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
gts300mark: Good afternoon all.
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Pging: I own a vespa 150SX and I have been experiencing a problem with starting my motorino...on some ocassions after i stop for a short while the motorino will not start but if I keep it idle for a longer period it will start.
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dave: recommend a reliable kit for for my p200 please,pinasco,mallossi,other,what you think cheers
Jun 25, 2014 10:50:27 GMT 1
t5 172: hi sbwnik you seem to no alot so in my px frame im thinking of a t5 172 ported but thats 80mph if i put in a ts1 what do u think it wud do
Jun 26, 2014 19:42:37 GMT 1
vespamick: danny...any vespa dealer is fine
Jun 27, 2014 21:50:33 GMT 1
turnip: doesnt have to be a vespa dealer
Jul 3, 2014 20:41:27 GMT 1
ronnielowe: Jetting sizes...I'm running a Px with a DR 180 kit, a T5 carb and a Simonina exhaust. The main jet "seems" fine at the moment (still running in at 40mph) but going down hill or coming off the throttle it sounds/feels likes she's miss-firing. Any thought??
Jul 12, 2014 21:18:33 GMT 1
danmc: I'm currently on the look out for a PX125. My first bike. And was wondering where the best place to pick one up may be other than fleabay, gumtree etc? Cheers guys.
Jul 13, 2014 1:16:59 GMT 1
sbwnik: T5 172... Unless you are an absolutely sh*t hot engineer, I'd not even consider trying. Oz (who built the only one) has built very successful racing engines at a much higher level than scooter racing, and destroyed around half a dozen T5 casings
Jul 15, 2014 21:49:24 GMT 1
sbwnik: ..into the bargain. It can be done, but you need to be in the top 5% of engine builders and a f**king amazing engineer to do it. Then you'd need to change your gear box to pull that sort of speed...
Jul 15, 2014 21:50:35 GMT 1
sbwnik: PLEASE ASK TECHNICAL QUESTIONS IN THE TECHNICAL AREA. I CAN'T GUARANTEE THAT ANYONE WILL SEE YOUR POST DOWN HERE, OR THAT IT WILL STILL BE HERE WHEN YOU COME BACK.
Jul 16, 2014 18:56:45 GMT 1
Gomez: how do i make my px125 go faster and what are jets?
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alisey: hello everybody what a beautiful day we are having!
Jul 18, 2014 15:07:21 GMT 1
sbwnik: Gomez... Ask on the main forum please.. And yes it is Alisey
Jul 18, 2014 15:17:58 GMT 1
Baggy: Gomez.. if you dinny know what jets are - leave it alone, you'll break it
Jul 29, 2014 8:57:31 GMT 1
mickymidas: jets are VERY fast aeroplanes....
Jul 31, 2014 16:36:56 GMT 1
Gomez: i will stick with my normal engine then because i know jets are very loud. my friend must of been messing around when he said to fit a big jet on it
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Upstarts SC: Gomez, start small and work your way up, plenty of plug chops - try a Lockheed if that's a bit lean try a Harrier and lastly go no bigger than a F14 Tomcat.......
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