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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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The cable has frayed right where it goes into the nipple, in the clutch lever. Seems more like a manufacturing fault to me.
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The cable has frayed right where it goes into the nipple, in the clutch lever. Seems more like a manufacturing fault to me.
Mine did exactly the same thing after 6500 miles. I had to pay as Triumph refused to replace under warranty and the dealer wasn't inclined to argue with them, but I intend to pursue it further. Either it's a fault cable or there is something wrong with the lever design that puts too much strain on the cable.

Seems that Triumph think that 2000 miles is a good enough mileage to prove there is nothing wrong with the cable
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I'll bet it is a lube issue and the friction tears at the cable strands. I'll be pushing some moly grease inside that fitting on mine.
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I'll bet it is a lube issue and the friction tears at the cable strands. I'll be pushing some moly grease inside that fitting on mine.
Even if it was friction, it should last a lot longer than 5 months. I've never had a cable go so quick as this before. If the friction tears at the cable strands so badly that it snaps so soon it must be a design flaw.
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Even if it was friction, it should last a lot longer than 5 months. I've never had a cable go so quick as this before. If the friction tears at the cable strands so badly that it snaps so soon it must be a design flaw.
Yeah, probably the machine that attaches that end onto the cable strands, but my bike is brand new and I checked mine and it is bone dry where that thing locks into the lever. I packed some moly grease in there with a toothpick and lubed the end of the cable and it does pull a bit easier. When the dri-slide I ordered shows up I will lube the rest of the cable as well. I have never had cables that I didn't lubricate on any bike.
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I've had my SE for 15 months now and driven it over 25,000 miles and my clutch cable is still good.BUT!!! I also starting lubing it as soon as I got the bike and continue to do so every month.So the answer may be,if ya lube it frequently,it won't fray.Dave!!!
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ibbero - where is your cable fraying specifically? How did you find/notice the problem?
The cable is fraying at the barrel end. I noticed it when the clutch wasn't as smooth as normal. Also it was difficult to engage neutral when parking.

The new cable has now been fitted under warranty and is sweet as a nut.
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