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Replacing throttle cables?

Anyone done this yet? My girlfriends Versys(formerly mine) is having some weirdness with throttle and I think the cables or the tube on the bars needs to be replaced.

The cable occasionally slips between the plastic throttle tube and the body holding the throttle cables in place. I'm thinking new cables should likely do the trick but I'm wondering if anyone has done this and has any tips? I'm wondering if I need to replace the body that holds the ignition and kill switch as well.
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Anyone done this yet? My girlfriends Versys(formerly mine) is having some weirdness with throttle and I think the cables or the tube on the bars needs to be replaced.

The cable occasionally slips between the plastic throttle tube and the body holding the throttle cables in place. I'm thinking new cables should likely do the trick but I'm wondering if anyone has done this and has any tips? I'm wondering if I need to replace the body that holds the ignition and kill switch as well.
First check that they aren't too loose.

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Yeah that is my first step, but I am pretty sure I tightened them up as much as realistically possible last year. We just got the bikes out the other day so I'm being very careful to make sure everything is in tip top shape for her. I sent her on my Triumph this morning so I could do a proper investigation.
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I think if some plastics broke off or wear out from the sleeve, then just replace the sleeve will do.

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I went looking online and to replace the whole throttle system from the sleeve and assembly, to the cables is like 150$ so worst case we'll do the whole damned thing.
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