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post #1 of 18 Old 09-02-2011, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Emergency! NEED HELP!!!

Dougs clutch able broke on our ride today. It is stuck in a different town. What clutch cable will work in a pinch?!?!? Thanks!!!

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post #2 of 18 Old 09-02-2011, 02:13 PM
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That sucks, any shops nearby?, take pics of the ends and ask them for the longest one they have with the same ends.

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Yeah shop up the street. Will go up after lunch. Doug thanks you. Three other 919s so we don't need a picture.

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Good luck. That's no fun at all.

How many miles on it?

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That sucks dude, I feel better that I have a spare sitting in my kit. Even though mine only has 16k on it.

Here's the Honda Part# 22870-mcz-000

After some searching, it looks like that part number will only fit the 919. But the 900rr cable, I'm assuming, should be identical (don't quote me on it and please correct me if I'm wrong) and after doing a little search on that, the 900rr cable will work with following bikes as well: CBR600 F4 929RR 954RR.

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The next time I order parts i"m going to order a spare cable, along with a FPR for good measure...

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In a pinch, you can get use barrel nut and just cut cabling to length. There's a thread on here about it, but search fails me.
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Here's another possible solution and I just tried it out for you on my bike, as in on the stand in the garage, I did not try to road ride it, but am very sure I could if need be.

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Get a needle nose vice grip, smaller size, about 6 inches long overall.

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Clamp it on the lever arm down at the clutch. (You'll chew up the lever arm a bit, but if it is that desperate, do you really care ?

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Hook your foot in front of it and actuate that way.

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Do clutchless up shifts.

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Try clutchless down shifts too.

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Try for neutral if forced to come to a stop.

The clutch actuation arm does not need that much force.

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Im running a random clutch cable from a local shop with a cable knarp. Holds just fine and works quite well.

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Here are the pertinent dimensions for a 919, and apparently a 750 Nighthawk.
Take these to a motorcycle dealership and they should be able to match up something, though one with a tight bend at the lever is unlikely.

Oh, the 900RR cable is too short.

Good luck.

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horry shit rob u just whip that up?

@ andrew... nice sig pic wonder who put that together hehe.

OP looks like you got plenty of info here... i like the vice grips idea!

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horry shit rob u just whip that up?

@ andrew... nice sig pic wonder who put that together hehe.

OP looks like you got plenty of info here... i like the vice grips idea!
Fixed it

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THANKS FOR THE HELP, EVERYBODY!!!


We drove back last night with my truck & U-Haul trailer & rescued the bike, brought it back to town. Stopped at couple shops, called a few others...
the biggest issue we kept running into was that no one carries clutch cables Every place we tried we got the same answer, "we don't have one in stock, but we can order you one"

Today was an awesome day, even without the bike.

I'll order a new clutch cable when i get home.

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LOL... i didnt mean you had to give me credit... i was just marveling at my work

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op sucks to hear you had to go bikeless. thats never fun, sounds like you made the best of it

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Well, Omaha_919 had to go bike less but we still made it up Pikes Peak and had a great time. Picture and video will soon be posted! Thanks for everyones help. Nice to have this community behind you when something go wrong!

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For the full ride report, check here >link<

Thanks again, everyone

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