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So i found out today my clutch cable looks like thisImageUploadedByThumper Talk1406775496.737774.jpgTime for a new one! any suggestions? Also, I have an aftermarket lever/ perch that the p.o installed. This wont affect what cable I need will it?

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I would guess you need a new cable because of an aftermarket perch.  That is not the usual location of failure.  The cable needs to pull in a straight line direct from the lever to the conduit with no rubs, no kinks, no bends.

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do you keep your wire well lubed?

 

 

noble, do you think friction from lack of lubing could cause failure there?

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How many miles on the bike.?....On or off road use..?

I got it with 12k miles on it and it currently has almost 18k so i guess its my own fault. i havent lubed it since I got it. And almost all on-road miles since I got it. No idea with the p.o. Edited by SheWantsThe D-RZ

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Cable failure is almost always due to flex of the cable. And most commonly near the cable end. On a throttle cable the cable flexes as it wraps on a cable drum but the drum is large diameter so the flex is not localized. A clutch cable both ends need to rotate at the lever.  Binding of the cabe end localizes the flex near the cable end which fatigues the cable strands.  A failure an inch or more from the end is unusual and probably means the cable is forced to flex at that location.  If you are getting years of use from a cable, not much reason to worry about it.

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