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Old 11-10-2012, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Was cleaning the beast a bit and saw this: I can feel the wear and will probably look towards getting another cable to be sure. I have the stock lying around somewhere.

Probably not a problem right now but it seems it should line up better. The bracket does not allow a straight line. This is the Baron's cable but I don't think that matters.

You all might want to glance at yours and see what you see!





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Old 11-10-2012, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Because the arm pivots as it moves through its arc, the cable line up is straight when the clutch is fully disengaged, so you are correct, it is not straight when engaged. Don't see why it would cause problems really...

Is yours worn there? May just need a little lube there...
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, there is noticeable wear that I can feel by rubbing my finger along it. I do keep it lubed but the angle looks like it could be better 'centered' to accommodate the full travel.

Seems like it should have an idler pulley, I just might have to play with that. I am thinking of moving my clutch 'switch' from the handlebars to this area so there are less wires in my handlebars. I am thinking of changing the bars so I am looking and preparing.
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Interesting. Remember this?

Wyoming's new direction/design

Wyoming Warrior's twist clutch idea...
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Yes, thanks for the reminder. I would make a new mount for the cable more forward. Then a pulley would simply allow it to run straight to the clutch. It would not go around the pulley, just ride across it.

Might be easy to come up with something that might not even require a new cable (lengthwise).....I think and think, some work, some don't but it keeps me moving...

Thanks Randy!
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Most welcome Scott! Always keep thinking, it keeps us (relatively) young!
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For you... I'd recommend a custom billet aluminum bracket, to match up with yer new shifter.

For me... shade tree wrenchbender that I am... I took the bell-crank off so I'd have room. Then, a long drift, placed into the bracket, and force applied. I centered the cable housing so the cable don't rub on one side anymore. Took longer to type this, than to do the actual re-alignment ;-)
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For you... I'd recommend a custom billet aluminum bracket, to match up with yer new shifter.

For me... shade tree wrenchbender that I am... I took the bell-crank off so I'd have room. Then, a long drift, placed into the bracket, and force applied. I centered the cable housing so the cable don't rub on one side anymore. Took longer to type this, than to do the actual re-alignment ;-)
A custom bracket indeed.....but thanks for kicking that in, because I should probably just line it up and be done with it....something inside me just might not let me do that...lmao...custom bracket....ohhhhhhhhhhh....me like....
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...custom bracket....ohhhhhhhhhhh....me like....
Somehow, I knew that you would...

And while you have the part on the mill. You'll need to machine a land for the clutch circuit microswitch .....
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So I took Ken's advice and used a drift to bend the bracket until it was aligned better. Looks good now, I will keep my eye on it....

Thanks again, Ken!
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