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Are there any particular specs for the clutch cable? Where do you guys usually get them? Do I have to order directly from Honda or no?

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Call the local dealer .... the exchange isn't great right now and you might be surprised what they can get you a OEM or Motion Pro replacement for.

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Call the local dealer .... the exchange isn't great right now and you might be surprised what they can get you a OEM or Motion Pro replacement for. Ian
Yeah I did just that. 30 bucks for OEM cable. But it's coming Thursday therefore no riding this week ((((

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Well, since we are talking about it - I got my bike last fall but it is old (2003) and probably not all that well cared for IMO. 14K miles on it. It feels smooth. I sprayed a little fogging oil in there.

What is the best way to lube?

Is this a side of the road job when I'm in the desert if it goes bad and I have the cable?

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Well, since we are talking about it - I got my bike last fall but it is old (2003) and probably not all that well cared for IMO. 14K miles on it. It feels smooth. I sprayed a little fogging oil in there.

What is the best way to lube?

Is this a side of the road job when I'm in the desert if it goes bad and I have the cable?
I use a syringe and long blunt needles... see here

You can always route the new cable next to the old one and zip tie it out of the way. Then it's and easy side of the road job.

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Thanks. Got a turkey injector syringe that should work just fine. Just gonna have to remember to replace by Thanksgiving!

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Thanks. Got a turkey injector syringe that should work just fine. Just gonna have to remember to replace by Thanksgiving!
Or just lube the cable with peanut oil.

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Or just lube the cable with peanut oil.
Or in your case, butter.

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I think mike uses KY on his cable.

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I think mike uses KY on his cable.
I tried that but the cable would queef every time I pulled in the clutch.

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Lol.

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I tried that but the cable would queef every time I pulled in the clutch.
Oh my. Was funny for a while and you just HAD to go say that......

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I tried that but the cable would queef every time I pulled in the clutch.
I give up , did not expect this answer

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i'll be installing the new clutch cable tomorrow. Any tips? Is the service manual explicit enough?

I think i'll lube it before putting it on the bike. Would be easier to manipulate :P

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i'll be installing the new clutch cable tomorrow. Any tips? Is the service manual explicit enough?

I think i'll lube it before putting it on the bike. Would be easier to manipulate :P
I would not lube a new cable - it comes with a factory dry coating that is resistant to dirt, etc.

Putting lube on it only attracts more dirt and you're more likely to gum it up sooner.

Lubing a dirty/old cable is about the only way to free it up again, but a factory new cable shouldn't need any lube.

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I would not lube a new cable - it comes with a factory dry coating that is resistant to dirt, etc. Putting lube on it only attracts more dirt and you're more likely to gum it up sooner. Lubing a dirty/old cable is about the only way to free it up again, but a factory new cable shouldn't need any lube.
Sweet. Good to know. Thanks goog :-D

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i'll be installing the new clutch cable tomorrow. Any tips? Is the service manual explicit enough?

I think i'll lube it before putting it on the bike. Would be easier to manipulate :P
It's quite easy, just unhook it the lever side, then the other, tape or zip tie the new one to the old one and pull it through for ease of routing.

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It's quite easy, just unhook it the lever side, then the other, tape or zip tie the new one to the old one and pull it through for ease of routing.
Nice. I wouldn't have thought of that...

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Nice. I wouldn't have thought of that...
+1 that's a great idea!

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Can't take the credit, I read it here on WT

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So I finally changed the clutch cable... only issue now is that my clutch is slipping... In all gears if I go too hard on the throttle... I'm going to fiddle with the clutch cable adjustments. I'm hopping that's the only issue. :'(

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Lol I'm a noob. Had to tighten the clutch cable adjustment thingy. Power wheelie is back :-D

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Lol I'm a noob. Had to tighten the clutch cable adjustment thingy. Power wheelie is back :-D
LOL! Glad you figured it out.

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