The heavy duty clutch cable broke yesterday. It had been on since May 2006 and lasted a bit over 6,000 miles. The original cable starting fraying and I was able to change it before it broke but this one showed none of the typical sign and as you can see it broke off just below the top of the ball (sorry I don't know the technical name). I believe the problem to be the poor fit of the ball to the clutch operating arm. The heavy duty cable requires custom fitting to the arm and I need to do a better job with the next one.Leonard
While this may not be a factor in this case, it is good practice to frequently spray the cable endws with WD-40. They corrode from the inside out
Yeah, I think that cable looks a little dry. Liquid wrench will work pretty good as a cable lube also, it contains a little graphite for that extra lubrication.....Dew.
The cable end is located inside the tranny? Naaah, surely not, cuz Kevin suggested spraying with WD 40.
Not only have I never done this adjustment, I have never even stood next to a Royal Enfield.
Not only have I never done this adjustment, I have never even stood next to a Royal Enfield. I appologize if my response seemd antagonistic. I am guessing the main cause of stress then is that the ferrule rocks in realtion to the cable centerline slightly everytime the cable pulls that lever. There may be a way to reshape the ferrule to keep that from hapening. OHH, wait, I think reshaping the lever would be easier. IF thats the cause. At first glance, that is what it looks like. It looks like the thing is always soaked in oil. Is it?
Leonard-over on the yahoo group DWM re-engineered his. Seems that when the cable is pulled it puts the arm at the wrong angle causing undo stress on the end and braking the cable at the ball end. A good search might yield the fix or I'm sure that he'd be glad to share his "fix" if you e-mail him. He is also here but less active I think as he has sold his Bullet.- Mike