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Well I got the Ironhead done with the exception of the paint job.Gotta wait on that till some funds come in and the 'ol lady quits bitchin'about how much $ I'm spending on it.I took her for a test ride and she runs great no oil leaks just runs like a bat out of hell!!!!But I do have 1 problem I am running drag bars with pull back risers and the original throttle cable is the right length but where it comes out of the handlebars the metal tube hits my tank .I bent it so that it is off the tank but to tell you the truth it looks like sh*t does anyone know how I can solve this prob?Is there a cable that I can run that the metal tube is shorter?
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On my '81, the tubes swivel. The cables are clamped at the steering neck. When the bars are turned to the right, the cables swivel away from the tank.
Does it swivel on yours?
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Can't really answer your ?, but being a Shovelhead rider, I can say good job man and at least nothing fell off!

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On my '81, the tubes swivel. The cables are clamped at the steering neck. When the bars are turned to the right, the cables swivel away from the tank.
Does it swivel on yours?
Yeah it swivels but when I turn the bars all the way to the right I only have about 1.5 inches clearance and exactly where you can adjust the cable is where it hits my tank.
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Can't really answer your ?, but being a Shovelhead rider, I can say good job man and at least nothing fell off!

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Not yet but I did go through about 3/4 bottle of blue loctit on the Ironhead.Hopefully everything stays on!!
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Can ya find a rubber sleeve to go over the metal tube, like on the clutch cable adjuster on an evo to protect it when it hits the tank? Wider bars would definately solve your prob or another 1" on the risers, but that would take some more cash ya don't wanna spend.

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I like the bars the way they are its just this damn cable that is givin' me problems I guess I will have to look around online and see what I can find or maybe fabricate some thing at work that will work.
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with some care you can shorten the housing your self

pull the cable out far enuff so ya don't cut it ( carefully tape the end so it don't unravel ) then hit it with a cutoff wheel , deburr the inside and slide the cable back out

measure twice and cut once
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with some care you can shorten the housing your self

pull the cable out far enuff so ya don't cut it ( carefully tape the end so it don't unravel ) then hit it with a cutoff wheel , deburr the inside and slide the cable back out

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I was just thinking about that route and it seems like that will probably be the answer.Thanks!!!!
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