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Decelerator Cable Install 10 Sep 2019 18:03 #810664

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Hey all.

My decelerator cable recently broke at the end of the head. I need to install a new one but I don't see an easy way to do so. The right handlebar control case doesn't come apart from my understanding so I don't see any other way of reinstalling the throttle cable other than drilling a hole in the cable head and resoldering the cable on. If anyone has other suggestions please let me know!

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Decelerator Cable Install 10 Sep 2019 18:17 #810667

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I don't know which motorcycle you have, but I would bet real money that the housing has a pair of screws either on the bottom or the front, that hold the two halves together. Do you have a factory service manual?
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
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Decelerator Cable Install 10 Sep 2019 18:26 #810668

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What 550 is it? I bet every KZ control housing can be separated by removing 2 screws on the underside as noted by TexasKZ. The RH handlebar control kind of encases the end of the throttle where the cables engage it.

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Decelerator Cable Install 10 Sep 2019 20:16 #810671

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You can download one of the various manuals by following the links in my signature. Or better yet, download all of them.

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Decelerator Cable Install 11 Sep 2019 07:45 #810694

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I have a kz550 LTD.

I must have not been looking close enough... Only thing is I couldn't find any documentation on it in any of the owner manuals.
I'll dig around some more and probably order a new cable today.

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Decelerator Cable Install 11 Sep 2019 08:07 #810696

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Inspect the other cable before ordering, in case it's starting to fray or something. I lubricate the inner cables with Liquid wrench chain & cable lube, and use Permatex ultra disk brake caliper grease on the cable ends.

Kind of related. If you ever start poking around the Fr brake master cylinder piston, there's a tab on the underside of the master cylinder that needs to be depressed in order to remove the piston assy. The tab is usually recessed into a rectangular hole on the underside of the master cylinder & kind of hard to see. If not careful, the tab & liner can get damaged. The liner is a plastic piece w tabs.
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Decelerator Cable Install 11 Sep 2019 09:27 #810703

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You did not mention the year, though they are all likely to be similar. Here is an exploded view of the 1980 550 LTD controls.

www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/motor...andlebar-80-81-c1-c2


As Martin suggested, I would replace both cables at the same time, as they are likely the same age.
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