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Stevie Gimo
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Clutch cable

Post by Stevie Gimo on Wed 11 Oct 2017, 9:26 pm

Read recently that these can snap prematurely, so I got one delivered. My question is, do I replace it now, or carry it to fit when it decides it's had enough?
I guess I'm asking can it be fitted by the roadside?
I do realise that it will be during a mini hurricane at the time too  affraid
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Re: Clutch cable

Post by wornsprokets on Wed 11 Oct 2017, 9:40 pm

Yep it can be done if you use insulation tape to tape old cable  to pull new one through its old route...then its just couple spanners to adjust it... it more than go at lever keep an eye at lever see if wire is fraying
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Re: Clutch cable

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 12 Oct 2017, 7:45 pm

Yes, for the ultimate protection against clutch cable failure, fix the new one to the old one. Assuming you have the 'standard' toolkit that (once) came with the bike you can fix it at the road side.

Personally (being a tight-wad!) I wouldn't take off the old clutch cable until it snaps - I'd just make sure that I had new cable with me so it didn't matter. It won't stop it happening at the most inopportune time - that's impossible!
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Re: Clutch cable

Post by wornsprokets on Thu 12 Oct 2017, 8:09 pm

Being tight-wad is why we have cb's cheap-great mpg-value for money-long lasting Smile
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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Stevie Gimo on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 7:00 am

Cheers guys, thanks for your help  Very Happy

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