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i have a problem re routing the throttle cables following the replacement of fork tubes and the top and bottom yokes (tripple tree)
the cable has poped out of the plactic cover on the handle bar when its locked fully left and right several times allowing the return cable to be pinched


has any one had this happen to then
the mechanic is saying this could happen again
has he just routed te cables wrong during reinsalation
 

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Well, they don't do that from the factory, so yes, he has them routed incorrectly or has left off one of the many clips/clamps that hold them. Let him know there's multiple drawings in the service manual showing how and where they go. They are under the "Cable & Harness Routing" section.
 

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The cables are definitely routed incorrectly. It must be pulling on the cable pretty hard to pull it out of the housing. Could be a dangerous situation, so I would get it fixed ASAP. If the steering is hampered by the cable that's dangerous. If the cable is pulled from the housing, that's dangerous! The tech needs to fix his error on his buck (or pound or whatever!!)
 

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Common mistake .

What you are going to find is the throttle cables routed on top of the top tripple tree.

They go below it.

Routed on top they have little slack and pull out and bind all the time.
 

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They route below the triple tree and on the inside of the R fork. Yours are probably routed on the outside of the fork. Make sure they also route correctly through the cable holder that bolts to the back side of the upper fork bolt. There should be no twists in the cables either. Once routed correctly, then put them in the plastic bracket under the handle bar.
 
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