Clutch cable keeps fraying



7 replies to this topic
  • cupcake2100

Posted August 25, 2016 - 06:12 AM

#1

Hey guys, my clutch cables on my wr426 keeps fraying, each one only lasting about 4 months, what gives??? They always fray at the top next to the lever, and this morning on the way to work my cable started fraying again! I think this morning it is partly because of the cold, but i still don't think it should have broke.
It is always harder to pull the clutch when the bike is cold in the morning How do i keep my cables from fraying and does the cold have anything to do with it?

  • motoxvet

Posted August 25, 2016 - 06:56 AM

#2

Does it look like the inner wire enters the outer housing straight or at some angle?  That could be a function of a damaged perch or a non-matched perch and lever.  YZ owners complain so much about clutch pull anyway,  here's what I did  & it totally solved my pull issues- 

http://www.protaper....utch-perch.html

I don't know if you'd need the hot start feature or not. This perch and another new cable and I think you'd be thrilled with the results.

And no, I don't work for Pro Taper.



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted August 25, 2016 - 12:10 PM

#3

Your perch/lever is shot causing the cable to bind.

Replace the perch and lever.



  • tjs426

Posted August 29, 2016 - 08:48 PM

#4

I just installed a magura hydro clutch kit on my 2013 wr450 , wow same easy pull all day. that is the way to go around 300bucks . they make kits for just about any bike. gonna put one on my 89 cr 500 next

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  • dg400sm

Posted August 31, 2016 - 05:39 AM

#5

Hey guys, my clutch cables on my wr426 keeps fraying, each one only lasting about 4 months, what gives??? They always fray at the top next to the lever, and this morning on the way to work my cable started fraying again! I think this morning it is partly because of the cold, but i still don't think it should have broke.
It is always harder to pull the clutch when the bike is cold in the morning How do i keep my cables from fraying and does the cold have anything to do with it?

do you have aftermarket handlebars that are much taller than stock?



  • cupcake2100

Posted August 31, 2016 - 05:40 AM

#6

Not taller, but thicker

  • YZEtc

Posted September 03, 2016 - 01:21 AM

#7

My guess is that the barrel-shaped end of the cable is not able to rotate in the notch where it sits in the clutch lever.

A bent clutch lever is usually the cause of this.

 

This is why the end of the cable comes with a metal or nylon sleeve over the barrel:

To cut friction and allow easier rotation.



  • cupcake2100

Posted September 05, 2016 - 10:43 PM

#8

So i figured out the fraying, it was a rough pay off the lever rubbing against the cable that i had to file down, but now i have another problem: in the cold weather my clutch is really hard to pull, and when i pull it i can really feel the tension of the cable, and hear it. But when the weather is warmer it is not a problem and the clutch is easy to pull as normal. This is a problem because i ride all winter long (i don't have a car lol) why is my clutch so hard to pull when it's cold outside?




 
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