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post #1 of 13 Old 10-08-2017, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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cables behind triple clamp Pros/Cons?

I've got Powermadd 2" risers coming in next week and I've read every post I can find about routing cables to accommodate.

My questions are:

-Will I gain what I need in cable length by rerouting all behind the upper triple clamp?
-Am I running risk of pinching cables when doing full lock turns?

I'm thinking dropping the forks a couple inches is a whole lot less work than disconnecting and re-routing all the cables.

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-08-2017, 02:49 PM
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I have 2" risers. The clutch cable rubs on the ignition switch, but it doesn't hang up. I haven't tried putting it behind the triple tree. The front brake cable is a stainless line and it might be lengthened (the previous owner installed it, not sure).

My biggest problem was the throttle cables. I flipped the throttle assembly 180 and that cured the problem.
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I did 2 risers and everything but throttle cables juuuust reaches. I flipped the throttle like Tom did.
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My 2" ROX's required bringing the cables behind the tree
and a zip tie or two (thick ones) holds everything fast
and from rubbing anything. My throttle cables came in
the down position from the dealership. After reading some
threads here, I checked when at the shop and side by side
KLR's had them both ways. LOL

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Don't drop the forks and screw up your geometry just to avoid re-routing the cables. As Tom said, flip the throttle.

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The Powermadd risers came in today and I installed them with no adjustment of the cables or lines.

Both the riser and bars are straight up, which for a test run felt fine. Although I'm thinking of rotating the bar back slightly for a more relaxed seated grip; in which case I probably will need to either remove the loops at the front of the triple tree or 180 the throttle cables.
thanks for all the help

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When you rotate back and need slack, it helps to get the cable/harness out of the loop/tie down on the stock bars.
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Rotated the bars slightly back today and had to remove the cables from the loops that are on the from of the triple clams and the loops that are on either side of the steering neck part of the frame.

This helped with the electrical lines as well as the throttle, clutch but not so much on choke cable. I ended up pulling the tank, (needed to check the top motor mount as I missed that when I did the 1,000 check) and loosened the adjustment on the choke cable as much as I could. This gave me the extra I needed; I know this will put the choke/enrichener out of proper adjustment, but I'm confident with a couple of twists of the throttle along with the enricher prior to hitting the start button will do the trick.

The cables flop around a bit, but not enough to concern me, rather have then flop then pull tight.

Did the rotate test, no binding or weird actions from the motor. Test road and clutch felt fine.

thanks all for the advice
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Stead Engineering Choke Conversion Kit

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cool, good to know if I need them, I think twisting the throttle a couple of times to activate the accelerator pump should provide the extra fuel if I need it for cold starts....aka reliving the 70's with a quadrajet carb.....lol
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