Hi everyone just want to know whats in volved in changing the throttle cable as mine has snapped.what a nightmare 1 am this morning afterworking lates and a bit of overtime happily coming home on only the second time of riding it after getting it through its mot on sat, the bloodly cable snaps in the the middle of nowhere 10 mile from home. TAXI.... so any help would be great thanks.
Remove top of headset (4 screws). Unclip speedo cable so you can remove headset. Pull out broken inner cable. Take cover off top of carb (2 screws) and remove air filter, 3 screws. Pull rest of broken cable off carb.
Thread new cable through from headset end, use a little oil. Attach to carb, take up any slack using the cable adjuster on the carb housing (8mm spanner). Put it back together, adjust tickover with the screw on top of carb (one with spring on it), job done!
P.S may just have pulled out at either end rather than snapped, worth checking..
Bryn's advice is correct and you should note that it just refers to leaving the cable outer in position and replacing the inner only, which is the easiest way. I'd also recommend giving your new cable inner a smear of grease before inserting it, which lubes it and prevents moisture getting in there.
thanks guys followed what you said and it was bang on just ordered new cable hopefully put it all back tomorrow.it had just pulled through but think someone been there before and now its to short. thanks again
The soldered nipple issue's a tricky one. It's on the carb end on my Sprint, with the small screw-on bit at the throttle end. I think it's the other way round on other models, so I'll bow out to you T5 guys on this one.
hmm, I know the small soldered end is on the carb on mine, presume it's a moulded 'barrel' at the handlebar end.. think the smaller end is small enough to slide down the inner cable, hence cable comes with both ends already attached..
BTW novice, first thing I bought when I got my scoot was a spare of each inner cable to keep in the tool box so I can repair any at the roadside, worth doing, you only need the most basic tools to change any of the cables
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Noah1871998: whats the best engine to buy for a 1960 vespa 50 special as im rebuilding one for my first moped
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callaway49: hi! I have a vespa Piaggio PX 125E from 1984 and I've problems with removing the side panels. It dos not work like in the Manual of Haynes. I can't se any panel catches. The Manual is not like the real model. Can anybody please help me?
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sime66: You've probably got the underseat levers on a 1984 instead of the catches. This tutorial is for a Stella, but the first thing he shows you is how to take your sidepanel off, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y44LG0KtPfI
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callaway49: Yes!!! It's unbelievable how I've tried and not notised the levers. I owe you many thanks for this tip
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t5bill: callaway49 just remember if you tinker with it and you have nutz and bolts left over you've c**ked up somewhere lol
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slips: Hello can anyone please tell me how much 2 stroke oil needs to be added to say 4 litres of petrol for my dad revisiting his youth for his 1960 125 vbb vespa. Must say I'm jealous as it has chromed panels white walled tyres and has been restored so well
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innocentgee: slips: 2% mix, 20ml per litre so 80ml for 4 litres
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slips: Thank you so much for that. I just hope me old man won't ride the scoot and lets me. Fingers crossed.
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stevedolly69: ive got a t5 with a 172 kit 28mm carb wont rev hard just splutters its had a new stator/cdi/plug and cap/new tank and fuel line/tried another carb /resealed the inlet/ has anyone got a clue its drining me bonkers..
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