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2008 Vegas Low, just starting my 4th season on it, 6750 miles on it. On the way to work today it snapped as I was shifting into 4th gear. Everything turned out well... the bike is in the shop. A Google search indicates that this isn't at all uncommon; some foke report having one snap every 5K miles. Any new, good, technique that can be employed to extend the life of the cable?
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...Any new, good, technique that can be employed to extend the life of the cable?
Lube the ends.

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Go to Facebook and find Victory page and tell them.
All so go to Nation High Way Safety web page and tell them.
This has to stop. You could of been in middle of intersection and been hurt.
Buy one and keep on your bike to get you home.
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2008 Vegas Low, just starting my 4th season on it, 6750 miles on it. On the way to work today it snapped as I was shifting into 4th gear. Everything turned out well... the bike is in the shop. A Google search indicates that this isn't at all uncommon; some foke report having one snap every 5K miles. Any new, good, technique that can be employed to extend the life of the cable?


That's not many miles to lose a clutch cable. Have the ends been greased annually or at all?

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lube.jpg I always have good luck with this product on all my bikes. You can never use to much, and if you do just wipe the excess off.

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Can the clutch cable be changed on the road if need be? After all these horror stories I'm thinking I should order a new cable and keep it in my saddle bags for my long touring rides.

It would positively suck to have to have the bike towed to a shop and fixed just because I didn't have the sense to carry a spare.
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I keep a saveyourride like VJ posted on board and the toold needed to change it.
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I keep a saveyourride like VJ posted on board and the toold needed to change it.
That's a good idea! Definitely getting one before my next long distance ride.
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