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Chris87
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Evening all,

Post by Chris87 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:37 pm

Been on and off this group, actually just snapped a clutch cable on my MT500 on my way home, think I can repair the lever end but it's come out the box, is there a trick to getting the ball to sit back in its place without stripping everything?
Cheers, Chris
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Re: Evening all,

Post by Wirralman » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:51 pm

The trick is patience ! There is no need to pull things apart . First remove the small access cover with a large washer. I got a large paper clip and unwrapped part of it the turned back the last centimetre to provide a hook
The cable needs to go down and back to free it from the actuating arm.

Do it once and it's a piece of cake next time Good luck
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Re: Evening all,

Post by Minter » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:10 pm

Hi Chris,

Welcome to the forum.. As Eric says above, patience is a virtue! But once youve done it a few times or seen how the mechanism works you soon get the hang of it..

We sell easy fitting cables at the optimal length if you need one!

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Re: Evening all,

Post by lardmarc » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:25 pm

Wirralman wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:51 pm
The trick is patience.
Minter wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Patience is a virtue!
Bollocks. It's so easy to stick a new cable in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Liu3JQ6P5q4

Before any of you 'experts' start with all that 'in the field' it's not quite so easy talk, yes it is.
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Re: Evening all,

Post by Wirralman » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:48 pm

One minor problem you may find is pulling the cable out of the casing This can happen if grit gets underneath the rubber boot

The cable should slide out easily, if not some lubrication , care, and a large lever MAY be needed. I've had both easy and reluctant cables No-one could understand why I was having difficulty when I had grit wedging the cable in Changing the cable on another of my MTs was a doddle
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Re: Evening all,

Post by Force Motorcycles » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:57 pm

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Evening all,

Post by Chris87 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:47 am

Cheers for all the advice! Got it sorted with a bent split pin! Managed to repair the old cable but got another one to replace it!
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Re: Evening all,

Post by Wirralman » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:35 pm

Chris87 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:47 am
Cheers for all the advice! Got it sorted with a bent split pin! Managed to repair the old cable but got another one to replace it!
Good to hear that you're sorted.If it were me I'd fit the new cable, buy a second cable tape up the ends then pre-route it then ditch the repaired cable
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Re: Evening all,

Post by P.I.STAKER » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:40 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum

glad you got sorted





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