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Clutch cable fun...
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:51:36 pm »
So yesterday I noticed my clutch lever had more free travel than it should. So I adjusted it back to what it should be. And, just in case it was stretching (as in fixing to break) I put a spare cable in the sale bag. This morning about a block from work I went to shift...you guessed it the cable broke. I was very thankful for the spare cable...lol
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 09:08:50 pm »
Good for you Larry!  That was being a smart and well prepared rider for sure.  Good eye catching the cable getting ready to fail and smart having the spare on hand.  Well done.
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 09:18:44 pm »
 :21 Good catch Larry.I had a guy a few years back on a group ride with a bike like yours running 2 up break one down the street from the store at quitting time.I spend about 45 min jury rigging it to get him back to Chatt to get a new one so he could catch up with his group.
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 09:26:57 pm »
Good catch.
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 03:03:43 am »
Thanks  :n21
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2014, 06:58:37 am »
So did you change out the cable right there on the side of the road, or was there a parking lot you were able to get into?  Or did you have to push it the rest of the way to work and fix it there?

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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2014, 05:21:26 pm »
It broke when I went to shift. Since I was already in motion I just shifted with the throttle. So I changed it at work on my lunch break.
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2014, 08:31:33 pm »
Good catch Larry. That could have sucked big time ....
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2014, 09:08:30 pm »
I had two die in only 3,500 miles on the KLR650. It got to the point I had a spare zip-tied along the currently working one. It wasn't an if, but a when...

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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2014, 09:52:32 pm »
That one lasted 39,XXX miles. But, I plan to pick up another spare anyway.
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2014, 06:42:06 am »
So, my bike only has about 8,500 miles on it.  (2002 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100)  How long should a clutch cable last?

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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2014, 12:26:53 pm »
It should last a long time if you keep it lubricated. Not hard to do. I have a 2002 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100 with 22,000 miles and original clutch cable. Hope to get at least 40,000 miles out of it.
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2014, 02:24:54 pm »
Thanks Sarge,

Good to know.  Now off to YouTube to see how it's done!!   :happypep

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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2014, 02:43:48 pm »
Mine failed prematurely in my opinion. Largely because of the risers had it pretty tight. And, that compounded the fact it hadn't been lubed the first 5 years or so of it's life.
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2014, 03:44:06 pm »
Lube makes it oprate easier also.
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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2014, 07:21:06 pm »
My bike has almost 89K on it and I've put 45K since I bought it.  Don't know if cable has ever been changed but I know I haven't changed it.  Maybe time I should consider a spare just in case.  Just changed out the speedometer and tach cables.  Speedometer cable broke.

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Re: Clutch cable fun...
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2014, 08:55:27 pm »
I rode around for 2 years on my 929 with a spare under the seat, It was frayed when I bought the bike,  It got to where only 2-3 strands were holding it so I figured better replace than wish I had..
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