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Post by Lissee on Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:18 pm

Ok guys, biting the bullet and gonna do my firsy ever diy (apart from spark plugs) on the bike. The clutch cable is half frayed thru so. First half to buy a cable obivously. But any tips or things espically that i should know. I have managed to remove the cable from the clutch. Any special unusual sized tools i might need or things to be careful about
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Post by Jon_pearson17 on Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:38 pm

Clutch cable it pritty simple, I can chance mine without using any tools. you may need to take your fairing off tho.
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Re: clutch cable, my first ever diy

Post by Lissee on Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:43 pm

yeah, that will be a first too lol
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Post by Jon_pearson17 on Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:45 pm

you need to give you clutch a little bit of slack too when you fit your new one so the wind doesnt push it back even tho you wont go fast enough for it too and so it wont slip the clutch cause its pullin the cable.
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Post by Lissee on Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:59 pm

Think thats gonna be my biggest dilema as i wont have a clue how tight to set it.
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Post by Benneyboy on Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:42 pm

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Lissee wrote:Think thats gonna be my biggest dilema as i wont have a clue how tight to set it.

whats on ?

been raging my rr sp too much lisse !!!

the best way to not overtighten your cable is to wind the bareel on the lever itself 1/4 way out that way you can still nip it tight on bottom and if its slipping on the throttle with the lever fully out just wind it in a notch each time till it stops .

hope this helps should be back on msn in a day or two till then AVE IT LARGE LOL

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Post by Greg J on Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:24 pm

*You want a little freeplay in the clutch lever, to stop it slipping at high speed (mine does this now :@ )

*Make sure you get the right length cable, its that length for a reason. lol

*Get a haynes manual, worth its weight in gold!!
Will go over 99% of the things you will ever encounter with the bike. Which means, no more garage £££!
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Post by Lissee on Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:06 am

Hey ben , now might be a good time to send on the manual
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Post by Benneyboy on Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:19 am

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Post by Lissee on Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:37 pm

Right first hurdle . Got both ends detached . Whats the crack with the adjuster bit near the end is it fixed there or does it clip off . Is it all supposed to come out or are you ment to just thread the cable out which you cant because of the end bits .
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Post by Lissee on Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:59 pm

Oh and problem number too . I may have some sort of leak . I think some petrol has been dripping on to the exhaust . I did take a photo but cant download it as I cant find my dongle will have to give more details later .
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Post by Greg J on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:58 pm

Clips off the handle.

should be like the brakes on a pushbike, that kind of 'holder'

It will be a ball on the end of the cable, which pulls against the wire, so just undo it at the engine, then at the lever, you might need to line up the gaps for it to come out (on the adjuster- makes it slack or tenst)

And petrol dripping can only be from the tank or pipes, so just make sure its petrol and not gearbox oil :O lol
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:07 pm

Oh and problem number too . I may have some sort of leak .

Why are you telling us about your personal habits!!! lol!
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Re: clutch cable, my first ever diy

Post by Greg J on Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:13 pm

Not really a habit, more of a malfunction, of the second-worst kind Wink
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Post by DanHam on Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:14 am

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Post by Benneyboy on Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:39 am

Greg J wrote:Clips off the handle.

should be like the brakes on a pushbike, that kind of 'holder'

It will be a ball on the end of the cable, which pulls against the wire, so just undo it at the engine, then at the lever, you might need to line up the gaps for it to come out (on the adjuster- makes it slack or tenst)

And petrol dripping can only be from the tank or pipes, so just make sure its petrol and not gearbox oil :O lol

shoudnt be engine leak shes only just had the lot rebuilt lol and lissee if my graphics card turns up in a bit ill upload a vid going through set by step of how to do it. seems it you!

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Post by Benneyboy on Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:40 am

oh and pm your bloody addy lol

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