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My cable broke on the way to work tonight, luckily I didn’t get plowed over running all the stop signs getting back home lol.

I think I'm going to order two save ur ride cables in the morning the wait is going to kill me though.
 

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It just seems that a period of time and this would be a automatic thing to replace before it leaves you stranded. No fraying before it let go? Where did it break? What run number is it? Was this a certain vender that made it for Victory or was this a in-house made part? Was it lubed to factory service manual ? I have never heard of this many clutch cables breaking. Of course miles and age are factors, butt still part of the blame has to be on the owner if it is not adjusted and lubed properly.:cool:
 

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If the odometer was correct when I bought it it only had 2500 miles, I’ve put just over 2500 miles on it. I was a little skeptical about it having so few miles on it but it looks and runs like it’s brand new so I guess it’s possible.

I haven’t lubed the cables myself so your probably right about it not being properly maintained but from now on it’s on the check list.thumb up

This is the fifth motorcycle I’ve owned and the first clutch cable I’ve ever had break on me. I’ve had a lot worse things happen though so if this is the only issue I have from my Vic then I can live with it. It still sucks to be down a few days though.
 

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I can't help but to think that maybe the lever is the problem? Has anybody looked to see if the cable is binding on the lever? I have chrome covers otherwise I would go look.
 

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I can't help but to think that maybe the lever is the problem? Has anybody looked to see if the cable is binding on the lever? I have chrome covers otherwise I would go look.
Yea I'm pretty sure it's the lever, I just got home from work and looked it over, the slot where the cable goes is very sharp, probably that and it not being lubed properly.
I've searched through and read a lot of the older threads about this and what to do to fix and prevent it from happening again.

Sorry if it sounded like I was asking for help with a problem and then providing very little info about the problem. I know you guys love when people do that lol.
I was just sharing my exciting evening with everyone:D It looks like it's just one of those things I really have to stay on top of so I'll take most of the blame but that still doesn't mean it's not a flaw.
 

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It does seem unusual that there is quite a few others with the same problem, that makes me think that it is a quality problem from a vender. Maybe some of the guys that had the problem would file a complaint . They would see if it is a issue to maybe have a recall on the product. If so then Victory would fix it for free. http://www.nhtsa.gov/Vehicle+Safety/Recalls+&+Defects this is where it needs to start, if every one would get on board and find out if this is a defect part....https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ If you do a search there is recalls out on Victory motorcycles. Kingpin , Vegas so on.....
 

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Solution, maybe?

If it is indeed due to sharp edges on the lever, then all you need to do is to very slightly radius the sharp edges with a file, go easy, just a very small radius and use some emery to make it really smooth.

Marlin levers have the same problem (sharp edges) and after as little as ten rounds it can start to dig into the carrier plate and if let go it will create a gouge and the lever will eventually hang up on gouge.

All that is needed is a 1/32 radius with a file and the smooth it out with some fine emery cloth, problem goes away and no need to ever replace carrier.
 

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On the newer cables they put these little teflon/plastic pieces around the lead ends to slide and turn against the metal. I'd like to buy a bunch of those to put on existing ends even if I had to sand them down a bit to fit.
 

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Thanks for the advice; I ordered two Save-ur-ride cables this morning I’m going to knock the sharp edge off hook up one of the cables and leave it on and inspect it regularly, if it breaks I’ll replace it with a Barrett and keep the other in the bag. I like the teflon as a buffer idea; I will look in to that as well thanks.
 

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I hope your not planing to use 1 of the save your ride cables as a permanet replacement. They are not that good of a cable. They are only intended to get you by untill a replacement cable can be bought.
 

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I have had a couple cables break.The original broke at the lever at about 12,000 miles. I filed and smoothed the lever and installed a Barnett.The Barnett lasted about 4,000 miles, and broke at the transmission end. BTW, I bought the Sav-ur-ride when the first one broke and used it till the Barnett came. Then used it again after the second one broke. I bought another Barnett and it has over 20,000 miles on it. This last Barnett is easier to pull than the first Barnett or the original, not sure why.
As far as the sav-ur-ride not being a permanent fix, there are people who claim they work just fine for that. And I would agree. It seems to be a well made cable. You just have to install a removable barrel on the bottom end. I still have mine in my saddle bag.
 

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My cable broke at around 4500 miles and to me thats bullshit!!!I ride with a bunch of guys and none of them ever have a cable let go on them.They all ride from HD to hondas to kawasaki with no issues!! That cable is a pain in the ass to install you will have to remove the gas tank and the vic cable cost me $118 . It just seems like something i shouldnt have to worry about specially when your buddys have cheaper bikes with no cable issues!! And yes i do lube the **** out of it with molly grease now and lets see how long this new cable is going to last.I believe it is a problem and vic should be looking at this issue . In my opinion when i spend $20,000 on a bike i should not have to be worrying the cable can just break that easy! to me thts bullcrap!!!
 

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I hope your not planing to use 1 of the save your ride cables as a permanet replacement. They are not that good of a cable. They are only intended to get you by untill a replacement cable can be bought.
Yea I am planning to leave one on thats why I bought two:) you can get two of them for what you pay for one with the housing.

When I was searching through the old threads about the cables breaking I saw where NOEMTZ said he has over 8000 miles on a save ur ride cable. If the cable breaks I'll have the second one in my bag 90 something bucks with shipping for two cables, hard to beat that.

Has anyone had any cable failures with aftermarket levers?
 

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Alright back on the road, cables shipped on Monday and they came in on Wednesday. It was very easy to install it could be done on the side of the road no problem as long as you have your 8 and 10mm.thumb up
It may just be in my mind wishful thinking and all but it feels like it pulls back way easier than the cable that broke.
 

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My cable broke at around 4500 miles and to me thats bullshit!!!I ride with a bunch of guys and none of them ever have a cable let go on them.They all ride from HD to hondas to kawasaki with no issues!! That cable is a pain in the ass to install you will have to remove the gas tank and the vic cable cost me $118 . It just seems like something i shouldnt have to worry about specially when your buddys have cheaper bikes with no cable issues!! And yes i do lube the **** out of it with molly grease now and lets see how long this new cable is going to last.I believe it is a problem and vic should be looking at this issue . In my opinion when i spend $20,000 on a bike i should not have to be worrying the cable can just break that easy! to me thts bullcrap!!!
+1 Victory needs to address this issue as they're too many cables breaking on these bikes with the potential of leaving owners stranded.
 
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