Cables

July 17, 2015

Welcome. This cable section is for control cables, that slide back and forth, not speedometer cables, that rotate. For speedometer cables, see Parts/Frame/Speedometer

Single or Double Ended: Some control cable inner wires have two ends, and some have only one. The “end” is a round piece if metal, usually soldered onto the braided steel wire. When a cable inner wire has only one end, it can be removed from the conduit (or sleeve or housing). When a cable inner wire has a ball of lead at both ends, then it is permanently trapped and cannot be removed without cutting one end off.

Tri-Flow lubricant

Tri-Flow

Oil can

Squeeze type oil can

3-in-one oil

3-in-1 oil

Lubing Cables: Old cables become sticky from deteriorated oil and corrosion. A few drops of fresh thin oil is often all the cable needs to work good again, after a long period of sitting. Apply a few drops of oil or synthetic lubricant (preferably Tri Flow) onto the upper exposed inner wire so that it runs downhill into the cable. The bike is leaned over so that cable entrance is going down. The oil takes a few minutes to flow down the wire. Straighten out any kinks in the cable. Also lube the throttle, especially sliding block kinds, and the levers, where the lever pivots, and where the cable pivots.

Cable cutter

Cable cutter

Cable end wires bent into an umbrella before soldering

End wires bent
into an umbrella
before soldering

Soldering iron

Soldering iron

Cutting cables: The preferred tool is called a diagonal cutting pliers. It must be fairly new and sharp to cut braided steel cable inner wires and coiled steel cable outer conduits. Most of the inexpensive kinds do not stay sharp long. 

Configuring cables: A single ended “universal” cable is configured, or made into, a double ended “specific” cable. Any cutting of the sleeve, adding stop pieces, adapters or adjusters is done first. Then the cable is installed on the bike. Lastly, the top end piece is installed in the correct location on the wire. The wire strands are bent into an umbrella, and soldered. This is often necessary when ready-made cables are not available.

 

 


Generic Cables

C1 front brake (most)

Rear Brake Cable

C2 rear brake (most)

C3 throttle cable (most)

C4 clutch (some)

C4 start/clutch (some)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
Generic Cables
5mm black lined sleeve
6mm chrome end caps
39 x 48" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
C1 409600 $10
60 x 65" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
C2 14111 $10
37 x 47" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
C3 409500 $12
43 x 51" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
C4 409800 $10
same as
throttle

 

 


Cable Inner Wires

WR1 brake wire

WT1 throt. wire

Cable Ends on Replacement Cables

Cable Ends on Replacement Cables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRONT BRAKE
single ended
inner wire
REAR BRAKE
single ended
inner wire
THROTTLE
single ended
inner wire
CLUTCH
(START)

single ended
inner wire
DECOMP
(START)

single ended
inner wire
CHOKE
single ended
inner wire
Moped Inner Wires
(vintage European)
WF1 48" Ø1.5
6mm pear end
500000 $5
WR1 69" Ø1.5
6mm pear end
500100 $5
WT1 47" Ø1.2
3x5 inline end
409900 $5
WC1 67" Ø1.6
6mm pear end
14238 $5
WD1 40" Ø1.3
5x7 barrel end
decomp $8
same as
throttle
Long Wires
for high or wide bars
or modified frames
WFL 73" Ø1.5
6mm pear end
1456 $5
WRL 105" Ø1.5
6mm pear end
1410 $8
WTL 79" Ø1.3
3x5 inline end
1457a $8
same as
rear brake
WDL 79" Ø1.3
5x7 barrel end
1457b $10
same as
throttle
Thick Inner Wires WF2 49" Ø2.0
6mm pear end
thicker $8
WR2 65" Ø2.0
6mm pear end
thicker $12
none WC2 51" Ø2.0
6mm pear end
Vespa $5
none same as
throttle
Barrel Inner Wires WF8 49" Ø2.0
8x8 barrel end
thicker $10
WR8 65" Ø2.0
8x8 barrel end
thicker $12
WTP 47" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel end
Peugeot $8
WCS 48" Ø1.3
Ø5/6 barrel end
Sachs $17
Bicycle Inner Wires WF7 48" Ø1.5
7x7 barrel end
1456b $5
WR7 73" Ø1.5
7x7 barrel end
1456a $5
WTG 79" Ø1.3
4x5 inline end
1457 $5

 


Magura 1970's Controls

Magura 1970’s Controls

Batavus Cables

1970’s Batavus mopeds use 1970’s Magura controls. The left side is the rear brake and start lever. The right side is the front brake, throttle, and choke trigger. The brake cables connect to the levers with little adaptor pieces called socket bolts or cable anchors.

 

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1976-78 Batavus HS50
top tank, low handlebars
M48 engine, bottom carb
33 x 40" Ø1.5
Ø6 pear
8x15 barrel
41-407 $28
substitute $22
57 x 60" Ø1.5
Ø6 pear
8x15 barrel
41-408 $38
substitute $22
39 x 42" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
41-405 $36
substitute $27
35 x 44" Ø1.5
no end
6mm pear
41-409 $12
39 x 40" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
41-406 $20
1976-78 Batavus VA,
Starflite VA, Starflite HS
standard handlebars
M48 engine, bottom carb
37 x 40" Ø1.5
Ø6 pear
8x15 barrel
41-250 $28
substitute $22
61 x 64" Ø1.5
Ø6 pear
8x15 barrel
41-249 $38
substitute $22
42 x 45" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
41-248 $36
substitute $27
39 x 48" Ø1.5
no end
6mm pear
41-247 $12
42 x 43" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
41-246 $20
1978-80 Batavus
Regency VA, Regency HS
std bars, spoke wheels
M56 engine, side carb
same as above same as above 39 x 41.5" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
41-434 $36
substitute $27
same as above 41 x 42" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
41-286 $12
1978-80 Batavus
Regency VA, Regency HS
std bars, mag wheels
M56 engine, side carb
37 x 40" Ø1.5
Ø6 pear
Ø6 pear
41-397 $30
substitute $24
61 x 64" Ø1.5
Ø6 pear
Ø6 pear
41-398 $38
substitute $22
same as above same as above same as above

Note: 1976-77 Batavus Bronco has same cables as VA, but all are 10″ longer, because it has “ape hangars”.

