A couple times over the past 3,400 hours on my old Chopper the throttle cable end has worn so much on the end that it broke off at the throttle lever end. I took the throttle arm and cable out and pull the wire out. I then cut about 1 inch off the cable part and lube the wire up and put it back in the cable. Take to pairs of plyers and bend a new end on it, reinstall it and your up and running again. Adjust the cable so you have the right RPM's while your at it. It saves going to the dealer for a new one and it will be just as good as new one, but just a fuzz shorter. I have also found that a product called All Purpose Lubricant from John Deere in a blue and white spray can is a great lubricant for this and also the best penitrating oil I have ever used. I keep a can of this in the truck and one in the shop. I also have 2 more cans of it in case I run out.