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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Default my clutch cable broke

yep.... it sucks. i ordered the repair kit.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 12:41 AM
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How many miles on your bike? Do you lube you clutch cable at all?
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What year and model? This was one of my concerns when I was looking at buying a Victory. I had read numerous reports of repeated low mileage failures. Talking with a Victory rep at the IMS I was assured the problem has been taken care of. I'm left wondering if I should be purchasing a ride saver clutch cable repair kit. Not sure what year the "fix" was implemented. Has this problem been solved on current model bikes?
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18k on mine. No problems. I keep a kit anyhow.
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Problem taken care of--not so sure.
Had a 07 Kingpin tour and the cable broke at about 6500 miles. I admit I wasn't religious about cable lubing. The cable was replaced under warranty and then I did get religion about lubing. No problems after that and I was really looking at them more closely for wear. I also deburred the clutch lever where the barrel and cable make contact. Others had mentioned that they did this and had some success. The other thing I did was pick up a save-ur-ride emergency clutch cable from one of the victory vendors that frequent this site. Cycle-ops or Witchdoctor I think. A little piece of mind goes a long way. The save-ur-ride is about 50 bucks I believe. Planning to pick another one up for the XCT. Again piece of mind.

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Problem taken care of--not so sure.
Had a 07 Kingpin tour and the cable broke at about 6500 miles. I admit I wasn't religious about cable lubing. The cable was replaced under warranty and then I did get religion about lubing. No problems after that and I was really looking at them more closely for wear. I also deburred the clutch lever where the barrel and cable make contact. Others had mentioned that they did this and had some success. The other thing I did was pick up a save-ur-ride emergency clutch cable from one of the victory vendors that frequent this site. Cycle-ops or Witchdoctor I think. A little piece of mind goes a long way. The save-ur-ride is about 50 bucks I believe. Planning to pick another one up for the XCT. Again piece of mind.
I have done the same. After smoothing the barrel edge and keeping it lubed 60,000 miles and it dosen't show any signs of wear. I do keep an eye on it to make sure it is lubed and not wearing. Also I keep save your ride cable in the bag.

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10k on the miles. and no on the grease. but im going to get the dremil on it and start using grease. it didnt break all the way off probably half of the wires are still in there. it just brought the lever back close to the grip. i was able to drive it back home.

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I broke my clutch cable today. Reading the posts I see a few mentions of "save your ride" cables. Wondering if someone can explain a bit how these work? Hopefully I can get a new cable tomorrow.

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Here is a video explaining what the "Save UR Ride: cable is.

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Installation instructions are here.
Great for piece of mind.
http://savurride.com/Instructions.html

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