I carry one of the emergancy cables in my bag even though I maintain mine. I got it from Cycle OpsWhat is the difference between the "emergency" clutch cables and the replacement cables. I haven't yet, but I have been told to buy and keep an emergency cable with me on the bike. My son had a clutch cable go at around 14K?? Is that average w/o cleaning the sharp edges? I am copying this responses to a Victory email file I keep of your recomendations. I hope it is legal. If not, forget I told you.
I've got an 08 kingpin eightball with less than 10K in miles and I am presently replacing the clutch cable for the second time. Once it broke at the lever and this time down at the clutch. Victory dealer has done all my servicing and the manual only calls for lube at 10K.Cleaning up the sharp edges on the barrel the lever end goes into, and the sharp edges on the slot in the lever itself will greatly increase the longevity. Once that is done lubing the cable every oil change with a good lube, and injection system like "Cable Life" brand will keep you going for a very long time.
Now all that said. The most common mistake I see is people trying to install the cable without removing the lever. Sure it can be done, but the cable gets kinkes, and breaks every time
I've got an 08 kingpin eightball with less than 10K in miles and I am presently replacing the clutch cable for the second time. Once it broke at the lever and this time down at the clutch. Victory dealer has done all my servicing and the manual only calls for lube at 10K.
Tried the factory phone number to get help but as well have been talking to someone in Delhi.
Not a big fan. They work well for some, but I have also seen them make clutch adjustments VERY touchy, and the angle of the cable at the bottom can cause the cable to tear where it leaves the sleaveHey Kevin...what do you think odf the after market clutch assists? ( E-Z Assist Clutch )
I used "CableLife" to lube my cables, but the package I purchased had the fitting with two screws, and felt to was too big (long)to fit
onto my clutch cable at top. Did I just not try hard enough? I asked the mechanic and he uses a fitting with just one screw. Is that the old style, or did I just buy the wrong can / fitting for a Victory. I purchased it at a local MC supply store. 21.00. (6oz can. & fitting)
I do the entire thing at the lever. One good five second blast will make it from end to end. When I am done it looks like you have an oil leak at the bottom end of cable*LOL*Do you take the cable adjusters under the seat completely out of the threads to get that fitting on?? Or do you bury the threads together, in order to lube? I don't remember what I did, but I used quite a bit of spray to finally get enough to run at the bottom of the cable. I'll do it right next time. Thanks Kevin