Batavus VA throttle cable

Batavus VA and Starflite throttle cable (HS50 is 3″ shorter)

Original style: This is a very long throttle cable, for a moped. That is because the carburetor is below and behind the motor. It has a short Magura adjuster on top.

Substitute: The substitute cable has an inline adjuster (not shown) near the top end, instead of a short Magura adjuster.

Batavus VA and Starflite choke cable (HS50 2" shorter)

Batavus VA and Starflite choke cable (HS50 is 3″ shorter)

 

Original style: There is no adjuster on the choke cable. Instead there is a rubber boot (not shown) that keeps water and dirt from getting in.

 

 

Batavus VA start cable

Batavus VA, Starflite, Regency start cable (HS50 is 3″ shorter)

Original style: This is a single ended cable, so the 5-8 step ferrule, and the Magura short adjuster are shown and sold separately. The upper inner wire end is held with a pinch bolt built into the black plastic Magura start lever. The adjuster is optional, since it is easy to adjust from the pinch screw.

 

 

Batavus VA, Starflite, Regency front brake (HS50 is 4" shorter)

Batavus VA, Starflite, Regency front brake (HS50 is 3″ shorter)

Original style: These cables have a short Magura type adjuster on the top, and a 6mm 10-hex type adjuster on the bottom end. The second adjuster is a convenience, so you can adjust it while riding.

Substitute: The substitute cable has no Magura adjuster. It has a similar but generic 6mm adjuster on the bottom end, at the wheel.

 

Batavus VA, Starflite, Regency front brake (HS50 is 4" shorter)

Batavus VA, Starflite, Regency rear brake (HS50 is 4″ shorter)

 

Original style: See above.

Substitute: See above.

 

 

batavus-regency-with-mags-front-brake-cable

Batavus Regency (with mags) front brake cable

 

Original style: See above.

Substitute: See above.

 

Batavus Regency throttle cable

Batavus Regency and Trac (M56) throttle cable

 

Original style: It has a short Magura type adjuster on top.

Substitute: The substitute cable has an inline adjuster (not shown) near the top end, instead of a short Magura adjuster.

 

Batavus Regency choke cable

Batavus Regency and Trac (M56) choke cable

Original style: This is a single ended cable. First the inner wire slides though a small brass choke plunger. Then a set screw holds it from the bottom end. Two tiny rubber o-rings go into grooves in the choke plunger. See Encarwi carburetors for that. At the top end, a 5 x 7mm pinch bolt, shown and sold separately, goes into a plastic thumb trigger in the right control. 

 


Cimatti Cables

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1977-80 Cimatti
City Bike
sliding block throttle
Minarelli V1, side carb
38 x 42" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $10
64 x 69" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $13
38 x 42" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
black $12
43 x 47" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $12
none
1976-77 Cimatti
City Bike
wrap-around throttle
Minarelli V1, side carb
same as above same as above 38 x 42" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
black $20
same as above none

 

Cimatti early throttle cable, double ended

Cimatti early throttle cable, double ended, for the Cimatti elbow 2a
for the modern elbow 2g, exposed length is shorter, 3.5″

Domino "70s chrome" wrap-around throttle

“wrap-around” throttle

1976 and some 1977 Cimatti had Domino wrap-around type throttles and double ended throttle cables. 

 

 

Cimatti Carb Elbow correct

Cimatti Carb Elbow

Cimatti Carb Elbow shorter one

Carb Elbow shorter one

Dellorto carb elbows

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early type double ended cable: For the original double ended throttle cable to fit, the curved pipe aka carb elbow must be the one that is 22mm tall and 30mm long, at the far left. If a different carb elbow is used, then the cable must be cut and re-soldered to match.

5mm Adjusters: Wonder why a Cimatti early double ended throttle cable does not have the 5mm adjuster trapped onto the cable, but a Puch double ended throttle cable does? It is because the center hole is over 3mm on the Italian Dellorto M5-0.75 thread adjuster, but under 3mm on the German Bing M5-0.80 thread adjuster. So the 3mm diameter carb end passes through on Dellorto, but not on Bing.

 

Domino DA0 right control

“sliding block” throttle

Cimatti (most) throttle cable, single ended

Cimatti (most) throttle cable, single ended

1978 and later, and some 1977 Cimatti had Domino slide type throttles that used single ended throttle cables. The cable runs parallel to the handlebar.

Later type single ended cable: Most Cimatti are this later type. It does not care what carb or what elbow is on the other end. During installation the (usually new) wire is pulled almost taut, so any excess slack is removed. After the pinch bolt in the sliding block is tightened, the excess wire “tail” is cut off.

 

 


Magura 1970's Controls

1970’s Magura Controls

Columbia Cables

Columbia Commuter mopeds and their alias names had two different frames, stamped sheet metal, or mono-tube, and two different engines, Sachs 505 or Solo. All Columbia models had front and rear hand brakes, with 1970’s Magura controls. The early 1977-78 sheet metal frame models with Sachs 505 engine, had single-ended (universal) brake cable wires, with Grimeca type pinch bolts on the lower end. But the tube frame models and the late 1979-on sheet frame models had special brake cable ends, shaped like an “S”. 

Columbia brake cable types

Left, American brake, original wire has an “S-end”
Right, Italian brake, wire has no end, held by pinch bolt

Columbia S-end brake with substitute cable

Columbia S-end brake with substitute cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1976-78 Columbia
with Italian brakes
sheet metal frame
Sachs 505 engine
(short Bing carb elbow)
37 x 42" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
746-0289 $12
63 x 68" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
746-0290 $12
35 x 39.5" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
746-0291 $20
32 x 38" Ø1.5
no end
Ø5/6 barrel
746-0293 $25
37.5 x 39" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
746-0292 $12
1979-80 Columbia
with American brakes
sheet metal frame
Sachs 505 engine
?? x 38.9" Ø1.5
6mm pear
"S" hook
746-0344 N/A
?? x 64.8" Ø1.5
6mm pear
"S" hook
746-0345 N/A
35 x 39.5" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
746-0291 $20
32 x 38" Ø1.5
no end
Ø5/6 barrel
746-0293 $25
37.5 x 39" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
746-0292 $12
1978-80 Columbia
with American brakes
tube frame, Solo engine
carb on bottom
?? x 38.9" Ø1.5
6mm pear
"S" hook
746-0344 N/A
?? x 64.8" Ø1.5
6mm pear
"S" hook
746-0345 N/A
42 x 45.2" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
746-0347 $20
37 x 42.5" Ø1.5
no end
6mm pear
746-0346 $12
42 x 2.0" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
746-0348 $12

 

On Colombia with the Solo engine, the throttle cable end, at the carburetor, passes through the adjuster on the top of the carb. So the adjuster is not part of the cable, just like on the Colombia with Sachs engine.

