Shortening control cables

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Shortening control cables

Post by richhemmings » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:50 pm

Hi all,

I've dropped my handlebars and need to make the cables a bit shorter.

This is the first time I've attempted this and I'm having a bas***d of a time getting my soulder to flow into the barrell to make a decent join with the cable (sticks to the barrell no probs!)

After some searching I found a few guides but working to the method show in
this vid.

I'm using 60/40 solid core, heated over a butane torch.
Flux is this stuff: RF800

I've made the barrel by drilling out some round stock to just over the cable size then countersinking slightly with a drill 2mm larger than the hole dia.
Fraying the end slightly to try and seat in the countersunk hole.

Cable is brand new but I cleaned the end in acetone anyway.

What the flip am I doing wrong?!
Any tips or advice really appreciated. It's doing my swede in.


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Re: Shortening control cables

Post by richhemmings » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:41 am

I should add.. fwiw this is on my Yamaha xj400 project, not my nc30

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Re: Shortening control cables

Post by Evilchicken0 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:56 pm

Send them to Venhill


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