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Old 10-06-2013, 04:04 PM
nightcruiser nightcruiser is offline
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Default Re: clutch cable PLEASE HELP!!

Light oil down the cable housing and having long sweeping bends instead of short quick bends is helpful, and a lot of people add a roller to the clutch cable to lessen the impact of that rather sharp bend between where the cable leaves the motor side cable say and the clutch arm. Without proper cable routing, oil and the roller these clutches can be pretty tough to pull....

However, since you snapped one cable already and say you can hear the new cable breaking when you pull I think perhaps you have an issue inside your clutch itself. Like someone has already said, can you manually push in the clutch lever (on the motor) with your hand? Did you pack grease under the bucking bar? Sounds like your clutch might be dry/rusty internally where the bearing pushes the unit open. You might want to try removing the motor side cable stay and put some grease down that hole, cause that hole leads right to the internal moving parts of the clutch.....
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