Author: Thomas R.
In this post we'll show you how to shorten the cables of your
Puch Moped. We used a Puch Maxi, but this is usefull for all
What you'll need
When shortening the cables you will need a small hour of
time (take your time people) and the following things:
- A wire cutter
- 2x brake cable nipple
- 1x throttle cable nipple
Clutch cable nipple (you can also use the brake cable)
Complete set of cables( if you don’t want to use the old ones)
5 STEPS TO SHORTEN THE CABLES
Step 1: Remove The Cables from your
Although it isn’t 100% necessary, I believe it’s way much easier to
shorten the cables when you remove them from your moped.
Step 2: Start with the brake cables
Cut the part of the inner cable you want to replace (see picture
Remove the inner cable from the outer cable. the piston stop.
Cut 10 – 15 cm from the outer cable (depending on how short they
have to be). See picture below.
- Put some grease on the inner cable.
Shove the inner cable back in the outer cable.
Take the brake nipple and mount it on the inner cable. Make sure
you tighten it enough so that it won’t pop off when braking hard.
Step 3: Continue with the clutch
For the clutch cable you can follow the same steps as mentioned in
step 4: Cut the throttle (gas)
Now this is a tricky one. You don’t want to shorten the outer
throttle cable to much. If you do, the inner cable will have to much
“play”. What I advice you to do is cutting the outer cable bit by
bit. Start with a few centimeters and continue until you reach the
Step 5: Mount the cables back on and
go for a ride
Once you have done this, your Puch moped is ready to ride. You’ll
even notice that for example giving and releasing gas or braking
will go a little smoother than with long cables.
~ Now you can go for a ride on a clean looking Puch moped ~
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