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post #1 of 21 Old 05-04-2016, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Long cables for risers install

i'v been trying to install risers on klr to improve the ergonomics of the bike while riding standing offroad....

So i realized that I MUST CHANGE THE CABLES.

Does anyone know where I can get LONGER cables? most cables online says FIT KLR650 but they no mention any length... or if it;'s longer or not.

is there a KIT i can purchase that has it all?
same for the brake line.

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post #2 of 21 Old 05-04-2016, 11:32 AM
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I fit stock cables to a Generation 1 with 1.5" Eagle Mike risers; YMMV. Took some adjustment, and shuffling of handlebar hardware as I recall, but . . . works fine.

Given that YMMV, I think MotionPro fashions custom cables.
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I fit stock cables to a Generation 1 with 1.5" Eagle Mike risers; YMMV. Took some adjustment, and shuffling of handlebar hardware as I recall, but . . . works fine.

Given that YMMV, I think MotionPro fashions custom cables.
Can you please show or send me some pictures of your install?

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You don't need longer cables. There, breath a sigh of relief.

You need to free the cables on the left side from the loop on the handlebar and set them so they only go through the triple tree loop.

Flip the throttle control over to gain length on the throttle cables; those are the tightest ones. Flipping them will give you all the length you need.




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You don't need longer cables. There, breath a sigh of relief.



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Thank you Tom,

How about the brake line, choke cable and electric wires? I'm not worried about the electric wires much, i'm mostly worried about the choke cable and maybe the clutch as well.


for the choke cable, did pull out from that welded loop they have it in?
please post as many picture as you could! i'll be greatful,
I have the same risers to install, i was very bummed to see that i could not fit it and i was about to return the risers.

How do you flip the throttle wires? .. do i have to disassemble the whole assembly and rotate it?

I will look at it some more on friday!.

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The left side stuff has plenty of slack in it, no real worries there. Just get it out of the loop on the handle bars, but keep it in the loop on the triple tree. I have aftermarket bars, so can't really show you much more there. I don't have a choke cable any more, but didn't have a problem with it when I did.

To flip the throttle, start by removing the tank.

Disconnect the cables from the carb (pull the cable ends out of the throttle plate bracket and remove the cable mounting plate from the carb) and free them from the frame.

Remove the mirror/front brake and get it out of the way.

Peel back the rubber boot on the throttle housing and loosen the two screws on the throttle housing and rotate it 180 on the handlebar. Remember that they are JIS screws, so use a JIS screwdriver so you don't strip them (or dull the tip of a Phillips and proceed with care). Position the throttle assembly so that the cables are routed snug under the kill switch housing.

I can't remember if the stock bars have a loop for the kill switch cable or not. If it does, get it out of the loop. The cable has enough slack.

Fiddle with the throttle cables to get them nicely routed and untwisted (though they will have a half twist in them from flipping; position for smooth routing). Route them back along the frame and re-secure. Reconnect them to the carb.

Re-install the mirror/front brake. It may have to be rotated forward a tad.

If you need some pictures with words and arrows on them just let me know what you need and I'll shoot them.

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The left side stuff has plenty of slack

If you need some pictures with words and arrows on them just let me know what you need and I'll shoot them.

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your description is great, but I NEVER say NO to pictures . please share if they are available.
I will probably film the procedure when i do, and put it on utube. for others to benefit! .

but it DOES sound complicated. I did know i need to remove the tank again.
i took out the tank yesterday, it was easy.
so you dont think there are any issues with the choke cable?
should I keep all cables in the triple tree? i was thinking to route the short ones outside it, on the side of the fork

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i just saw that you already gave feedback on the choke.
is it easy to replace the cable with the ON-CARB choke?

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You can route outside the triple tree loop if you have to, as long as you're sure it will not hang up when the forks are turned.

It sounds complicated, but it really isn't all that bad. It becomes rather obvious when you're in there. I suppose it could be done without removing the tank, but I felt it was necessary to do in order to nicely route the cables.

As to the on-carb choke, there are lots of options. GoMotor had a very good set-up in a recent post. http://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650-...elocation.html

Here's what I did. http://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650-...rsion-kit.html

Mine is a bit fiddly to reach in and pull, which is why GoMotor's approach is so good.

Damocles' solution is good as well and is obviously very easy to work.

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You can route outside the triple tree lolution is good as well and is obviously very easy to work.

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Thank u! will wait for more pictures.

thank you for the support.
its very hard to take that bike offroad without risers. my back is suffering and i dont have great control on it when going in sand or rocks.

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