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Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« on: April 27, 2011, 11:46:19 PM »

Hi guys,

I would like to replace my throttle assy with one that is still a push-pull, uses the stock cables but does not have any of the switches/ wiring...

I have removed the starter so no need for the e-start button and the kill switch has been relocated, so I would like to clean up the bars a little.

Any suggestions? 
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 10:14:14 PM »

Yeah, a Taiwanese outfit called EMGO makes some low-rent replacement push-pull throttle assemblies for 7/8" bars. Your choice of either chrome or black. There are also other people making that kind of thing but EMGO has been doing it for a long time.
You could really get away with just a pull style single cable throttle because the stock return spring on the carb rack is plenty strong enough to return the carbs to idle......
AS LONG AS YOUR THROTTLE CABLE ISN'T KINKED, INTERNALLY RUSTED/CORRODED OR INCORRECTLY ROUTED.
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 02:51:02 AM »

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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 05:37:25 PM »

Sorry I know it's an old post.... But is it really ok to go with a single cable throttle replacement over a push/pull??  I'm getting a replacement cable for my throttle anyways as the cable threads are breaking.

Thanks
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 06:47:54 PM »

If for any reason you need to shut down the throttle manually during an emergency situation you will sorely miss that second cable.  Ed
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 02:31:48 PM »

Also another benefit of note - if your pull cable snaps while you are on the road, you can use the push cable to get home. (done this twice so I would never go without two cables)

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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 02:34:36 PM »

+1 Tommy...
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 07:26:14 PM »

I run a Motion Pro 1/4 turn with one cable and a lite spring.
Never had an issue so far.
Also have a toggle switch at my right thumb to kill the motor.
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2012, 08:33:52 PM »

Dave - do you have a link on that throttle unit?
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2012, 10:44:23 AM »

Heres the one I used. http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/01-0054/

Let me dig up some pic.s as theres some cable and bracket mods to do.
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 09:40:24 PM »

Thanks, Dave.  Looking forward to those pics.
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2012, 09:10:19 PM »

DD I looked for pic.s and I guess I didn't take any.
What I did was thin cut off wheel and slotted the elbow on the stock cable
and removed it that made the throttle end work.
Carb. end I cut and added about 3/4" to the cable bracket.

I'll get some pic.s tomorrow.
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 10:47:43 PM »

Cool - thanks.  I had debated trying to use that exact throttle so I was just curious how much work it took.
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2012, 10:26:40 AM »

This one is a bit more $$ but dual cable... This is the one I have but modded it to be 1/4 turn (I think stock its 1/2 - 3/4 turn) it's about $40-45

http://www.pingelonline.com/pushpull_throttle_assembly.htm



Kill switch is the aluminum plunger on the right on the control panel above the handlebars... it is also a Pingel item.
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Re: Replacement Throttle Assy with NO switches (78 KZ650)
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 02:18:51 PM »

I need to call them.  They're web page is a piece of crap and I've heard someone else mention that they are a pain to work with (a reseller that will remain nameless).  Guess I was looking at alternatives, but they seem to make nice products so the effort is probably worth the results.
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