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Author Topic: Clutch Cable Has Spoken !  (Read 73 times)

singhg5

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Clutch Cable Has Spoken !
« on: Today at 01:23:53 AM »
After changing the oil today, I was happily thumping around this evening. By the time I was returning back, at a red stop light suddenly my G5 clutch cable just snapped in two ! The bike lurched and stalled. Fortunately, it did not fall and there was nobody behind me though there was traffic in the adjoining lane. It was already dark. I pushed bike to one side. A flash light confirmed that the cable had broken from the drum. I pushed and walked the bike back to my place, about one mile.

Then I just realised that a couple of days back the clutch cable had suddenly become loose. Its play was almost double the normal. I was a bit surprised that suddenly how come this much play. What happened ? Anyway, I tightened it to its normal place and kept riding.

Now that clutch cable has broken, I think what happened a couple of days earlier was that the cable had stretched near its drum and thinned out until it just went kaput.

Looked in the RE kit when I had bought the bike 5 years ago, and to my surprise there is a spare clutch cable !! Yeh, thanks to RE. Which other motorcycle company gives all these goodies ?

Any advice or suggestions before I put the new one in ?  or pointers ?

BTW, this was the original clutch cable that came with bake and lasted 34000 miles.
« Last Edit: Today at 01:35:06 AM by singhg5 »
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Re: Clutch Cable Has Spoken !
« Reply #1 on: Today at 01:26:19 AM »
go get a spare for the next 5 year surprise!
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Re: Clutch Cable Has Spoken !
« Reply #2 on: Today at 01:49:12 AM »
Super clutch cable that one. 34000 miles =O

Just shower the new one in cable lube, and hope for another trouble free 30k + miles!  :D
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Re: Clutch Cable Has Spoken !
« Reply #3 on: Today at 02:52:34 AM »
All the TLC you give your bike sure prolonged the life of that cable.  I've never had a clutch cable last that long on any bike I've owned.

Lube the cable, grease the barrel and purchase another spare - I keep my spare in my saddle bag.  I once had one break whilst riding my old BMW in the Mojave Desert - That sucked...a full day worth of hot, expensive suck, and taught me a valuable lesson about keeping a spare somewhere on the bike. 
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Re: Clutch Cable Has Spoken !
« Reply #4 on: Today at 03:08:40 AM »
 ;)
Looks like all that "Makhi Di Roti and Sarsoon ka Saag" paid off and helped in pushing that bike for a mile.
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Re: Clutch Cable Has Spoken !
« Reply #5 on: Today at 03:11:45 AM »
;)
Looks like all that "Makhi Di Roti and Sarsoon ka Saag" paid off and helped in pushing that bike for a mile.

Yes for sure and followed by a pint of Ben & Jerry's ;D!

If I have to order a spare clutch cable which brand / size of Non-RE clutch cable fits RE. Is there a better cable than OEM ? 
« Last Edit: Today at 03:14:22 AM by singhg5 »
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Re: Clutch Cable Has Spoken !
« Reply #6 on: Today at 03:16:32 AM »
Is there a better cable than OEM ?

I'd say the OEM one was pretty dang good - 34,000K right?

I've had a few custom cables made at dealers that were very nice...a little pricy - teflon lined, etc.  I believe they can still use your terminal connections.  Ask around your local custom bike shops.
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Re: Clutch Cable Has Spoken !
« Reply #7 on: Today at 08:21:02 AM »
Hitchcocks sell Teflon lined premium cables in stock sizings.
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