Sachs is both an engine name and a bike name. Sachs mopeds are made by Hercules. Cables for Sachs mopeds are above in Hercules.
Sachs engines are in many different mopeds. The choke, throttle and start cables lower ends go to the engine, but the upper ends go to the controls of the bike. Most Taiwan bikes have General or Lazer type controls, while Dutch (Sparta), Austrian (KTM), German (Hercules, Kynast), and American (Columbia) bikes have Magura type controls. So there are many “Sachs cables” possible. Some interchange and some don’t.
Sachs-Magura Throttle Cables: These are for 1970’s mopeds with Sachs 504 or 505 engines and Magura “wrap-around” type throttle. Many bikes do not have their original throttle cable elbows, since the carburetor or top parts can easily be swapped from other models. So to avoid guessing, the elbow length, short or long, must be identified visually, to get the correct throttle cable.
carb conduit xxexposed
elbow length xx length xxcable xxxx part
xx inch mm inch mm x style xxx number price
short 33.5 852 4.53 115 Sparta xx 000-0000 N/A most 1977-78 (Kynast) Flying Dutchman (early engine cover)
short 36.8 935 4.49 114 Sparta xx 746-0291 $20 most 1976-78 (Columbia) Columbia (sheet-frame Sachs 505)
short 36.8 935 4.49 114 Sparta xx 000-0000 N/A most 1976-78 (Sparta) Sparta Std., Deluxe, Foxi GT, GT Sport
short 37.0 940 4.49 113 Sparta xx 000-0000N/A most 1977-78 (Sparta) Flying Dutchman Deluxe, Lucky
short 39.6 1007 4.61 117 Sp. repl. 000-0000 N/A Sparta replacement for “Sachs-Magura with short elbow”
short 40.4 1027 4.80 122 Barnett x MP-0000 N/A Barnett replacement for “Sachs-Magura with short elbow”
either 38.9 988 113-125 Taiwan x MS-4282 $25 Gadabout replacement with inline adjuster, for short or long elbow
either 38.8 986 122-135 Taiwan x MS-4282 $25 (same) apparently these are not all the same length
long 35.6 903 4.92 125 Puch xx 000-00000 N/A most 1977-80 (KTM) Foxi Deluxe, Salzburg, Baron
long 35.6 903 4.92 125 Herc xx 000-00000 N/A most 1976-80 (Hercules) Sachs models
long 33.5 851 4.92 125 Sparta x 000-00000 N/A most 1979-80 (Kynast) Flying Dutchman (late engine cover)
long 36.8 935 4.96 126 Sparta x 746-0291L N/A most 1978-80 (Columbia) Columbia (sheet and tube frame)
long 36.8 935 4.96 126 Sparta x 000-00000 N/A most 1978-80 (Sparta) Foxi GT, GT Sport, Flying Dutchman
long 37.0 940 4.9 126 Sparta x 000-00000 N/A most 1979-81 (Sparta) Sparta Buddy, Deluxe
long 36.7 932 5.08 129 Barnett MP-0000 xx N/A Barnett replacement for “Sachs-Magura with long elbow”
long 36.4 925 5.23 133 Barnett MP-0000 xx N/A (same) apparently these are not all the same length
Long and Short Elbow (bendy): There is a 12mm (about 1/2″) difference between short and long elbow. For a short elbow the exposed length must be 114 to 121 mm. For a long elbow the exposed length must be 125 to 132 mm. The cable adjuster has an adjustment range of 7mm. So the 12mm of slack from a “long” cable used in a “short” elbow cannot be adjusted out.
To get around this, in the 1980’s one aftermarket Sachs throttle cable (Gadabout MS-4282) had an inline adjuster, with a wide adjustment range (13mm). This cable worked on either short or long elbows.