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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down broke my clutch cable today!!!!

I am very upset at wat happened today with my clutch cable.I was near my house thank god the cable broke at the lever end.bike stalled i was very happy i didnt fall down (a bit scary for a new rider like myself).I cant believe that happened i only have 4500 miles on my kingpin.Is this a common problem?Has anyone got hurt when the cable broke?Ineed some info on this ,i am a bit puzzeled with what happened.I am always bragging about my vic and then this happens.Can i fix it myself and were and what cable should i get next? Is there a stronger cable i can buy rather than factory? I am a bit dissapointed with wat happened i spent alot of money on this bike and was not expecting a cable to break that soon.
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just got one put on mine yesterday one last year also
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I keep the Sav-Ur-Ride cable kits in stock. I carry one behind my side cover on my 07 JP just in case. Will get you out of a bind and back on the road in a matter of minutes.
http://www.noemtz.com/clutchcablerepairkits.htm

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Noemtz,
Do you know if the cable for the 2010 XC would be for the 2011 also?

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I am very upset at wat happened today with my clutch cable.I was near my house thank god the cable broke at the lever end.bike stalled i was very happy i didnt fall down (a bit scary for a new rider like myself).I cant believe that happened i only have 4500 miles on my kingpin.Is this a common problem?Has anyone got hurt when the cable broke?Ineed some info on this ,i am a bit puzzeled with what happened.I am always bragging about my vic and then this happens.Can i fix it myself and were and what cable should i get next? Is there a stronger cable i can buy rather than factory? I am a bit dissapointed with wat happened i spent alot of money on this bike and was not expecting a cable to break that soon.
It's always good to put your location in your avatar/profile area and year/model of bike in your signature.

Saves a bunch of questions later....

All I know is you have a KP with a broken cable. Did you lube it regularly at the ends? Does the bike have an ez-clutch?

It's a common problem with the older Vic's. The clutch lever starts digging into the cable end and soon it stops turning so when the clutch is pulled the wire cable gets bent back and forth over and over until it breaks.

Some folks go 10's of thousands of miles on one clutch cable and others only go 4 or 5k miles before it breaks.

It's most likely operator error; meaning lack of maintenance and not the fault of the cable per se. On the later models a plastic/teflon piece is on both cable ends to help them last longer but they still need lubing regularly.

It's not like a car. Close and meticulous maintenance is a must on all bikes mate.
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Noemtz,
Do you know if the cable for the 2010 XC would be for the 2011 also?
I do believe the controls did not change from 2010 to 2011 on the XC.

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Shooter I've read a few posts about bad shift cables. Just wondering if it felt stiff or different for a while before this happened?
I've read the manual about lubing the ends and see some posts about guys pulling them off and trying to lube the whole inside of the cable. I see Nometz mentions keeping a spare hidden on his cycle. I was surprised that there is no real tool box on these cycles. Good luck get er replaced and get back on the road.

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I just called a victory dealer in my area and the price is $106.Wow thats an expensive cable!!!! Hopefully this one is going to last a bit longer.Going to buy grease also and lube it up good.I hope its easy to install.Any help with that would be great! Thanks!
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You might try a russell cable as I have used these on my HD with great results. Quality cables and they maybe make them for Vics too.

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