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Old 04-06-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Just got to Galveston & my clutch cable broke. Can I jimmy the clutch sensor to get it started & back to Katy, floating gears
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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not if you plan on stopping every now and then. then there is the question of, are you capable of floating gears?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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I made it back.. Floating gears is simple ! Just shift, as soon as, you back off the throttle. I unbolted the sensor, it cranked right up, got a running start & dropped it in gear. I did a lot of lane splitting though.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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Congrats on the improv
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:32 PM   #6
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I did like 6 circles, at a gas station until one turned green. Had to push it on like 4 lights, & rode first as slow as i could, starting about 1000 yards from the last light, on 61st, to get on 45. I split the lanes with 3 or 4 cars, on that light to because I still got to the light, too fast.
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I did like 6 circles, at a gas station until one turned green. Had to push it on like 4 lights, & rode first as slow as i could, starting about 1000 yards from the last light, on 61st, to get on 45. I split the lanes with 3 or 4 cars, on that light to because I still got to the light, too fast.


congrats on making it back safely!
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #10
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Thanks. I have another cable though. I was too off to change it today
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Did you figure out the cause of the faulty cable?
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:11 PM   #12
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #14
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I suppose, the use of the clutch lever, every time I've changed gears
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Did you buy the clutch kit off of ebay and installed it urself? A friend of mine screen name FlipSideUp bought an inexpensive set and instLled it himself. The lever has a sharp edge that touches the cable, and wihtin the last year, he had the cable reak twice. Just a thought! So, check if there is any point of contact between the moving cable and the clutch set, and see if there is anything sharp that might create friction to the cable, and put a lot of grease in that area. This is something i do to my old triumph Bonneville. And BTW, ur improve was genious!
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:49 AM   #17
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Thanks for the advice. The extra cable i have, came on my bike from the previous owner. It takes a small army to squeeze it. After the adjustment, on the handle bar, it just about makes a 90 degree bend & back under the tank. The one I broke today, has a 45 degree angle, then goes under the tank. I'll definitely check my other cable out tomorrow though.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:24 AM   #18
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Interesting..
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