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Safe Throttle Cable Removal

Early flexible throttle cables typically mount to the carburetor's throttle linkage via a plastic retainer socket that pushes on over a throttle-shaft-mounted ball-stud. To remove the cable, most people use a screwdriver to pop the cable off the stud. However, this method can crack the relatively fragile plastic end because it unevenly concentrates force on one side of the socket. Instead, use needle-nose pliers to evenly spread the load over both sides of the socket.

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