i broke my clutch cable

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by Adamal47, May 6, 2010.

  1. Adamal47

    Adamal47 Active Member

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    Yesterday I was riding home from work when my cable snapped. I noticed prior to this that the lever seemed harder to pull. Is this from the clutch being out of adjustment? How does this happen? Any rrcomendations of where to Get a new braided cable at a decent price?
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  2. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Likely from the cable fraying and binding toward the end of its life. You'll know when you put the new one on...smooth or hard to pull?

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  3. Safehaven

    Safehaven Active Member

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    Happy you managed to pull to the side safely..
     
  4. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    Probably not adjustment causing the harder pull but like Rib Eye says, could be the cable fraying before breaking. Don't skimp on the cable, you will wind up breaking a second one. You can go to the dealer or get one of Barnetts.
     
  5. Adamal47

    Adamal47 Active Member

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    Well thankfully it happened a few blocks from my house. So I just took it easy as made a few very very lazy stops as stop signs.
     
  6. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    If there's ever a good time for a cable to break - clost to home is the best...;)

    I'd bet on RibEye's insight (cable fray = snap) and IRT new one (braided) - do some IE searching w/the recommended after-market sites (M&M Cycles, J&P, Dennis Kirk, Drag Specialties, etc.). I'm sure you'll find one to you're liking...