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Motorcycle Throttle Cables
Venhill have been making high quality replacement motorcycle throttle cables since 1970, originally specialising in off-road sport and subsequently expanding their fitment list to include road and track motorcycles of all shapes and sizes. Over time, the original throttle cables will stretch, fray and/or corrode, making them difficult to operate and reducing the responsiveness of the throttle. Venhill replacement throttle cables are made in their UK factory, which is ISO 9001 certified to assure quality, using the highest quality components and production techniques. If you can’t find a throttle cable for your bike listed, simply send us the original and we can produce a replacement. And if you have a special requirement, e.g. a longer throttle cable for raised handlebars, we can make something for you.
Featherlite Throttle Cables
Today, all Venhill throttle cables are made to Featherlight specification. Developed from the original factory-fitted cables, they are designed to give improved performance and feel, as well as adding durability, plus with smoother action. Each cable features Venhill's high quality Featherlight specification: marine-grade stainless steel inner wire for maximum flexibility, and a teflon liner, to reduce friction and give a lighter action. The liner also removes the need for lubrication. The cables are all ‘Bird-caged' – a special process applied to the end of the inner wire, which allows solder to penetrate the weave of the cable, making the bond with the nipple much stronger. The process adds extra strength and durability, so cables can withstand being put under repeated stress and pressure, reducing the risk of failure and improving lifespan.
Ideal for custom builds and owners looking to upgrade a cruiser, the braided steel conduit is fully lined and supplied with 2M of 1.5mm inner wire, plus nipples and high quality chrome fittings. A twin throttle kit is also available.
With five decades experience producing motorcycle throttle cables, Venhill has the understanding to offer a range of specialist throttle cables, including designs to fit trials bikes with 90 degree cable mountings and for Magura twist grips, plus many more besides.
These universal throttle cable kits are designed for Harley Davidson motorcycles and are supplied with cables that are unfinished at one end, so that they can be cut to length. All of the connections are designed to fasten securely without the need for soldering, so these are proper DIY kits for 'home mechanics', made to the high standard expected from Venhill. The Dual Throttle and Idle cable kits come in both push-fit and threaded versions, to suit a wide range of models. Extra long – at 1350 mm / 53 inches – they allow for bikes fitted with high handlebars, and come with either 90° or 75° bends, in a choice of black or braided steel outers. The black cables have longitudinal conduit (not coiled) which won't pinch on bends, so they won't restrict cable movement. Like all Venhill cables, they're made to deliver improved performance and durability, along with smoother action
Venhill produce a variety of universal throttle cable kits to suit most needs and they can also be used for choke cables and hot start cables. The kits are finished at one end, with the other end ready to be cut to length and finished as required. Our various throttle cable kits include different size cables and fittings, so you can find one best suited to your requirements. Push/pull twin cable throttle kits are available, as well as designs for single and twin carburettor British motorcycles. The outer cable (conduit) is pre-lined with PTFE (commonly referred to as Teflon) for super-smooth operation.
Coloured throttle cables
If you want to add a splash of colour to your throttle cables you can specify outer conduit in blue, green, red, orange, grey or yellow at no extra cost.
At Venhill we can make one-off motorcycle throttle cables in our UK factory, to suit custom builds or specialist restorations. Our experienced team will be happy to advise you, for an accurate fit.