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Old 04-17-2013, 10:59 AM   #16
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no Y junction, already suggested that only to be educated.......
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:48 PM   #17
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Item 17. School's out.


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Old 04-17-2013, 04:01 PM   #18
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Huh? School on what, how to post images? :)
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #19
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Dumroll please...

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G _ d D #*mn Mother F#*"> son of a biscuit.

Went over each component from beginning to end with no results. Pulled the cables off one at a time and laid them against the originals.....

......the cables are about 1.5 cm shorter than the stock ones...each one....so I assume they were mislabeled, mispacked or who knows what but damn that was a lot of dickin around for nada.

S&M Motors on Ebay.

I can't believe it.
And the whole job started because I was trying to correct a stutter or cough when I begin to accelerate. The bike runs great at speeds its just the takeoff has a stutter almost as if the carbs are out of sync. So I am back where I started, original cables, same issue but....I am idling at 950 now.

Thanks for everyones replies, answers, support and just overall usual community feel.

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Old 04-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #20
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Item 17. School's out.


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Shool's back in session.

look at items 12, 18 and 19, which connect to 17, in the same frame, clearly identified as the Choke Cables

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Old 04-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #21
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You ready.....
G _ d D #*mn Mother F#*"> son of a biscuit.

Went over each component from beginning to end with no results. Pulled the cables off one at a time and laid them against the originals.....

......the cables are about 1.5 cm shorter than the stock ones...each one....so I assume they were mislabeled, mispacked or who knows what but damn that was a lot of dickin around for nada.

S&M Motors on Ebay.

I can't believe it.
And the whole job started because I was trying to correct a stutter or cough when I begin to accelerate. The bike runs great at speeds its just the takeoff has a stutter almost as if the carbs are out of sync. So I am back where I started, original cables, same issue but....I am idling at 950 now.

Thanks for everyones replies, answers, support and just overall usual community feel.

Glad you found the "problem", now onto the real problem. Stumble off idle.
Loosen the hose clamps on the airbox side of the carb, make sure the head side ones are tight. Now try and rotate the carb body around it's axis. If you can, your instake spigots are loose and are likely the source of an airleak. Tighten to reseal. That vintage should have a slot cut on either side of the spigot that you can insert a piece of steel into to tighten them up with.
If that's ok, take a look at your needles and needle jets since the tend to wear on each other, also affecting the metering.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #22
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......the cables are about 1.5 cm shorter than the stock ones...each one....
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Are these actual BMW cables, with the BMW name and part number stamped on them in white ink? Or are they some sort of counterfeits or clones?
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:48 PM   #23
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Clones I think.

I have a feeling they were clones. Ebay BMW R100 gs throttle cable left and Right.

S&M Motor Company

19.95 each & free shipping, not worth it at all after this.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:09 AM   #24
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Not worth anything if they're simply wrong. Sounds like justification for negative feedback to me.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:38 AM   #25
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And the ironic thing is that BMW throttle cables cost about that from a reliable source. This is one reason to avoid off-brand parts from Fleabay.

S&M, eh? Classic double entendre.

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:53 AM   #26
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Agree with Bill

I know, I knew better, I knew better, I knew better and now....I know better.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:56 AM   #27
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If it's a reputable seller you should be able to return them for a refund. I would hope, anyway.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:04 AM   #28
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Those cables sound very close dimensionally to the 584/585 cables for the '88~90 GS.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:11 AM   #29
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Alrighty everybody,
so I replaced the throttle cables....R100 GSPD, 1993. All was simple smooth and easy. Now when I start her up I idle between 3500 and 4,000.
What the hell am I missing?
That is insane
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:14 AM   #30
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Send in the clones:




The S&M fleaBay store has a lot of cool shit for old European iron (Whitworth sockets, anyone?), but my sense is that it's a savvy M/c guy that's sourced a cheap probably Asian mfr to do knock-offs for pennies. Then sell at full BMW retail.

Checked MAX on those cables and they're the same price as the clones. Plus, MAX gives you M&Ms, not S&Ms
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