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Offline PMH

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Cracked throttle body cable-cam
« on: October 29, 2019, 07:12:12 am »
Morning guys,

I've came across a crack on the throttle body cable cam (which is made of plastic unlike the earlier models which were metal).
After some googling I realized this is a relatively known issue on the 1200's, but I couldn't find any mention of this issue on Wilddogs (or am I missing it somewhere?)

If the the crack leads to failure you will be stranded. Maybe good idea to check them every now and then.
Anyway, I fixed mine with epoxy and a flat washer as seen in the pics.

For reference, this bike is a 2007 model std 1200GS. 

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see full write-up on adv rider: 
https://advrider.com/f/threads/throttle-body-problems.882064/
https://advrider.com/f/threads/r1200gs-throttle-body-plastic-pulleys-suck.1356976/
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Re: Cracked throttle body cable-cam
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 09:36:40 am »
Would the earlier model part not have fitted?

I have this model GS. Their brief was to make the bike light. This seems to be one of the parts that got some weight  shaved off.

Nice fix btw.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2019, 09:37:05 am by Heimer »

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Re: Cracked throttle body cable-cam
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 10:06:11 am »
It was well documented on ADV rider, not sure on here :sip:
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Re: Cracked throttle body cable-cam
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 11:08:34 am »
Yeah, they shaved some weight where possible. Heard somewhere the project leader on the 1200 design team placed a 20l drum filled with water at the entrance to the office. Instruction to the design team was to loose similar amount of weight from the 1150 to the 1200 model.

Whether this weight loss was 'all-good' is another debate - beter suited over a couple of beers 
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Re: Cracked throttle body cable-cam
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2019, 11:26:11 am »
There was a guy in the states making aluminium replacements, there are also
a few "fixes" available on ADVRIDER..