Why We Do Not Sell Control Cables
A couple years back we decided not to offer control cables on our website. Some of the cables included brake cables, clutch cables, throttle cables and decompression lever cables. To this day we still get many inquiries regarding cables, but the majority of the time we have to recommend our customers to different manufacturers or company's that offer cables.
Today's blog post I'm going to discuss the reasons why we do not offer control cables for vintage Triumph, BSA, and Norton motorcycles.
I'm sure some of you might be asking "If you do not sell cables, why do I see some cables you have listed on your website"? Correct - we do offer some cables that we have personally used and fitted on motorcycles here at the shop - quality and fitment pass our standards.
Out of all fairness I would love to offer every motorcycle part that I could for all vintage British makes and models but in reality sometimes parts can be more troublesome than it's actually worth (literally and figuratively) - let's begin.
Most manufacturers today are producing control cables to their own specifications despite them claiming to be stock specifications. At this point, one company could be making a cable incorrectly and another manufacture will copy them – this is where the problem starts to begin.
We have had many instances using EMGO or Doherty cables and the outer casing was too long or the inner cable was too short. These are prime examples of why we do not stock cables.
The quality of cables that are produced today are not of the same quality like original cables that were fitted to Triumph, BSA a Norton motorcycles back in the day.
We recently fitted some EMGO cables to a Triumph Bonneville but the adjusters are too shallow allowing the cable ferrules to pop out the adjuster when you turn the handlebar left or right.
That is also another reason why we do not sell cables. Cables play a great role in your bikes handling, if you settle with cheap cables you put your life at risk.
"Did you have a bad cable experience...?"
There you have it - 3 reasons why we choose not to stock control cables. For those in search of cables I recommend contacting Barnett Clutch & Cable in Ventura, California. Venhill also makes great quality cables, they are located in England.
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