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Unread 11-17-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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Hand throttle cable routing

Okay, I put a bicycle shifter lever on my gear shifter this weekend to start my hand throttle mod. I measured the amount of pull available from the bicycle shift lever which was about 1-1/2"+ inches, and then I measured the throttle linkage movement (where the cruise control is supposed to hookup) and that is about 1-1/2" inches also, so I should be able to access 100% of the throttle plate movement. The lever has a friction screw adjustment, so I can also have some "Kentucky Kruise Kontrol" too!

I plan on running the cable down along the shifter, through the shift boot(s) and along the top of the tranny and up the firewall to end up at the throttle plate.

Is this how most everybody else does theirs? Or do most folks run it inside the tub & through the firewall?

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That's exactly how I routed mine, only I used a bicycle brake lever so that it wouldn't get stuck at the wrong time.
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I've never done this mod, and don't need to (TF999 ), however 0 I would suggest making it as clean as possible and run it down through the boot and into the engine compartment.
You can go to any bike shop and ask for cable and housing (they usually buy in bulk) and it's pretty cheap. Or go to nashbar.com and order it from there.
At least that is how I'd do it.
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That's exactly how I routed mine, only I used a bicycle brake lever so that it wouldn't get stuck at the wrong time.
Umm, which "how"? You mean like the way I planned on doing mine? I listed both ways.

The friction adjustment on mine will allow for it to easily return with the OE throttle return spring, or hold it in place if I tighten up the little screw.
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Oh, and remember that the cable will stretch (up to 1/4") over time... but with this application you are looking at about a year (at least) before it can stretch that much.
Just thought I'd drop that info so later on down the road you'd know to make an adjustment if it gets to not acting like it used to.
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You can go to any bike shop and ask for cable and housing (they usually buy in bulk) and it's pretty cheap. Or go to nashbar.com and order it from there.
At least that is how I'd do it.
A buddy of mine owns a bike shop. I went to his shop today, and they have 6' foot long cables with an end already attached & bulk housing material for cheap.
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Oh, and remember that the cable will stretch (up to 1/4") over time... but with this application you are looking at about a year (at least) before it can stretch that much.
Just thought I'd drop that info so later on down the road you'd know to make an adjustment if it gets to not acting like it used to.
I have those little screw adjuster thingies for each end.
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Sounds like you got what you need then.
I used to do ALOT of biking (XC, road, and commuting)... butfor my knees gave way (not from the biking) and I'm not able to do it any more... plus I'm fat now.
But I think running it down the shifter and under the tub would make for a clean application.
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Sounds like you got what you need then.
I used to do ALOT of biking (XC, road, and commuting)... butfor my knees gave way (not from the biking) and I'm not able to do it any more... plus I'm fat now.
But I think running it down the shifter and under the tub would make for a clean application.
I used to ride/race offroad motorcyles about 10 years ago, but not anymore and I'm fat now too.

Thanks for the input! That settles it, it's going down through the shift boot.
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That settles it, it's going down through the shift boot.
Woah dude, I hope you're talking about the YJ there!
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Umm, which "how"? You mean like the way I planned on doing mine? I listed both ways.

The friction adjustment on mine will allow for it to easily return with the OE throttle return spring, or hold it in place if I tighten up the little screw.
oops... yeah, the first way. Down through the shifter boot and up along the firewall to the top of the engine.
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of all the mods i did i like the hand throttle the most. I ran mine in the boot and out the bottom of the boot flange under the carpet on the inside of the jeep and then thru the firewall, right next to the posi-loc cable
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Woah dude, I hope you're talking about the YJ there!
I wish I could get mine to go down to my boot........
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Installed the hand throttle today. I haven't quit grinning & playing with it since!

I talking about the hand throttle Brandon!!!

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