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post #1 of 19 Old 07-01-2010, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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SOS!!-STUCK IN CORTEZ,CO-BROKEN CLUTCH CABLE

As the posting head states,lost my clutch cable when checking out the Mesa Verde National Park. Luckily(stupidly), I clutchless road the 30 miles back to Cortez,CO where I am camping. I am currently 1500 miles away from home and my tools. I already got all the Honda dealers in Cortez and Durango. My favor to ask is anyone has a clutch cable lying around I would be willing to buy it and pay for overnight shipping. I am going to contact all the dealers in the morning and see what I'm looking at time wise for the part(Had to happen on a holiday weekend).

On a bright note, the bike had been flawless over the past 3 weeks and 4000 miles. I forgot to mention I am currently just roaming around the US on the Niner checking out the sites.

Plus, what ever fine person suggested for me to take the Red Mountain Pass is my friend for life. What an unbelievable ride. 550 and 50 are roads not to miss when in South West Colorado. If it wasn't so damn cold in the winter I would move to CO in a heartbeat.

PS-thanks for who ever posted the thread on clutchless shifting. The only reason I attempted to ride back! Who says the internet is only for porn?

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-01-2010, 07:30 PM
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sorry, I sent mine to Declan (the shadow) a few months ago when his broke, hopefully someone else has one lying around. CO seems to be rough on niner clutches, good luck on finding one and getting back on the road.

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When I make my loop back around to Rocky Mountain National Park Declan and I were going to hook up to ride so I'll have to tell him thanks. After reading some older posts I'm hoping somebody(5 dealers within 60 miles) will have one. My next problem is if I have to ride the bike to Durango(60 miles), it is going to be interesting not being able to stop. Well, I take that back, I can if it is downhill.

I also feel like a dummy because I have only once or twice lubed the clutch cable. Now i think every time the chain gets lubed, so does the cable. Can't be too mad, lasted 28k with my neglect.

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I'm gonig to lube my clutch cable tomorrow... I wish I could help, i don't have any spares yet.

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honestly i doubt it was the lack of lubing... id be willing to bet it probably broke close to the lever where it gets bent alot.

regardless... wish i could help you out man no clutch cable here, but dont worry bout riding it without one just be nice :-)

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honestly i doubt it was the lack of lubing... id be willing to bet it probably broke close to the lever where it gets bent alot.
+1 I'd be willing to bet a dollar on that.

I'm glad my post helped you out, DWM...I probably wouldn't have attempted it either had it not been for Rob Tharalson's posts about clutchless shifting and some others I've read on here.

Good luck finding a part...If the dealers can't help you out immediately, try ebay..there are usually a couple of places selling them on there.

In fact, I'll try to message one if I can find it, and see if they can expedite the shipping. Send me a PM with a mailing address and/or a phone number you can be reached at...

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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...Belay that...

I'll talk to the local dealers here in the morning and see if I can find one. If so, I'll ride on out towards Cortez tomorrow...I'd most likely get there around dark, maybe a bit after...

Do send me that PM with your number, though!

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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post #8 of 19 Old 07-02-2010, 07:07 AM
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Sorry to hear about your predicament.

Glad you enjoyed Red Mountain Pass (my suggestion)! SW CO is a glorious place! Can also be a little dangerous.

Good luck. I would expect the local dealer there could get you one by tomorrow. Just grab your ankles and prepare yourself

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No contact yet...I'm calling around for the part now... At the very least I'll be able to drop it by the lcal FedEx and send it off to him...if he calls... Dwm, are you ok?

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declan rocks!

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just about ANY clutch cable would get you home...whatever they had on the shelf...

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Tip of the day. Always carry a barrel nut with your on-board tools.

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Tip of the day. Always carry a barrel nut with your on-board tools.
Awesome tip. Thanks Mike

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Sorry guys, just getting internet access. Boy did I luck out. A place called Mesa Verde Motorsports right here in Cortez was able to fix it. Not only that it was only $35! So outside of two clutchless rides, I came away unscathed.

Sorry Declan I didn't get to read this post earlier. I was sitting at the dealership waiting for the repair to get done. I quickly learing T-mobile has very little internet coverage on the west coast(much less cell phone coverage).

Thanks everybody for the input! And yes, it broke right by the clutch lever assembly. I might have freaked a little and shouldn't have posted an SOS until after I checked with the dealers this morning. I was just worried about finding something because nobody is going to be open again until next Tuesday. I am gonna order one at a bigger city and pick an extra up during my travels! Be damned if a clutch cable is gonna stop me!

Thanks again! You guys rock!

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DWM - Glad you got it taken care of, if it thing didn't pan out then be glad you where stuck in a beautiful part of Co. On a side note: Colorado has Very Mild winters unless you live in Ski country. Along the front range Snow doesn't really come till March time frame. You can ride year round in Co. I know a few guys who do.

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Tip of the day. Always carry a barrel nut with your on-board tools.
Cool tip. Rebuilding a 70 bug for my son to drive. Barrel nut attaches the throttle cable to the carb. Bought a new one when I replaced the throttle cable, but I still have the old one. Going in my bike tool kit right now.

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As I said in the phone message, glad you got it sorted out! I damn near took of for Montezuma county anyway, I've been craving a ride like that. I would have, except that it's the big holiday weeken and all that.

I'm looking forward to meeting you when you get over this way, Dwm.. Safe riding!







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