Replacing the front brake cable


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redheis
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Replacing the front brake cable

Postby redheis » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:18 pm



How is the best way to replace the front brake cable and where is a good place to buy one?



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Re: Replacing the front brake cable

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:54 pm

Well, the brakes are hydraulic, so there are no cables. They use brake lines (hoses) and hydraulic fluid is pumped through them. Replacing them (there's three - one from the brake lever to the splitter, one from the splitter to each caliper) is pretty easy - unbolt each line, pull them off, put new ones on (with fresh washers), tighten the bolts, bleed the brakes.

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Re: Replacing the front brake cable

Postby redheis » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:50 pm

Thanks for the reply................Now let me start at the beginning....I won this bike in a raffle and I don't know much about it. It was rafffled as needing some work but runs!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I have a Harley Sporster but have the service work done on it by a shop; I just don't have the time to spend on working on servicing, I rather spend that time on riding.
Back to the starter; I did pull the starter out.............but immediately ran into something you never mention in your article about how to remove, repair and replace your starter; a very interesting, detailed article by the way. When I pulled the starter out about a pint of milky grey fluid ran out of the gear end of the motor............how much of a problem is that? Where would you think it came from.
I pulled the starter because all the bike wanted to do is click when I tried starting it. The battery is new so I figured it was a starter problem.
I got the starter apart, the brushes are more then half gone so I know they will need to be replace.
Thanks, Red

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Re: Replacing the front brake cable

Postby MJSantos » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:58 pm

Milky gray, sounds like the lube that was put in for the reduction gears. Probably was done by the PO and they used the wrong stuff, it melted. Follow Wing's "How To" and give it a good cleaning. Starter might be fine.

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Re: Replacing the front brake cable

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:42 pm

Sounds like water in your oil that what it looks like if water leaks into the oil. That's all that shoudl come out of that hole..also nothing should come out unless there is more fluid in there than there should be so I'd say 99% you've got water leaking into your oil and over filling the engine block and the head gasket is the most likely source. Drain your oil and take a look. While running the bike take the radiator cap off and look for bubbles in the neck..sure sign of head gasket leak..are you blowing white smoke out your pipes??? Is any one of your spark plugs looking steam cleaned?? All ways to check for leaking head gasket.


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