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Can someone offer an opinion on whether the throttle cable on OIF 650’s is routed through the front frame gusset grommet, or whether it runs along the top tube avoiding the large grommet containg all of the other wiring.

My cable is too long and has a large loop below the twist grip. Big enough to fit a small child through. I need to shorten it.

Also it pinches somewhere and the throttle increases when the bars are turned hard right. I need to fix that.

Before I start cutting the cable, is there a correct route it should take?

The angle into the top of the carb is sharp but my reading of posts on that issue suggests that’s normal, although not ideal.

Any better solutions?


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I had a 72 tiger, I believe the cable went below the frame but not through frame gusset. Just under gas tank held with a couple cable ties.

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Not through the grommet, it will kink the cable, swept hard bends at twist grip and carb top ends gives best low friction action, like this there is only one lazy bend in the outer cable as it goes round the headstock .I run my cable round the LHS of the headstock and have it loose ties to the top tube with some velcro straps.


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That’s great info. Thanks all.


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