Is there a trick to engaging the throttle pull cable on to the carbs throttle link. Is there anything this side of separating, AGAIN, my just rebuilt & mated carbs rack to the engine, with lot pulled back and fastened on to the frame ready to go?
Aris, the easiest way to get the cables on the carbs is to secure them before you mount the carbs to the motor. The easiest way for me is to open the carb's linkage to full throttle, thus exposing the mounting point for the cable. I made up a simple tool for this because you never want to jamb anything in the carb throats or linkage to keep them open.
It consists of an electrical connector and a small length of picture frame hanging wire.
Great idea Jeff, thanks for the pics! Does this method have ANY CHANCE of working with everything back on? Well, guess I will find out soon enough enough; I will definitely give it a try before dismantling everything again. Cheers, Aris P.S. I was fully aware of this trait of the CBX and both cables were located correctly before mounting the carbs. But somehow this one cable slipped and jumped out at the most inconvenient of times, as I was assembling the throttle on the bars to finish the job. Probably I allowed it too much slack. A lesson learned.
Yes Aris it will help you while the carbs are on the bike, I also use an assortment of dental picks to guide the cable end into the linkage. When you tie off the wire to hold the carbs open make sure its not in the way of the cable stops like this.
Jeff you are right, I just did it; but it took a long time and is very frustrating process (first time?). Arguably the whole process including building my know how took as long as it would take me to dismantle everything and put it all together. But it did save the hassle. I include 3 pics which could save another rookie some time. Thanks again for your support.
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Disaster scenario here. Installed the carbs on engine with cables hooked up before hand. Couple weeks later got a chance to work on again ... hooked up throttle too the bars and ...doh!! Got the cables mixed up! Have to twist throttle opposite direction to open up carbs. Ugh. Besides the above, and other tips / tricks to replace cables without pulling the carbs ... thanks.