Columbia Sachs throttle cable

Columbia Sachs throttle cable (for short elbow)

Sachs Carb Elbows L long, R short

Sachs Carb Elbows
L long, R short

The carb end passes through it, so the adjuster, that screws into the Bing carb elbow, is not trapped on the cable. This exposed length of 4.5 inches is for a “short” elbow.

 

 

Colombia throttle cable for long elbow

Colombia Sachs throttle cable (for long elbow)

There are some Colombia’s with long carb elbows. They need this cable with a 0.6″ longer exposed length.

 

 

 

 

Columbia Sachs choke cable

Columbia Sachs choke cable

 

 

See Hercules Sachs choke cable for info.

 

 

 


Garelli Cables

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1975-86 Garelli
horizontal cylinder
one speed models
with front facing carb
36 x 40" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $12
60 x 65" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $12
32 x 35" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
black $12
see below none
1976-86 Garelli
vertical cylinder
two speed models
with side facing carb
same as above same as above 38 x 42" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
black $12
see below none

 

Original Garelli Start Cables

Things that are shown removed from the cable are not included with the cable.

Things that are shown installed in the cable are included with the cable.

So on the first cable below, the step ferrule is part of the cable, but the adjuster and clamp bolt are not.

 

H. Horizontal cylinder engine (Eureka, Sport, Gran Sport, Rally Sport, Super Sport, others)

Garelli horizontal engine start cable versions

Eureka Flex Standard Ø1.5 start cable 503754.7300 N/A
front pull, cable stop on frame, requires clamp bolt in hand lever

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eureka Flex Deluxe Ø1.5 start cable 503501.7300  $17
front pull, cable stop on engine, requires clamp bolt in hand lever

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport, Rally Sport, Gran Sport, Super Sport  506851.7300 $27
Ø1.5 front pull, stop on frame, requires adapter in hand lever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V. Vertical cylinder engine (Gulp Matic, VIP, VIP-N, Monza GT, Avanti and Cosmo remakes, others)

Garelli vertical engine start cable versions

Garelli Gulp original start cable, rear-pull 500201.7300 N/A
rear pull, cable stop on engine, requires clamp bolt in hand lever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garelli VIP prototype cable, for sharp U-turn routing N/A
This sharp-bend U-turn shorter cable performed poorly.
The wide U-turn, longer cable was better, and superseded it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garelli VIP start cable for wide U-turn 507251.7300  $23
rear pull, cable stop on frame, requires clamp bolt in hand lever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Replacement Garelli Start Cables

12 Garelli replacement start cables are offered: 3 lengths H,G or V, 2 styles d or e, 2 thicknesses 1.5 or 2.0.

Length is the same as original. For shorter or taller handlebars, the cable length would be shorter or longer.

Thickness is the same as original. (in mm) wire 1.5, conduit 5. HD cables are thicker, wire 2.0, conduit 6.

Why so many? 1) Garelli mopeds have different engines. The type of Garelli engine Horizontal, Gulp, or VIP, and the cable routing, determines the cable length. See above photos of original cable routing. 2) Garelli mopeds can have 2 different hand lever cable end pieces. The type of end piece in the hand lever (adapter “d” or clamp “e“) determines the style of cable inner wire end (mushroom or sideways barrel).  3) Standard “std” 1.5 mm, or heavy duty “HD” 2.0 mm thicknesses are offered. The thickness is a matter of choice.

Why heavy duty? Often the starter mechanism inside the engine gets worn, glazed or messed up, causing the starting clutch to slip. Then the start lever has to be squeezed real hard. A thicker cable performs better when the lever is squeezed really hard. The thicker HD cables are for Garelli mopeds that slip when starting.  

 

H. Horizontal cylinder engine (Eureka, Sport, Gran Sport, Rally Sport, Super Sport, others)

H1.5d start cable std bare $10  for when clamp “e” is missing
H2.0d start cable HD bare $20  for when clamp “e” is missing
H1.5e start cable std bare $10  for when clamp “e” is present
H2.0e start cable HD bare $20  for when clamp “e” is present

These “H” start cables are front-pull. So they are the shortest. See horizontal engine start cable photos above.

The replacement cable bare is just the wire and the conduit-with-end-caps. The pieces a, b, c, d, e are sold separately. They slide off or detach from the single-ended cable. See below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

G. Vertical cylinder “early” engine (Gulp Matic, others)

G1.5d start cable std bare $10  for when clamp “e” is missing
G2.0d start cable HD bare $20  for when clamp “e” is missing
G1.5e start cable std bare $10  for when clamp “e” is present
G2.0e start cable HD bare $20  for when clamp “e” is present

These “G” start cables are rear pull. So they are longer than “H”. They do a quick sharp U-turn, and stay on the same side of the frame. So they are not as long as the “V” type.

The replacement cable bare is just the wire and the conduit-with-end-caps. The pieces a, b, c, d, e are sold separately. They slide off or detach from the single-ended cable. See below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

V. Vertical cylinder “late” engine (VIP, VIP-N, Monza GT, Avanti and Cosmo remakes, others)

V1.5d start cable std bare $10  for when clamp “e” is missing
V2.0d start cable HD bare $20  for when clamp “e” is missing
V1.5e start cable std bare $10  for when clamp “e” is present
V2.0e start cable HD bare $20  for when clamp “e” is present

These “V” cables are rear-pull. They are the longest, because they go to the rear first, then make a wide U-turn behind the engine to the other side of the frame.

