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Slinky Glide Emergency Cable Repair Kit

Post by jerryfudd on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 1:39 pm

Hi,

I've seen some people with snapped cables and this seemed a good idea....

http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/honda/cb_500_y_2/00-02/picture/emergency_cable_repair_kit_-_slinky_glide/



Just over £5 presumably plus p&p.

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Re: Slinky Glide Emergency Cable Repair Kit

Post by teamster1975 on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 2:04 pm

I bought one on Ebay about a month ago as I haven't replaced my spare clutch cable yet, seems a very good bit of kit, although the proof will come in the fitting.
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Re: Slinky Glide Emergency Cable Repair Kit

Post by arrison on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 2:05 pm

Thats what the AA used as a temporary fix when my clutch cable snapped. Replaced with a proper one ASAP, but still have the emergency one under my seat just in case
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Re: Slinky Glide Emergency Cable Repair Kit

Post by Stooby2 on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 3:35 pm

I carry a spare cable, some flex and insulation tape. You can change a cable in about 15 minutes.
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Re: Slinky Glide Emergency Cable Repair Kit

Post by Llewelyn1965 on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 9:50 pm

@jerryfudd wrote:Hi,

I've seen some people with snapped cables and this seemed a good idea....

http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/honda/cb_500_y_2/00-02/picture/emergency_cable_repair_kit_-_slinky_glide/



Just over £5 presumably plus p&p.

Dan
Works out as £8.40. I just bought this :-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141434735847?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Slinky Glide Emergency Cable Repair Kit

Post by Stooby2 on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 4:08 pm

Really I can't see the point in an emergency cable for the cb500. On an unfaired bike it's a doddle to fit an new cable and not much harder on a faired bike. You could do it in the same time you spend fiddling around with an emergency one.
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Re: Slinky Glide Emergency Cable Repair Kit

Post by jerryfudd on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 7:14 pm

think it's in the name, it's easier to carry one multipurpose cable kit instead of a replacement for every cable on the bike if you happen to have a problem when out on the road...
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Post by ashcroc on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 9:04 pm

Wish I'd had mine with me when my throttle cable went.  At the same time I'm kinda glad I didn't as it would've been a nasty job using just the under seat tool kit.
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Post by sullivj on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 9:24 pm

Would the generic kit work for a throttle cable that's most likely to break at the throttle nipple?
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Re: Slinky Glide Emergency Cable Repair Kit

Post by ashcroc on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 9:36 pm

On mine the actual cable broke about 6-8" from the carbs.  So long as the kit has nipples of the right size it should work.
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Re: Slinky Glide Emergency Cable Repair Kit

Post by Llewelyn1965 on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 10:54 pm

@Stooby2 wrote:Really I can't see the point in an emergency cable for the cb500. On an unfaired bike it's a doddle to fit an new cable and not much harder on a faired bike. You could do it in the same time you spend fiddling around with an emergency one.
My cables aren't standard ones. I had to buy throttles cables off a Deauville I think it was, and I had the clutch and choke cables made, so not cheap to buy a set of each. All because I changed the height/rake and size of the bars. Feels more comfortable for me to ride now though, so worth it.
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Re: Slinky Glide Emergency Cable Repair Kit

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 04 Jul 2016, 9:38 am

Having been stranded by a broken throttle cable, I can only suggest that a cable repair kit (given its small size) is a good thing to have, even if it only gives you another option to getting recovered (which won't always be possible).

On a similarly practical note: if you are concerned about your throttle cable snapping then it is worth having a look under the tank - when I was replacing mine I noticed that the *outside* of my throttle cable was heaviy corroded which had then obviously caused it to leak and the inside then went too - had I replaced/noticed this earlier I could have avoided the whole problem.

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