaded the end to match the cable end and put her together:

And, on the bike:

The throttle is now silky smooth, and no feeling of anything dragging. That last picture makes it look like the tube is bent a bit too much. I didn't notice that on the bike - only looking at the picture.

I'll have to take a close look at it before I put the tank on. But, I've got plenty of tubing. If I have to build a new one, it's no big deal.

So, I took a $5 piece of tubing and about 30 minutes and saved myself $30 and a two week wait.

I also got the new tire on the wheel and the wheel back on the bike. With any luck, I'll be driving this bad boy this weekend.
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