Clutch cable


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littlebeaver
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Clutch cable

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:42 pm



Happy Thanksgiving to all, my clutch cable broke today, I was 10 miles from home, It broke at the lever and it was in gear at the time, I removed the cable from the case and manually pulled the cable up to get the bike out of gear and into neutral, then I rolled the bike down a driveway and popped it into first and rode the bike home carefully on secondary roads without a clutch :shock: ..lots of fun, I made it and I'm thankful. :D Anyone got a extra clutch cable for sale I'll probably get one off ebay or two..I left my cell phone at home too...man..Anyone else ever have to do this?



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Re: Clutch cable

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:19 am

I know CJ and Red from the Steve Saunders site once broke a clutch cable way out in the middle of nowhere. They rigged up a system where Red could pull the end of the unbroken cable from the back seat, and CJ would yell back, "IN...OUT!" to tell her when to clutch. It got them home.

Clutch cables are cheap, and they get a lot of work. I've seriously thought about getting a spare one and throwing it in my bag along with my tools. It's one of those things that you could end up in real trouble without.

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Re: Clutch cable

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:27 am

Yes sir, they are pretty inexpensive, they also pull a great deal of force, i didn't know it was that hard to manually pull the clutch up to activate it, if a women pulled for this guy to shift she is a heck of a lady..there is a lot of force to them..I just bought two cables off of ebay, one is used and one is new..My children thought I was crazy for doing what I did, I'm just glad I was kinda out on the outer part of town where it's more country and not in the inner city..


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