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All this engineering to make a nearly fool-proof bike, and they can't make a reliable fucking clutch cable.

This is how i shifted for 130 miles.
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All this engineering to make a nearly fool-proof bike, and they can't make a reliable fucking clutch cable.

This is how i shifted for 130 miles.
Pretty ingenious really.

Someone posted a vid of a tech demonstrating how to lube them. It was a good video and I went out and did it after I watched it. Mine seemed fine, but a little grease certainly can't hurt any.




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I lubed it regularly using a hose and a clamp just like in the video.

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I lubed it regularly using a hose and a clamp just like in the video.
Did you grease the end pivots? Have you de-burred the area where it broke?

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Hydraulic conversion. Or a savuride

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This is how i shifted for 130 miles.
That's almost as bad ass as a suicide clutch.

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I lubed it regularly using a hose and a clamp just like in the video.
What hose and clamp? From what I understand all that's needed is to grease the end pivot points at the handlebar and at the transmission. But after reading about so many broken clutch cables I bought a Sav-U-Ride inner clutch cable and keep it in my saddlebag with the appropriate wrench to tighten the end at the transmission. I thought the inner cable housing was teflon and it didn't really need any lube. Maybe I'm wrong on that???

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Did you grease the end pivots? Have you de-burred the area where it broke?
There werent any burrs, since it snapped cleanly right at the ball. I had greased the pivot though.

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rumblebox,

It's posts like yours that reminded me to go out to the garage just now and grease the ends of my clutch cable. I know that doesn't effect your broken cable. My hope is that your pain will remind others to grease their clutch cable ends as well.

I did it just like the AZ Victory Police video shows. Remove the end at the transmission and then it's easy to remove it at the handlebar. The grease on my ends was just starting to dry out so it looks like I need to grease them more often.

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After buying my 08 Kingpin, I kept reading posts about the clutch cable breaking so I took mine loose and checked it. Ends looked good, appeared to have been regularly greased. Cleaned up and lubed the ends and put back together. Three hundred miles later, in heavy Houston traffic, clutch cable broke. Got back home and bought a cable stop and ordered a Sav-ur-ride. Fifteen hundred miles later, still riding on the repaired cable with the Sav-ur-ride as a back-up.

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