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Mine snapped Monday in rural NW GA. Fortunately I had a Save your ride cable. I'm on the phone with the dealer now to see if they'll be able to warantee it, but it doesn't look good.
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Dealer wants the bike for 2 weeks to change the cable.
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That's the first I've heard of with an Xbike cable failure. Two weeks? They're that busy?

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22,500 miles. I'll do it myself rather than go without for 2 weeks.
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I shipped mine to the dealer via free insurance towing Wednesday for that. They replaced it yesterday in the morning and called me. I'm picking it up today when I get out of work. FYI, definitely doing it myself next time.

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You have to lube inside the clutch cable lever a lot.

Dirt dust water will make for it to bind.

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https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ you guys need to file a safety complaint, if this is a major problem Polaris will have to order a recall and replace for free. There is no reason for the cable to break on a new bike. It should last at least 50,000 miles.

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Mine broke a week ago Friday. Less than 7k of easy miles. The local dealer picked it up but didn't have a cable in stock. Talked with them last Monday and they said they could have one by Thursday (Wed was the 4th). When I hadn't heard anything by Friday I called and they said it hadn't showed. I told them to put a sav-ur-ride in it and I'd replace the cable when it came in. He already had it apart so he had to button it back up. Picked it up late Friday afternoon and rode a little that night.

Noticed a little leak onto the primary... couldn't really tell what it was. Wiped it off and rode a little more then took it home. No further leak that I could see. Next morning the old lady and I were getting ready to take a 200 mile-er to try out our new Klewmetal quick disconnect rack and backrest (awesome BTW), and had the bag all packed, went to warm it up and once started, gas began pouring across the rear jug and onto the primary (same place it was leaking the night before). I mean POURING!!!

Took off the covers and seat and noticed the vent tubes weren't even hooked back up. I had filled it up on the way home. Cool... easy fix. Hooked them up and restarted and it was still pouring.

Removed the rear tank bolt and lifted just enough to see in there with a flashlight and turns out they had split the fuel line at the elbow where it goes into the tank. This is what I get for $234? Called them to see if they had a replacement fuel line... of course not.

Went to NAPA and bought $2.00 worth of line and had it back together 15 minutes after I got home. Put a couple hundred miles on it since with no leaks at all.

Yesterday there was a message from the dealer, my clutch cable is here. Nearly 2 weeks later. I had already missed two runs I was looking forward to. At least I got to make the one last weekend (and tomorrow). Sav-ur-ride is going back into it's bag and kept onboard once I swap it out with the new cable (I WILL be doing the work myself!)

I had read all the problems with guys breaking clutch cables but never thought it would happen to me. I kept telling myself to inspect and lube it but riding always sounded better than working on it.

Please, if you haven't checked yours, do so ASAP. You do not want to break down in the middle of nowhere, especially now that I've found that the closest dealer to me that stocks cables is 150 miles away.

You can bet I will be religious about it from now on.

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