The replacement cable bare is just the wire and the conduit-with-end-caps. The pieces a, b, c, d, e are sold separately. They slide off or detach from the single-ended cable. See below.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Garelli Start Cable Pieces

a. clamp (pinch bolt) $$4  short for engine lever xxxx xxxx substitute, good quality, good design

b. ferrule (cable stop) x N/A  4.7 to 7.5 by 11.3, 6.1 id xxxxx Garelli original
b. ferrule (cable stop) x $$3  3.8 to 7.0 by 10.8, 5.9 id xxxx xsubstitute F2 Motobecane 16944

c. adjuster (cable stop)  $$6  M6 thread, ribbed xxxx xxxxxx  Garelli original 000315.9522
c. adjuster (cable stop)  $$2  M6 thread, hex style xxxx xxxx  substitute

d. adapter (socket bolt) $$4  cable anchor long with washer x substitute, washer keeps cable centered
d. adapter (socket bolt)  N/A  cable anchor short
 70’s Domino Garelli original 506851.5178, for start lever, pre-1986
d. adapter (socket bolt)  $$4  cable anchor 80’s Domino xxxx for all-black Domino controls, 1986-on Garelli models

e. clamp (pinch bolt) xx N/A  long for hand lever xxxx xxxxxx Garelli original 0009504.4554
f. clamp (pinch bolt) xx $$4  long for hand lever xxxx xxxxxx substitute, requires internal washers to stay centered
f. clamp (pinch bolt) xx $$4  long for hand lever xxxx xxxxxx this is difficult to install, more about this later…

 

Garelli start-clutch cables have been a difficult subject at Myrons Mopeds for many years. Not only are there different cables, engines and routings, but the bikes can have different end pieces, clamp “e” or adapter “d”. Those things can be changed, so the customer has to say what kind the bike has. To make matters worse, the clamp “e” has been scarce and unavailable since the 1980’s. So there is a lot of explaining to do. And then, there is a tendency for the start cable to wear out or break, because the starting clutch mechanism inside the engine slips, which requires the cable to be pulled very hard. 

 

Garelli start lever without socket bolt. 8mm hole size is same as brake but lever is thinner.

Garelli start lever
without socket bolt.
8mm hole size is
same as brake but
lever is thinner.

Domino Socket Bolts

Domino Socket Bolts

Domino Socket Bolts: 1970’s Italian moped brake levers and start lever use these adapter pieces to convert the pear end to a longer sideways barrel. They are more than just an adapter, because they have a slot for the inner wire to pass through, to allow installation. There are two lengths, 16mm for brake levers, and 14mm for decomp/start levers. It is important to have the cable wire centered in the lever. So there is a groove that the sheet metal lever sits in when the lever is squeezed. That groove keeps the socket bolt from sliding sideways. Without that groove, the cable still functions, but maybe not as well, or it might make a “click” sound and feel, when it does not stay centered. A longer one will substitute for a short one, with a 8mm washer under it. But the washer covers the centering groove, so it might not perform as well as an original.  


Magura 1970's Controls

Magura 1970’s Controls

Hercules Cables

Hercules mopeds are commonly known as Sachs in the USA. We use the true maker name to avoid confusion with Sachs engines, which are used on non-Sachs bikes, like Sparta, General, KTM, and also to include the alias brand names Eagle, Pegasus, etc, made by Hercules. 

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1975-76 Hercules Sachs
M1, M2, P1
sheet metal frame
Sachs 504 (long elbow)
36 x 40" Ø2.0
6mm pear
no end
1707073 $18
with Ø1.5 $12
62 x 66" Ø2.0
6mm pear
no end
1707076 $20
with Ø1.5 $12
35 x 40" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
1707292 $12
32 x 38" Ø1.5
no end
Ø4/6 barrel
1707381 $25
37 x 39" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
1708003 $12
1975-76 Hercules Sachs
M4, M5, P3
tube frame models
Sachs 505 (long elbow)
same as above none
(foot brake)
same as above same as above 37 x 39" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
1707291 $12
1977-83 Hercules Sachs
Westlake, Sundancer
sheet metal frame
Sachs 504 (long elbow)
36 x 40" Ø2.0
6mm pear
6mm pear
1707005 $35
with Ø1.5 $22
62 x 66" Ø2.0
6mm pear
6mm pear
1707001 $38
with Ø1.5 $22
35 x 40" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
1707217 $12
same as above 37 x 39" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
1708009 $12
1977-83 Hercules Sachs
Balboa, Suburban, Prima
tube frame, foot brake
Sachs 505 (long elbow)
same as above none
(foot brake)
same as above same as above same as above
1980-83 Hercules Sachs
Seville (oil injection)
sheet metal frame
Sachs 505 (long elbow)
?? x ??" Ø2.0
6mm pear
6mm pear
1707003 N/A
none
(foot brake)
same as above same as above same as above
1980-83 Hercules Sachs
Prima G3 (top tank)
tube frame, lower bars
Sachs 505 (long elbow)
32 x 36" Ø2.0
6mm pear
6mm pear
1707099 $30
none
(foot brake)
31 x 36" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
1707216 $12
28 x 34" Ø1.5
no end
Ø4/6 barrel
1706902 $25
33 x 35" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
1708008 $12

 

Grimeca Brake Arms

Brake cable lower end types
1. built-in clevis for 6mm pear end
2. Grimeca pinch bolt for no end
3. Tomos pinch bolt for no end
4. 8mm barrel end or pinch bolt
5. clevis end or clevis pinch bolt

Before 1977 Hercules front brake cable, single ended

Before 1977 Hercules front brake cable, single ended

 

 

 

 

 

Early Hercules cables were all single ended, in the tradition of bicycles. The brake cables had clevis type pinch bolt ends, type 5 at the right. The clevis piece and adjuster are sold separately.

Hercules front brake cable, double ended

After 1976 Hercules front brake cable, double ended

 

 

 

 

 

Hercules cable end clevis type

Hercules clevis end
is riveted to arm

 

Later Hercules had double ended brake cables, in the tradition of motorcycles. They attached easily and securely to a clevis piece that was riveted to the lever arm. This made it safer and more fool proof, but also made the brake cables specific and difficult to get or make.

The early controls (not shown), here nicknamed “Early 1970’s Magura” had bottomless threaded holes, requiring standard M6-1.0 adjusters. After 1976-77 they had the “1970’s Magura” controls. The brake cable end holes changed from threaded bottomless to slotted with bottom, to accept either a plain cable or, optionally, a Magura type adjuster.

