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Offline Terry Ryan

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Re: Clutch Cable Life
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2016, 12:22:32 AM »
I use Lanox, a lanolin based spray very sparingly once a year, current bike 2015 XRx is 15 months & 30,000 km old, previous bike, 2004 955i Tiger, was 11 years & 165,000km old & the original cutch cable was still good

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Re: Clutch Cable Life
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2016, 02:07:08 AM »
42,000 miles for me but I do carry a spare, don't want to get stranded on my travels  :001:
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Re: Clutch Cable Life
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2016, 01:32:43 PM »
44,xxx mile and haven't looked at it.  Might bite me in the butt someday.

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Re: Clutch Cable Life
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2016, 09:29:43 PM »
They will last until it breaks.
Then you will need a new one.
It is anyones guess when or if they will break.

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Re: Clutch Cable Life
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2016, 09:20:57 AM »
*Originally Posted by DaMonk45 [+]
They will last until it breaks.
Then you will need a new one.
It is anyones guess when or if they will break.

Best answer.
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Offline grizzlybear

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Re: Clutch Cable Life
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2016, 11:07:47 AM »
Why not buy a cable repair kit which are 10 from Oxford Products or 5 from M & P .
If ya don't use them they available for next bike  :152:
They do work as I used one in 1982 on a Z650
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Re: Clutch Cable Life
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2016, 05:45:54 PM »
My first 800 went to 40K miles with the original cable. I swapped the spare I'd bought to my newer 800.
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Re: Clutch Cable Life
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2016, 08:33:43 PM »
original cable on a 2011 with 46,000km. mix of city, highway and off road riding

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Re: Clutch Cable Life
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2016, 11:06:47 AM »
Replaced mine around 85,000kms.

The bare section at the bottom end of the cable had a single thread which was split.  That was my reason for purchasing a newer one.

It was only after I had taken out the old one I saw the sheath was split at one point which wasn't visible without withdrawing the entire cable.  I expect a small amount of water would have gotten inside through here.  Certainly the new cable was notably 'slicker' - like new I guess!

I also took the opportunity to cable-tie the new clutch cable loosely to the frame on the right-hand side so as to avoid it rubbing on the inside of the right-hand fork leg.  Else it wears a spot on the fork, not major, just annoyed me.

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Re: Clutch Cable Life
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2016, 03:58:08 PM »
BTW; see other thread running, " clutch less shifting or not?"
Stop using the clutch, then the cable won't wear out .


 
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