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ok guys my clutch cable broke and i was wondering if anyone knows of anyother cables to work? no one in town has any idea to what cable will work i dont care if its oem or what the hell ever so i need some part numbers if anyone has them thank you
 

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that was my first thought also bandit but i have a 3 hundred mile ride i have to take on sunday and i need the cable yesterday if you know what i mean
 

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that was my first thought also bandit but i have a 3 hundred mile ride i have to take on sunday and i need the cable yesterday if you know what i mean
ahh,i see.ok .where is it broke.post a picture.there are some clever guys here[not me] who would like to see where
 

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right at the lever
 

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right at the lever
what is stopping you,getting the iron out,put the nipple back on,cut the outer back a touch,re-route.the shortest way.it should sort sunday out
 

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well the nipple snapped right in half i cant fix it
 

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well the nipple snapped right in half i cant fix it
there is a fix for that.David in win.knows it...

memory.....get a bolt same diameter as nipple.first drill a hole in it so the cable[inner] wil pass through.cut bolt to nipple length ...vuala...one new nipple.sweat it on,belling the inner cable first.ride 300 miles
 

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just looked at the cable its no longer long enough to do that i am screwed
 

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just looked at the cable its no longer long enough to do that i am screwed
lucky,dont give up so easy.re route.problems dont just exist,they are there to be overcome
 

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They're all much of a muchness and I expect there will be many other clutch cables

you could press into use if you took it into a shop and compared it with what they have.

I'd start with Honda and expand it to any jap bike with high bars.



If it was a red hot panic, I'd consider cobbling together a bar strapped at 90

degrees to the clutch housing lever and have a temporary foot clutch or

strip back the old cable outer and knock up a rough and ready hand release

with old rope and bits of wire.
 

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As Reg and Bandit said, you should be able to bodge up your old cable to work. Too short? Take one nut off at the lower lever and crank the adjuster all the way down. That should give you a extra inch or so. Still too short? Get a old throttle inner cable and use it. Or go to a hardware store and pick up a piece of wire rope the right diameter. You can also cut back the original cable outer sleeve to gain some length, but this can get tricky.



Then move the fitting to the new cable and you are ready to go. Use your old cable to get a good measurement of what the new inner cable needs to be. Then add a half inch for going thru the fittings. Cut the cable with a Dremel, a nippers will shred the end and make it difficult to push thru the hole in the fitting. I like to solder the ends to keep them from fraying until you get them thru. A bolt works well, drill the hole before you cut to length. It will be much easier to hold for drilling. You can also use a Vise Grips on the cable with the fitting in a regular vise. You should be able to pull the cable out of the fitting. Maybe add a little heat too. Or cross drill at a 90 degree angle to the old cable. You probably can't drill out the cable, it is too hard to drill. It would slip to the side.
 

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well i just got another cable used but in a hell of a lot better shape my cable was frozen in the sleeve so that is why it broke on this new cable plenty of movement so that in it self is good news
 

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oh it is well lubed
 

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opps double post
 

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Lucky,

In a bind take the same outer sleeve and replace the cable and solder on ends.



But I don't think these cables are hard to find. Hell I think I have 3. And all cx/gl cables should work the same. A bit more cable isn't a problem.
 

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problem was i couldnt get the cable out of the sleeve it was frozen in it i tried every thing to pull it apart to fix it and nothing only thing that happaned was i was stretching the sleeve so that wasnt working so....atleast i got a cable took for ever to get it adjusted right still not quite how i like it but i will dink with it tomorrow when i am not so pissed off about other things..........but thanks for all the ideas on the fixs
 

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Hang it vertical then every hour or so spray some Berryman B-12 into it lightly moving the cable each time.



As soon as it's free clean the heck out of it and relube.
 
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