Clutch cable woes
Posted October 07, 2015 - 10:28 AM
** I was wondering if anybody had a picture of how the cable is supposed to be routed? **
I have a feeling that the previous owner routed the other one wrong that he put on and that I routed mine wrong following them so they both ended up breaking?
Also the cable keeps getting melted on the exhaust. So I'm thinking that it's not routed right. Thanks a lot!
Posted October 07, 2015 - 11:30 AM
I just replaced the cable on my 04...the same thing happened to me...it broke right at the handle. I am no expert repair guy but I did replace it myself...there is a clip on the frame on the right side that the cable should clip to so it doesn't get to the exhaust...it should route right up through, under the tank and then up through the rest of the way. Not sure if this helps or not. I lubed the hell out of my new cable as well...
Edited by mnicholson2003, October 07, 2015 - 11:33 AM.
Posted October 11, 2015 - 01:43 AM
remember the old myth and make sure you don't use wd40 as a lubricant. wd40 is a solvent so fine to use it to clean the cables. give it a couple of days to evaporate then flood the cable with any kind of oil. i've found normal engine oil works fine and injected with a syringe. what height handlebars do you have? my drz was running super tall handlebars when i bought it and this was causing the acute on the cable. replaced the cable and used lower handlebars. 12,00klms on and still going strong
Posted November 11, 2015 - 05:54 AM
Order the longer version so you can route it as you please.