 

Hercules Sachs choke cable

Hercules Sachs choke cable, single ended

Sachs air filter with choke

Sachs air filter

Front half with choke

Front half w/choke

 

 

 

 

 

The Sachs external choke is part of the air filter box, front half. The Ø3 end goes in the plastic slide. The upper bare end requires a 5×7 pinch bolt for the right thumb lever. The design requires that the upper end of the cable be removed to install or remove the cable. (If there was a double ended Sachs choke cable it would require a Magura type adjuster to be adjusted way up/tighter to allow for installation slack). 

Hercules Sachs Throttle Cable

Hercules-Sachs throttle cable, single ended

Since this is a single ended cable, it does not matter if the carb elbow is long or short. The pinch bolt can be located accordingly.

All original Hercules cables had light grey plastic oil ports, located a few inches from the top end. Replacement cables do not have oil ports. 

 

 


Indian Controls

Indian Controls

Indian Cables

Indian is a Taiwanese remake of an earlier Honda PC50. The controls are almost the same as General, Angel and other Taiwanese. One major difference is the brake cable holes have bottoms and slots, for no upper adjuster. Angel is also like that. but General, Lazer, AMS, etc have bottomless holes with M8x1.25 threads. Those Taiwanese controls must use upper adjusters. Because Indian controls lack upper adjusters, the exposed length is much shorter. Frustratingly, General and Indian brake cables do not interchange, even though they look the same. 

 

Indian Cables

 

 

 

 


1970's Magura Controls

1970’s Magura Controls

KTM Cables

KTM Foxi mopeds are very Sachs-ish. They have a Sachs engine, same controls and similar cables and wheels. The KTM brake plates say Sachs.

 

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1977-80 KTM Foxi
Deluxe, Salzburg, Baron
sheet metal frame
Sachs 504 (long elbow)
37 x 41" Ø1.5
6mm pear
pear-clevis
1211092 $35
60 x 64" Ø1.5
6mm pear
pear-clevis
1211096 $45
36 x 40.9" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
1011191 $20
32 x 38" Ø1.5
no end
Ø4/6 barrel
1211195 $25
37 x 39" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
1211097 $12

KTM clevis end
not riveted to arm

Hercules cable end clevis type

Hercules clevis end
is riveted to arm

KTM brake cables have the clevis piece trapped on the cable. Hercules brake cables have the clevis piece trapped on the brake arm. When installed, both clevis end cable types almost look the same. 

KTM front brake cable

KTM front brake cable, double ended

 

 

 

 

 

KTM rear brake cable, double ended

KTM rear brake cable, double ended

KTM start cable and choke cable are the same as Hercules, Colombia, Sparta, Kynast and others with Sachs 504 or 505 engines and Magura 1970’s controls. See Hercules above for more info.

Sachs Carb Elbows L long, R short

Sachs Carb Elbows
L long, R short

 

 

KTM Sachs Throttle Cable

KTM Sachs Throttle Cable, double ended

KTM uses the long Bing Sachs carb elbow. The 4.9″ exposed length is for a long elbow (4.5″ is for short elbow).

 

KTM long carb ellbow

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Malaguti Cables

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1976-80 Malaguti
Commuter (step thru)
Morini MO1 or M1 engine
39 x 48" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
H-78 $12
62 x 69" Ø2.0
6mm pear
no end
H-76 $20
with Ø1.5 $12
37 x 47" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
H-75 $12
43 x 51" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
H-77 $25
none
1978-80 Malaguti
Commuter II (step thru)
Morini MO2 (2 speed)
same as above same as above same as above 43 x 51" Ø1.3
no end
4x5 inline
12-7061 $12
none

 

Morini 1-speed start cable and lever

Morini MO1 (1-speed)
start cable and lever

Morini MO1 and M1 Start Cable:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MO-2 starting mechanism showing original wire clip

MO2 starting mechanism

MO-2 start wire is a bicycle gear wire

MO2 start wire can be
a bicycle gear wire

Morini MO2 Start Cable:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domino Socket Bolts

Domino Socket Bolts

Domino Socket Bolts: 1970’s Italian moped brake levers and start lever use these adapter pieces to convert the pear end to a longer sideways barrel. They are more than just an adapter, because they have a slot for the inner wire to pass through, to allow installation. There are two lengths, 16mm for brake levers, and 14mm for decomp/start levers. It is important to have the cable wire centered in the lever. So there is a groove that the sheet metal lever sits in when the lever is squeezed. That groove keeps the socket bolt from sliding sideways. Without that groove, the cable still functions, but maybe not as well, or it might make a “click” sound and feel, when it does not stay centered. A longer one will substitute for a short one, with a 8mm washer under it. But the washer covers the centering groove, so it might not perform as well as an original.  


Motobecane Cables

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1974-80 Motobecane
Mobylette 40, 50, 50V
center-mount carb
31 x 38" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
grey $15
56 x 63" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
grey $15
37 x 44" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
grey $15
29 x 36" Ø1.3
no end
5x7 barrel
grey $17
37 x 44" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
grey $15
1977-80 Motobecane
Mobylette 40, 50, 50V
side-mount Gurtner carb
same as above same as above 35 x 44" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
grey $15
same as above 42 x 47" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
grey $15
1978-80 Motobecane
Sebring
Morini MO1 engine
side-mount Dellorto carb

Motobecane Cables are all single-ended, with a screw-on pinch bolt at one end. So the inner wire can slide out and be replaced separately. Motobecane controls and Gurtner carburetor choke parts are not like any other moped, so those cable related things are unique to Motobecane. 

