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Well boys I was out for maybe 5 min when I felt a big snap and realized right away what had happened. I have a Barnett steel cable but it still snapped sucks big time! So now I've decided to go hydraulic, I have the unit ordered up and will post pics of the install when it happens!
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Victory being cheap doesn't want to have a good life long clutch perch and lever.
You have to lube it often to prevent breakage

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Hey G,
I was wondering if you would do me a favor. When you get your stock clutch lever off, would you mind looking at the area where the cable attaches to the lever and tell me/fellow forum members et all if there are any edges or other types or irregularities there from the casting process? I ask this because one of the first things I did was pull my clutch lever and took a gander. I found several sharp casting edges/bumps/deformations which I immediately filed smooth. Wondering about these clutch cables breaking and why?

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Hey G,
I was wondering if you would do me a favor. When you get your stock clutch lever off, would you mind looking at the area where the cable attaches to the lever and tell me/fellow forum members et all if there are any edges or other types or irregularities there from the casting process? I ask this because one of the first things I did was pull my clutch lever and took a gander. I found several sharp casting edges/bumps/deformations which I immediately filed smooth. Wondering about these clutch cables breaking and why?
Well according to that police vid on YouTube that I followed, regular cleaning and lubing of the cable ends is the key.
I used a moly cam lube on mine but would prefer moly grease when I can get hold of a small tube of it.

Was your cable ends cleaned and lubed every oil change?

My clutch is very heavy to pull in, a lot more than any other Vic clutch I've felt.
The cable is nice and free itself when I disconnect it to lube the ends so it must be inside the clutch itself.
Its a bit of a worry cos it must be hard on the cable.

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Hey G,
I was wondering if you would do me a favor. When you get your stock clutch lever off, would you mind looking at the area where the cable attaches to the lever and tell me/fellow forum members et all if there are any edges or other types or irregularities there from the casting process? I ask this because one of the first things I did was pull my clutch lever and took a gander. I found several sharp casting edges/bumps/deformations which I immediately filed smooth. Wondering about these clutch cables breaking and why?
Will do Konga
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Will do Konga
Im in the market for a clutch lever after breaking the end off mine when the bike fell over a few weeks ago, Araldited the broken tip back on but it looks a bit daggy.
Wanna sell me your old lever?
hate to think what Vic wants for a new one here in Aust.

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Well boys I was out for maybe 5 min when I felt a big snap and realized right away what had happened. I have a Barnett steel cable but it still snapped sucks big time! So now I've decided to go hydraulic, I have the unit ordered up and will post pics of the install when it happens!
Did it snap at hand lever or at the bottom?

If it snapped at the bottom, hydraulic clutch may not fix it, it still uses a push rod/cable at bottom. Probably stronger though.

That said... I'm moving to Hydraulic too next week.

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