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Clutch Cable Will Break 1 year 2 months ago #31242

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A few years back while researching old posts, I don't remember who the author was but came across one that promised that the clutch cable will break on the road.  Because of that post, I ordered a spare and kept it in the trunk.

Yesterday, I was three hundred miles or so from home when just that happened.  While I wasn't able to get to the fuel tank bolt to take the old one off as it was routed underneath, must less route the new one properly, I still hooked it up, adjusted, and got home.

Guys, don't assume that your advice over the years, be it small or complex, didn't go unnoticed and was helpful.
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Clutch Cable Will Break 1 year 2 months ago #31243

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I've also found out that tires go flat! 

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Clutch Cable Will Break 1 year 2 months ago #31244

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Ted,
I'm curious as to what part of the cable failed??  Could you elaborate please??

I happened to break a traction control cable on my self propelled Toro lawnmower when i snagged it on a hose bib a couple of days ago. When I went to order a new cable, I happened to pull out the inner cable to measure it just to ensure that I was getting the right one. The inner cable broke in two pieces in the middle of the cable due to rusting of the cable. I lube most of my cables with Rust-Check  Coat and Protect which is an aerosol that congeals to a petroleum like jelly (Vaseline) and I thought it would do the job. Obviously not so I will now go back to using oil for cable lube. $60 CDN for a new cable @!#$@!#$

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Clutch Cable Will Break 1 year 2 months ago #31245

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I got lucky 2X.  1 cable broke before a ride and another, after a ride.  Handle-end on one and at the clutch release end for the other.  Lottery tickets purchased immediately after each incident resulted in $0.00 !

Those events resulted in this.......which is no longer required and up for grabs as  I've converted to hydraulic.

 
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Clutch Cable Will Break 1 year 2 months ago #31246

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If it fits my 79 or 81, I'd like it!

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It broke right at the point where the cable itself connects to the ball/cylinder that sits in the lever.  It was likely the original.
1981 KZ1300, '98 Suzuki GSF1200S, '80 Honda CT110, '11 Honda CBR250, '75 Honda CL360, '00 Honda XR100R
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