#    MB#            description             price or link            
1   20533  rear brake cable 56×63″ silver  $15
2   15581  step ferrule 6-to-8mm F1
3   00716   6 x 11mm pinch bolt P2a
4   15600  rear brake wire 63″ min. WR1
5   20532  front brk cable 31×38″ silver   $15
6   15599  univ front brake wire WF1
7   16944  step ferrule 4-to-7mm F2
8   15578  decomp. cable 29×36″ silver    $17
9   14974  decomp. wire 36″ (32″ min)      $7
10             choke cable 37×44″ silver      $15
10a         choke cable 42×47″ silver        $15
11  21286 choke/throttle wire 47″ WT1
12             throttle cable 37×44″ silver   $15
12a 53419  throttle cable 35×44″ silver   $15
A  21222  brk cable adjuster original     $3-$5
A  less cost adjuster 6mm x 1.0 A2 or A3 
B  20059  cable guide and fender bolt       $8
C  14322  choke pinch bolt 12mm long      $6
D  20053  choke step spacer 3mm long     $8
E  23123  decomp pinch bolt 17mm long   $12
F  23122  decomp step spacer 8mm long  $5
G  00189  adjuster 6mm x 0.8 fine A10 
H  21940  cable elbow               see 13b-carb
I   23089  adjuster 5mm x 0.9 coarse A1c
J   14120  choke spring               see 19-carb
K  14119  choke slide                  see 20-carb
L  22936  choke cable guide        see 20b-carb
L  less cost M6x1.0 adjuster A2 or shorter
M 22935  choke cable ring          see 19b-carb
M  less cost washer or step ferrule 4-to-7mm F2 
N  (some)  adjuster 7mm x 1 short A12
N   23089  adjuster 5mm x 0.9 coarse A1c
O  23114  throttle sliding block     see controls
     All 5 cables go inside 2 Sleeves/Sheathes 
45 69774 outer sleeve 13mm black B20

 

 

Notes:

1. Cable lengths are for original handlebars. Low or narrow bars need shorter cables. Tall or wider bars need longer cables.

2. Motobecane original cables are nylon lined. Most models are silver cables, that get sunburned brown where they are not covered by the grey sleeve. Even though they look bad, they still function.

3. The sleeve/sheath becomes brittle with age. When that happens, it breaks in certain places. Then the cables get flexed only in certain places. So new cables in old brittle sleeves/sheaths is not a good idea. It’s better to remove or replace the brittle sheaths with new flexible ones. When the sheath is flexible, the whole cable flexes gently. It performs better and lasts longer.

4. Always lube cables with a drip oil can, or buy a small bottle of cable lube. Often cables and throttles resist moving, and at first seem bad, but become freer after oil gets inside them.

 


Peugeot Cables

1970's Magura Controls

70’s Magura controls with threaded brake holes

Peugeot 102 and 103 cables are all single-ended. So the inner wires can slide out and be replaced separately. The sleeves/housings are all black, 2.0mm ID by 5.0mm OD, for both 1.6mm brake wires, and 1.2mm throttle, choke, decomp wires. The original housing 53409 for all cables was sold by the foot. The right and left side cables ran through a black outer housings or sheaths, 11mm ID by 13mm OD, part no. 69774, also sold by the foot.

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1976-83 Peugeot 103 LVS
with original Gurtner carb
35 x 41" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $12
55 x 64" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $12
37 x 41" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
no end
black $12
34 x 37" Ø1.3
5x7 barrel
no end
black $14
42 x 46" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
no end
black $14
1978-80 Peugeot 103 SP
1980-82 Peugeot 102 SP
with original Gurtner carb
37 x 43" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
black $12
same as above same as above same as above same as above

 

Peugeot Cables      THROTTLE  CABLE
1   57372  Peugeot throttle wire 41″min WTP
1+2+3+43+43  throttle cable 37 x 41″  $14
3   37818  step ferrule 4-to-7mm F3
4   40802  barrel pinch bolt D=6 L=8 P2c
 
      CHOKE CABLE
10 58176  choke wire 46″ min (no ends)  $3
11 44526  ferrule 5mm with flare  F6a
10+11+12 choke cable 42 x 46″            $10
13 40802  barrel pinch bolt D=6 L=8 P2c
14 37817  (for 102) odd pinch bolt P8a
10+13   Peug choke wire 47″ with end WTP
 
      FRONT BRAKE CABLE
20          front brake wire 48″ WF1
20+21 102/103 front brk cable 35 x 41″  $10
20+21 103SP front brake cable 38 x 44″  $10
22 42778  adjuster M6x1 round no slot A3a
23 43678   step ferrule 6-to-8mm F1
24 38583  barrel pinch bolt  7mm x 13  P3a
 
      REAR BRAKE CABLE
30 58570  rear brake wire 69″  WR1
30+31      rear brake cable 55 x 64″      $12
32 42778  adjuster M6x1 round no slot A3a
33 00242 (pre-’78) step ferrule F3 
34 38583  barrel pinch bolt  7mm x 13  P3a
 
      DECOMPRESSOR CABLE
40 57185  decomp wire (37″ min) WD1
40+41+42+43 decomp cable 34 x 37″    $15
42 00242  step ferrule 4-to-7mm F3 
43 44526  ferrule 5mm with flare  F5a
44 37817  odd shape pinch bolt P8a
 
     All 5 cables go inside 2 SLEEVES 
45 69774 outer sleeve 13mm black B20

 

 


Puch Cables

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE
1976-85 Puch 1-sp
sheet metal frame
wrap-around throttle
34 x 40" Ø2.0
910.810.0020 Ø5
910.818.0030 Ø5 oiler
910.819.0020 Ø6 lined
204500 Ø1.5 Ø5 $13
59 x 65" Ø2.0
910.811.0010 Ø5
910.818.0010 Ø5
910.818.0040 Ø5 oiler
204700 Ø2.0 Ø6 $15
35 x 39" Ø1.2
see 2-ended
cables below
32 x 42" Ø2.0
no end
8x8 barrel
black $15
none
1978-80 Puch 1-sp
sheet metal frame
sliding-block throttle
34 x 40" Ø2.0
910.818.0020 Ø5
910.818.0030 Ø5 oiler
910.819.0040 Ø6 lined
204500 Ø1.5 Ø5 $13
59 x 65" Ø2.0
910.818.0010 Ø5
910.818.0040 Ø5 oiler
910.819.0010 Ø6 lined
204700 Ø2.0 Ø6 $15
35 x 40" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
black $12
same as above none
1981-86 Puch 1-sp
sheet metal frame
1980's sliding-block
same as above same as above 35 x 39" Ø1.2
see 2-ended
cables below
same as above none
1978-80 Puch 2-sp
sheet metal frame
sliding-block throttle
same as above same as above same as
two rows
above
36 x 41" Ø1.5
no end
thin-neck pear
black $18
none
1981-86 Puch 2-sp
sheet metal frame
1980's sliding-block
same as above same as above same as
two rows
above
36 x 41" Ø1.5
no end
5x7 barrel
black $18
none
1978-85 Puch 1-sp
tube frame, tall fork
wrap-around throttle
37 x 43" Ø2.0
910.818.0050 Ø5
300.163.1000 Ø5
20450L Ø1.5 Ø5 $25
same as above same as
five rows
above
38 x 44" Ø2.0
no end
8x8 barrel
black $25
none
1978-80 Puch 2-sp
tube frame, tall fork
sliding-block throttle
same as above same as above same as above same as
three rows
above
none
1981-85 Puch 2-sp
tube frame, tall fork
1980's sliding-block
same as above same as above same as
three rows
above
same as
three rows
above
none

