Clutch cable replacement

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Clutch cable replacement

Postby Kwacky » 13 Sep 2016, 11:31

Is it as easy as it looks?
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby kiwikrasher » 13 Sep 2016, 12:11

Can't say specifically for your model, but generally.... Yup.
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Kwacky » 13 Sep 2016, 12:48

I was told that mine is notchy, so I've ordered a new one which arrived yesterday.

It looks simple enough but I wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything.

Do people lube the cable before they fit it?
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby TonyB » 13 Sep 2016, 12:51

The new one should be lubed. It's a piece of piss to change though.


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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Kwacky » 13 Sep 2016, 13:16

This is Kawasaki we're talking about. I'm sure their motto is "go in dry".
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby TonyB » 13 Sep 2016, 13:36

You've got to at least spit on it then.


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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Rossgo » 13 Sep 2016, 13:41

I replaced my CBR400RR Gullarm clutch cable years ago it was easy peezy I'm sure you wont struggle if I didn't!!
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Blade » 13 Sep 2016, 14:41

Piece of piss to replace and shouldn't need lube as brand new but lubing the old one would have probably cured the snatch ironically (blush)
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Kwacky » 13 Sep 2016, 14:50

I must admit I've never lubed a clutch cable. I've never had to replace one though so it's all about firsts :)
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Blade » 13 Sep 2016, 14:53

Cheaper enough to replace but good practice to lube every now and then. Get yourself a cable luber for a couple of quid ;)
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Blade » 13 Sep 2016, 14:54

Here you go (y)

Look at this on eBay  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110971127997
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Kwacky » 13 Sep 2016, 15:04

Checking tyre pressure is hard work as far as I'm concerned 8)
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Blade » 13 Sep 2016, 15:12

Haha (y) A little effort goes a long way though (lol)
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Blade » 13 Sep 2016, 15:13

Mechanical sympathy is a think of beauty (rock)
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby C00kiemonster » 13 Sep 2016, 20:01

A quick hint - leave the old one in place and use the old one to route the new one. Depending on the route it takes it can be a PITA to thread otherwise. If you tie a string guide to the end of the new one and around the old one, you can slide the new one in place.

The fit it both ends and pull the old one out (y)
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby DaytonAndy » 13 Sep 2016, 20:58

Blade wrote:Here you go (y)

Look at this on eBay  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110971127997

Just ordered one cheers Blade.
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby Blade » 13 Sep 2016, 22:31

Glad to help Andy (y)
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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby duke63 » 14 Sep 2016, 08:00

Back in my teen days of pushbikes, we used to oil cables with a plastic bag filled with oil, plasticine to seal round the cable and leave overnight. By morning you would have a pool of oil on the floor and all the brake surfaces covered in oil....but one very well lubed cable. :D :D

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Re: Clutch cable replacement

Postby D41 » 06 Oct 2016, 14:40

I remember that!! What a Godawful mess!!!

My bicycle cables are all hydraulic these days. I did try the electric shifters but they are a resolute POS. Hated them.
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