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Title: A65 - Ace Bars - cable lengths
Post by: TRIGWELL on 05 June, 2017, 19:14:46
1966 A65 Lightning.
I’m fitting Ace Bars to a 1966 A65 Lightning.
I have early Amal 930 carbs with a twin cable twist throttle (no splitter, 2 cables required).
The clutch is early side entry to the clutch operating lever
The Choke operating lever is single cable, requiring a splitter for the other carb.
The Front brake is a full width hub (I know its the wrong one!).
Can someone please tell me the outer cable lengths for the following:
1)   The Throttle cable(s)
2)   The Choke cable (including the splitter box)
3)   The Clutch cable
4)   The Front Brake cable
I have measured the ‘cable runs’ but I would like confirmation/reassurance prior to ordering
Many thanks - Ray T.
Title: Re: A65 - Ace Bars - cable lengths
Post by: JulianS on 07 June, 2017, 12:55:33
Non standard cable lengths are very individual to the bike.

The old Romac and Clarkes cable catalogues I have only list lengths for standard and western bar , nothing for Ace or clip ons.

All I can suggest is that you ensure that the cables do not go tight and start to operate the controls when the bars are turned to full lock either way, which can happen if made too short.
Title: Re: A65 - Ace Bars - cable lengths
Post by: TRIGWELL on 08 June, 2017, 17:14:30
Thanks Julian, as I said I have measured them and quite confident of the lengths, I was just looking for re-assurance in case I have made a 'school boy' error with the routing etc.
I will probably get in touch with the 'cable guys' who attend Kempton Auto Jumble and ask there advice prior to ordering.
(anyone got a the phone number for the Cable Guys who attend Kempton AutoJumble?)
Again thanks Ray T 
Title: Re: A65 - Ace Bars - cable lengths
Post by: DEE on 08 June, 2017, 23:10:09
Maybe the people you are thinking of is Johnsons Cables
(J.J. Cables Ltd) from Lighthorne, Warwickshire.
Telephone no. 01926 651470  Hope this helps.
Title: Re: A65 - Ace Bars - cable lengths
Post by: TRIGWELL on 09 June, 2017, 15:41:34
Many Thanks - I thoroughly recommend J J Cables - a very helpful guy - I was thinking about making all my cables myself, but after talking to the guy it just wasn't worth my time.
All cables ordered with confidence - thanks Ray T.