 

1970's Magura Controls

1970’s Magura Controls

Puch mopeds had either “1970’s Magura wrap-around” controls, or “Puch-Magura sliding-block” controls. The cables were the same for either control, except for the throttle cable. 

 

 

Wrap-around Throttle: It uses a double ended cable.

Puch Maxi throttle cable (short elbow)

Puch throttle cable (for short elbow)
Original on Puch Magnum, and 20/25mph Puch Maxi models.

Puch throttle cable versions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puch Maxi throttle cable (long elbow)

Puch throttle cable (for long elbow)
Original on 30mph Puch Maxi models.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Spirit throttle cable (short elbow) or the tube frame bikes like Sears Free Spirit, Murray, JC Penney Pinto

Free Spirit throttle cable (for tube frames with short elbow)
Original on Puch Series B, Sears Free Spirit, Murray, JC Penney.

Bing "Puch" carb elbows

Puch carb elbows, L long, R short

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cables sold elsewhere on the internet for “Puch” are this “Free Spirit” kind. Their inner wires are too short and cannot idle down when installed on a stock 30mph Puch Maxi, or any Puch with a long “curved pipe” or “carb elbow”.

 

Puch Magura Sliding Block right control

Puch Magura Sliding Block right control

Sliding Block Throttle “early”: It uses a single ended throttle cable.

Puch Maxi throttle cable single ended

Puch throttle cable single ended

 

 

 

 

 

Since the M5-0.80 threaded adjuster is not trapped on the cable, it is sold separately. Note that a German made Bing 5mm adjuster has 0.80 thread pitch, while an Italian made Dellorto one has 0.75 thread pitch. 

 

 


Solex Cables

 
Solex Parts Figure 19 Control Cables

Solex Parts Figure 19
Control Cables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tomos Cables

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1974-86 Tomos early A3
sheet metal frame
with Magura controls
33 x 40" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
207844 $12
58 x 65" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
207845 $12
36 x 39" Ø1.2
see 2-ended
cables below

213696
none none
1986-06 Tomos A3, A35
sheet metal frame
Domino or HR controls
33 x 38" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
227321 $12
58 x 63" Ø1.5
6mm pear
no end
227192 $12
36 x 41" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
black $12
none none
2007-13 Tomos A55
sheet metal frame
with TBS controls
35 x 41" Ø2.0
8x8 barrel
no end
231226 $18
56 x 62" Ø2.0
8x8 barrel
no end
230802 $22
36 x 44" Ø1.2
see 2-ended
cables below

233728
none none
2001-03 Tomos A35
Revival
mono-tube frame
Domino controls
none 62 x 68" Ø2.0
8x8 barrel
no end
232758 $22
36 x 42" Ø1.2
see 2-ended
cables below

232794
none none
2004-13 Tomos A55
Revival, Streetmate
mono-tube frame
Domino or TBS controls
none same as above same as
two rows
above
none none

 


Trac Cables

FRONT BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
REAR BRAKE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
THROTTLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
START CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
CHOKE CABLE
sleeve x wire
upper end
lower end
1981-84 Trac
Clipper, Eagle, Hawk
1970's Magura controls
M56 engine, Encarwi carb
39 x 41.5" Ø1.2
5x7 barrel
3x5 inline
41-434 $36
substitute $27
39 x 48" Ø1.5
no end
6mm pear
41-247 $12
41 x 42" Ø1.2
no end
3x5 inline
41-286 $12
1984-86 Trac
Clipper, Eagle, Hawk
80's Dom. black controls
M56 engine, Encarwi carb
1986-89 Trac Clipper,
Sprint, Olympic, Hawk
80's Dom. black controls
DMC DP50 engine, pedals
1986-89 Trac
Escot, Liberty, Image
80's Dom. black controls
DMC DK50 engine, kick

 

1970's Magura Controls

1970’s Magura Controls

1981-83 Trac (M56 engine): The “early” Trac mopeds were partial remakes of 1978-80 Batavus mopeds. They had the same engine, just made on the other side of the world, and the same Magura controls and Encarwi carburetor. But the Trac wheels were different, not Leleu. They were Korean made spoke wheels and Grimeca Italian made mags. So the “early” Trac brake cables are different, but the throttle, choke and start cables are the same as “late” Batavus.

 

1981-85 Trac Clipper, Eagle, Hawk (M56 engine) throttle cable

1981-83 Trac Clipper, Eagle, Hawk (M56 engine) throttle cable

 

Original style: It has a short Magura type adjuster on top.

Substitute: The substitute cable has an inline adjuster (not shown) near the top end, instead of a short Magura adjuster.

 

Batavus VA start cable

1981-83 Trac Clipper, Eagle, Hawk (M56 engine) start cable

Original style: This is a single ended cable, so the 5-8 step ferrule, and the Magura short adjuster are shown and sold separately. The upper inner wire end is held with a pinch bolt built into the black plastic Magura start lever. The adjuster is optional, since it is easy to adjust from the pinch screw.

 

 

Batavus Regency choke cable

1981-83 Trac Clipper, Eagle, Hawk (M56 engine) choke cable

Original style: This is a single ended cable. First the inner wire slides though a small brass choke plunger. Then a set screw holds it from the bottom end. Two tiny rubber o-rings go into grooves in the choke plunger. See Encarwi carburetors for that. At the top end, a 5 x 7mm pinch bolt, shown and sold separately, goes into a small black plastic thumb trigger in the right control. 

