frozen clutch cable

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by hog up, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. hog up

    hog up Member

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    loaded my 02 heritage in trailer this morning(20 degrees here in pa.) heading to Daytona bike week. as I squeezed the clutch lever it was rock solid. hoping the cable is frozen and will thaw in warmer weather. alternate would be the clutch discs stuck together. wondering if anyone has had this happen as I haven't. thanks, hog up
     
  2. hillbilly81

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    Has it been out in the weather or in the garage?
     
  3. 01 rk

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    Try a hair dryer on the cable if there is ice it should thaw it.
    If it is the clutch there may be a more serious problem, water in the primary?
    Did you try starting it?
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    [​IMG] Slide the rubber boot up @9 and spray it up good, I bet it is rusty bad in there
     
  5. hog up

    hog up Member

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    hair dryer worked fine. was really worried it was the clutch. is always kept in garage but not heated. thanks for suggestions. don't know why I didn't think of the hair dryer. must be a retirement thing!
     
  6. hillbilly81

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    I bet you are happy ...that was a easy fix
     
  7. 01 rk

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    Glad it worked out for you. As Jack suggested you should still lube the cable good before you go.
    I also know of those senior moments.
     
  8. fireguyq

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    Are Teflon lined cables available?
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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