Oil leak from clutch cable?

4 replies to this topic
  • davidjay

Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:30 PM


Lots of procrastinating on a repair I should have done months back. Now it is time to ride up here in Vermont and I need some help. On my last ride, in December, I lost the use of my clutch lever. Turns out the housing moved loose and melted on my exhaust. This was a surprise to me to see oil leaking out of what I thought was a cable connection not a hydraulic one. Is this an after market set up? My manual shows a cable here not hydraulic. How hard to replace with another hydraulic lever, or should I go back to a cable?
Help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:33 PM


Help would be greatly appreciated.

So would pics

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  • MaxPower

Posted April 08, 2013 - 01:07 PM


If you have a hydraulic clutch on your bike, there is a good chance its a Magura
They have plastic lines and stainless lines
Go on eBay and find the stainless hose and get the bleeder kit for it too.

  • davidjay

Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:34 PM


Thanks MaxPower for the reply. It is the brand you mentioned. The whole assembly( clutch arm) is quite beat. It will start jamming up at times and has a ton of play in it. Think it best to replace the whole set up? Or just the cable?

  • MaxPower

Posted April 14, 2013 - 03:16 AM


Being stuck with no clutch on a ride is no fun.
Ktm has the hydraulic thing dialed . Aftermarket to me is a little more of an after thought. Not to say it can't work. It's just that you really have to desire a hydraulic clutch. If you want , buy a complete Magura if it's trashed. I believe they sell kits to rebuild. There aren't many parts to them. Or you can't go wrong buying a fresh cable and a perch/lever with hot start lever from eBay. There is a small bracket that holds the cable at the case you will need too


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