 

Domino Black

Domino DA7K, DB7K integrated controls

1984-85 Trac (M56 engine): In 1984-85 Trac controls changed from “early 1980’s Magura” to Domino DA7K, DB7K “mid 1980’s black”. The brake and choke cables did not change, but the start and throttle cables did.

1985-88 Trac (DK50 or DP50 engine): In 1985-86 the engine changed from the belt driven Laura M56 remake to the oil-bath gear driven DMC DP50 (one speed with pedals) or DK50 (two speed with kick start). So the throttle, start, and choke cables changed, but the brake cables did not.  

 

 

 

 


Vespa Cables

FRONT BRAKE
Cable: sleeve x wire
Wire: upper, lower
Conduit: size, color
Replacement(s)
REAR BRAKE CABLE
Cable: sleeve x wire
Wire: upper, lower
Conduit: size, color
Replacement(s)
THROTTLE CABLE
Cable: sleeve x wire
Wire: upper, lower
Conduit: size, color
Replacement(s)
START CABLE
Cable: sleeve x wire
Wire: upper, lower
Conduit: size, color
Replacement(s)
1973-85
Vespa
Ciao C7E
41 x 49" - Ø2.0 135015
Ø6 pear, no end 135014
grey Ø6 conduit 140604
Ø6 Ø2.0 black $18
Ø5 Ø1.5 grey $15
46 x 66" - Ø2.0 103209
Ø6 pear, no end 103210
grey Ø6 conduit 140596
Ø6 Ø2.0 black $20
Ø5 Ø1.5 grey $15
42 x 46" - Ø1.2 103220
none, 3x5 inline 103221
grey Ø6 conduit 140697
Ø5 Ø1.2 grey $15
Ø5 Ø1.2 black $12
33.5x35.5" Ø1.2 103217
pear, 5x7 barrel 103218
grey Ø6 conduit 140594
Ø5 Ø1.3 grey $23
Ø5 Ø1.3 black $20
1977-79
Vespa
Bravo
36 x 43" - Ø2.0 136134
Ø6 pear, no end 136135
grey Ø6 conduit 136136
Ø6 Ø2.0 black $18
Ø5 Ø1.5 grey $15
51 x 66" - Ø2.0 135791
Ø6 pear, no end 135792
grey Ø6 conduit 135793
Ø6 Ø2.0 black $20
Ø5 Ø1.5 grey $15
38 x 42" - Ø1.2 135797
none, 3x5 inline 135798
grey Ø6 conduit 135799
Ø5 Ø1.2 grey $15
Ø5 Ø1.2 black $12
same as above
1978-85
Vespa
Grande
37 x 44" - Ø2.0 353860
Ø6 pear, no end 353861
black Ø6 conduit
Ø6 Ø2.0 black $18
Ø5 Ø1.5 black $12
51 x 66" - Ø2.0 353863
Ø6 pear, no end 353864
black Ø6 conduit
Ø6 Ø2.0 black $20
Ø5 Ø1.5 black $12
39 x 43" - Ø1.2 353869
none, 3x5 inline 353871
black Ø6 conduit
Ø5 Ø1.2 black $12
33.5x35.5" Ø1.2 353866
pear, 5x7 barrel 353867
black Ø6 conduit
Ø5 Ø1.3 black $20
1980-85
Vespa
Si
38 x 45" - Ø2.0 185602
Ø6 pear, no end 118310
black Ø6 conduit 185604
Ø6 Ø2.0 black $18
Ø5 Ø1.5 black $12
47 x 68" - Ø2.0 185605
Ø6 pear, no end 185606
black Ø6 conduit 185607
Ø6 Ø2.0 black $20
Ø5 Ø1.5 black $12
43 x 46" - Ø1.2 185611
none, 3x5 inline 103221
black Ø6 conduit 185613
Ø5 Ø1.2 black $12
33.5x35.5" Ø1.2 212687
pear, 5x7 barrel 212688
black Ø6 conduit 185610
Ø5 Ø1.3 black $20

 

Loop pinch bolts
Tomos M6, Vespa M7

Vespa Controls made by Domino, on the brake cables, have bottomless holes with M6-1.0 threads, so they require upper M6-1.0 adjusters. Most other Italian mopeds have the same controls but have slotted holes with bottoms, that do not need adjusters.

Vespa Brake Arms made by Grimeca, have large swivel type wrap-around or loop pinch bolts. So the brake arms have very large holes. Early Tomos also had loop pinch bolt assemblies, but each piece was slightly smaller than Vespa.

Dellorto carb elbows

 

 

Vespa Cables are illustrated below for the Grande only, to save space. The other models cables are the same except for lengths and color.

Vespa Carb Elbow for the Ciao model must be “90 degree”, either #2a or #2b, because the center panel/floor is low.

 

 

Vespa Grande front brake cable

Vespa Grande front brake cable

Grande right control

Grande w/blinkers

Grande left control

Grande w/blinkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vespa Grande rear brake cable

VA "60s chrome" sliding-block throttle and brake control silver (no throttle spring)

Ciao w/blinkers R

Domino VB left control

Ciao w/blinkers L

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vespa Grande decomp cable

Vespa Grande decomp cable

Bravo R control

Bravo w/blinkers

Bravo w/blinkers

Bravo w/blinkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vespa Grande throttle cable

Vespa Grande throttle cable

Ciao, Bravo, Grande no blinkers R control

Bravo, Grande, Si
(no blinkers) R

Ciao Bravo Grande (no blinkers) L control

Bravo, Grande, Si
(no blinkers) L

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domino Socket Bolts

Domino Socket Bolts

Domino Socket Bolts: 1970’s Italian moped brake levers and start lever use these adapter pieces to convert the pear end to a longer sideways barrel. They are more than just an adapter, because they have a slot for the inner wire to pass through, to allow installation. There are two lengths, 16mm for brake levers, and 14mm for decomp/start levers. It is important to have the cable wire centered in the lever. So there is a groove that the sheet metal lever sits in when the lever is squeezed. That groove keeps the socket bolt from sliding sideways. Without that groove, the cable still functions, but maybe not as well, or it might make a “click” sound and feel, when it does not stay centered. A longer one will substitute for a short one, with a 8mm washer under it. But the washer covers the centering groove, so it might not perform as well as an original.