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Thread: 02 R1150RS New Fast idle cable fitted and problems

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    02 R1150RS New Fast idle cable fitted and problems

    After having some success adjusting my fast idle cable with a 'spacer' as per Roger04RT's comments, I managed to get it working 'ok'.
    It was an old cable so I then decided to fit a new cable.
    Now, it appears as I reduce the slack in the fast idle cable, at the handlebars, to get the correct TPS angle ,all it does is prevent the fast idle lever from moving up!
    It seems to be jammed. Didn't think that would be a problem when I replaced it. It looked straight forward enough!
    So I guess I am going to have to disconnect both throttle cables again and slide the Bowden Box out to try and see whats going on.( after I have already done a complete re-balance...doh. )

    I did look at moving the Bowden box last time, to more accessable location, but gave up after it looked too hard.......I think I may try again! Its a real pain to get to!

    I think it will involve at least one longer TB cable....

    Anybody done this with relative ease?

    Anyone had a Bowden Box 'jam' like this?

    Steve

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    Bowden Box relocation

    I guess no-one has moved the Bowden box.....no problem. I'll look into it.
    I'm going to buy a S/H box so I can use it as a jig to find a better location and also make a cover for it, if possible.
    It comes with old cables so I can see if I can replace the short cable with a longer one to get the reach.
    I don't want to have to fabricate a throttle cable when I change them next.

    Plan is to cut a plastic cover using a cnc router, once I draw it. ( thats the hard part....its a weird shape!)

    I the future I plan to remove the servo asssisted brakes, as well, so if/when I do that I will have plenty of room for the box.

    Steve


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    Can you tell what's wrong with the one you removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger 04 rt View Post
    Can you tell what's wrong with the one you removed?
    I don't know yet as I don't have it out.

    I've done something to it when I fitted the new fast idle cable but don't know yet.
    The curved metal plate in the lever assembley fell out but I'm pretty
    sure its in the right way. It apears that the bowden box will not move when the fast idle cable is tensioned.....I need a few hours of unterrupted time to look at it......

    As far as the buying another bowden box, I just wanted a S/H one to use as a jig for a cover and to find a possible new location( $25 with all cables ) , so I don't have to pull the OEM one out and I can still ride my bike.
    Its just the way I like to do things......a bit OCD I guess...lol.

    Steve

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