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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-01-2011, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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My apologies, if this has been discussed previously, but has anyone had problems with the clutch cable on the new T Bird? I have done 4500kms and it is frayed already.

To top it off, the cable has to be ordered(no one keeps anything in stock) so I expect my bike to be off the road for at least two weeks.

Not impressed.
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There was a recent thread on this same problem; I think it was on the technical forum - check there.

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My apologies, if this has been discussed previously, but has anyone had problems with the clutch cable on the new T Bird? I have done 4500kms and it is frayed already.

To top it off, the cable has to be ordered(no one keeps anything in stock) so I expect my bike to be off the road for at least two weeks.

Not impressed.
good luck, i ordered one and they told me 6-8 weeks
what a joke and they wonder why we go and buy parts over seas
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I'd like to order one - anyone know of somewhere other than the dealership?

What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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I'd like to order one - anyone know of somewhere other than the dealership?
I bought my spare clutch cable from Bike Bandit.However,the price is the same as ya pay at the stealerships,plus shipping.But atleast ya get it and in a reasonable amount of time.I think I waited 10 days or something before mine finally arrived via UPS.So now ya have another option.

I bought the spare cable shortly after I got the machine because I could see how it would wear from so much usage.And even though I haven't had a problem with fraying in the 25,000 miles I've driven it,after reading the problems many seem to be havin,I now carry it on board,just in case.However, I lube it on a regular basis which might be the reason I have NOT had a problem with it.So there's alittle maintenance that ya might wanna do atleast once a month to prevent the problem. Dave!!!
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What are you using to lube it?
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Can't you guys order direct from the UK?
Some where like........World of Triumph....... or Wemoto
As far as I'm aware all parts are available in a few days!

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What are you using to lube it?
I put a drop of regular motor oil [or ya could use alittle CRC Power lube in a spray can, available at any hardware or auto parts store] on the exposed part of the handle bar clutch cable, a drop of oil on the little round piece on the end of the cable that fits into the little round slot in the clutch lever,a drop of oil of oil on the clutch lever pivot bolt that holds the lever on to the handle bar end piece,and also a drop of oil on that same little round piece on the other end of the cable where it fits into the clutch cover pivot lever on the lower left side of the motor.Like in the old Brylcreme comercial "A little dab will do ya" lol I do it every month and haven't had any problem.Plus,when on that little maintenance schedule,if there is any tell tale sign of a fraying cable,ya should see it and can address it accordingly before ya have a problem with it when on the road.lol.I look at it this way,by doin this simple maintenance every month,I might just prevent the embarassment of bein stuck on the side of the road a million miles from home.lol Wouldn't you agree??? lol Dave!!!
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I bought some cable dri-slide which is a dry moly lubricant for cables. I was using lube-it-8 on my Harley cables but have had several people rave about dri-slide so I'm going to try that. I know they say don't lube teflon coated cables, but I am famous for over doing everything. I too will just shoot some in the cable opening every week and several weeks later it will work it's way down the cable.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CEQQ8wIwAg

Oh yeah...I have never broken a cable in 4 motorcycles yet.
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ibbero - where is your cable fraying specifically? How did you find/notice the problem?
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