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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Zombie Master » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:01 pm

I just installed a new clutch cable which has removed the rough feeling. I'm wondering what could have caused the rough feeling. Could it be: the points where the cable was zip tied created a tight spot, then the cable eventually cut through the teflon liner at that point? It's perfectly smooth now but I'm wondering if I should change where the cable is attached through its length?
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Re: Clutch cable

Post by The Veg » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:42 am

Worth a shot. Avoid tight bends for sure; route it for the gentlest bends possible. The metal winding in the sleeve should be able to withstand the pressure of any cable-tie, but I'd still avoid making them needlessly tight.
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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Wobbly » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:35 pm

Roy Gavin wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:07 am
If you can attach a pressure pack...
In the USA we call these "cable lubers" and they allow any aerosol can to inject their contents under pressure down the entire length of the cable. They are indeed wonderful.

Here's one on Amazon

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Re: Clutch cable

Post by Zombie Master » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:49 am

Well you don't want to lube a new BMW cable with a teflon liner. My original had a bit of roughness, probably would have gone on for years, but I just finished the spine lube and I want everything to be perfectly smooth....and it is.
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