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Old 03-30-2017, 03:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Victor,

I'm looking to do this mod to my '01 Insight (possibly '89 CRX too) vs. a vernier throttle. Do you have the part number or diameter specs for the bike cable? I know they come in different diameters.

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I'm actually out of the country right now, but I got the whole kit at Farm and Fleet for about $15 if I remember correctly.
It's a throttle cable kit for a lawn mower. I thought I put a picture of it in that post.

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It's a throttle cable kit for a lawn mower.
How appropriate. This type of throttle is extremely unsafe and needs to release when you apply the brake or the car goes into neutral. I can see the insurance companies having a field day if you are involved in an accident with this fitted.

If you need finer control of the throttle, make a custom throttle cam that mimics the "eco" mode of the Toyota hybrids, reducing the throttle sensitivity at low openings.

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Old 03-31-2017, 04:16 AM   #24 (permalink)
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You did include the part number, I was referring to the bontrager universal derailleur flexible cable. I ended up ordering a 1.3mm x 2000mm one, enough for two cars.

I understand the concerns for this type of mod. I'm in the camp that wants it solely for throttle lock for long distance, exclusively highway-only "dumb" cruise control. My version will incorporate worst case scenario tweaks such as a flexed open end (bent cable with no cap) that will hold tension but will unthread the drilled hole if yanked in an emergency. Also, my car is 5-speed so going into neutral cuts power and at an estimated 10-15% throttle needed for sustaining highway speeds there is little worry of hitting high RPMS. Finally, back when Toyota's infamous runaway Prius recall was taking place, a popular car magazine drove two cars to 60 mph (one an economy sedan, the other a Stage III Mustang IIRC) and simultaneously floored both the throttle and brakes. Neither car could overpower it's factory brakes and did come to a complete stop (albeit at a longer distance than normal). Point being, 100% > 15% throttle so there's little concern there. Finally, $16 mower mod vs. $3XX for aftermarket cruise control. We're a frugal group by nature. I'll report back in a few weeks once I install everything.

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