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Clutch cable

Postby Mr. Wog » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:05 am



So I snapped the cluck cable on my GL1OOO ltd.....I have done many in the past on other bikes and this one was interesting to say the least.Not so easy to get to.
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Re: Clutch cable

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:29 pm

Really? Is it that much different than the 1100? I found the 1100 clutch cable fairly easy to replace.

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Re: Clutch cable

Postby Mr. Wog » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:08 pm

It is at the very back of the motor inside a closed case with a cover. not much room to get to this cover because of the frame rail and short room to move. It was just a real pain to get to it and get it off and out.
I think the 1100 is out on the rear side of the motor and connects to an arm yes?
It was the craziest one I have done, doable for sure but a pain just the same.
Another learning session for sure.
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Re: Clutch cable

Postby Mr. Wog » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:17 pm

cable cover



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Re: Clutch cable

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:24 pm

Yup, the 1100 connects to a lever on the outside of the clutch, very easy and quick to replace!

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Re: Clutch cable

Postby Mr. Wog » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:28 pm

thank goodness it wasn't a road side repair, to old for that stuff, hot pipes and all... 8>)

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Re: Clutch cable

Postby emt41501 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:35 pm

Can you provide any more information on how you got into the cover? I can not see in there and am struggling a great deal trying to get the cable connected.

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Re: Clutch cable

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:45 pm

I did one for a friend a few weeks ago. Found it easiest to do from the left side with the bike on the center stand,gives a bit more room .The cable end is a bear to fit into the holder but if you hold your tounge just right it does slip in easier about half way up .A mirror and a flashlight helped me to see it better.It helps to be a contorsionist but is not manditory.
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Re: Clutch cable

Postby Mr. Wog » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:56 pm

There really isn't any certain way, I did it also from the left side and used a mirror that extends on it's handle. I'll tell you if you have fat hands and wrists.......good luck. It was a real pain in the arse to do. You just have to be slow and steady

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Re: Clutch cable

Postby emt41501 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:00 am

Thank you all!!!

I went in from the left side, used the flashlight at first, but then turned it off. I laied on my right side with my feet towards the front of the bike, held the 10mm offset wrench in my left hand and brought it in from the side while reaching straight up from underneath with my right hand. I used my right hand to hold the wrench head and bolt head together. With this "Left handed" approach I was able to remove the cover, attach the clutch cable and replace the cover in about 10 min. (when the bolts are out you may need to use a screw driver in the notch at the verry bottom of the cover to "pry" th cover loose).




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