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    Senior Member frenzy_rumble's Avatar
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    I seem to be having an issue with every cable on this bike.



    For some reason, my clutch cable is jamming up. The spring inside the clutch cover is no restrained, it's clipped on, but no tension on it. The clutch lever (outside of clutch cover) should be exactly horizontal or a little up? Can't seem to find this in the manual, or online





    Anyway, when I pull the clutch lever, it doesn't snap back (deja vu with the throttle issue/resolved)

    Even with the clutch cable perfectly straight and vertical (from clutch cover area) it doesn't go back to it's original spot. I've put a bunch of light oil in the cable too. It's gotten better, but not good enough.



    I am guessing the cable is just shot, 1 small kink, even if straightened out, might cause the problem. Another thing is the cable seems to long (if I temp. put it where I want it) can anyone recommend a cable about 10" shorter?
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    I put clubmans on my bike and i had to run the cable differently because it wasnt snapping back. I ran it behind my headlight and it works great now...
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    can you link me to this cable? I might as well just buy a new one. cut the problems...
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    I just kept my stock one!
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    I run stock cable also, with creative routing. Disconnect the lever end and the clutch end and move it by hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cxrider View Post
    I just kept my stock one!


    do you have any other pics of it? how you have it routed? just around the front forks, then down the radiator?
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    and can someone snap a shot of exactly where the lever/arm should be coming out of the clutch cover area? what angle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chev View Post
    I run stock cable also, with creative routing. Disconnect the lever end and the clutch end and move it by hand.


    what do you mean, "move it"? relocate the cable? move the clutch arm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frenzy_rumble View Post
    and can someone snap a shot of exactly where the lever/arm should be coming out of the clutch cover area? what angle?


    above,clutch not pulled in

    below,clutch pulled in



    HTH
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    thank much. The cable's gotta be shot. It only works a little. got a new one on it's way.
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