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    An absolute life saver

    So.... I was out riding with the missus a couple of days ago when my clutch cable snapped 3 miles from home.

    Luckily I had this kit with me and was able to repair the cable and got back on the road and home safely.


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-UNIVERS...75.c100623.m-1

    This kit included a cable of the exact diameter as my clutch cable which is a bonus.
    Last edited by 76TWIN; 05-25-2019 at 11:53 AM.
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    Carpe narem.

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    Genius move, Don - cheap enough, and small enough to be carried even in a tank bag
    Tom

    Ride along at the drag strip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20jFPazXlvU



    running points... because I'm too old for mysteries that begin with pushing

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    small enough to stick in your jeans pocket even.
    '76 CB500T Frankenbike
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    Carpe narem.

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    I'm having trouble with your link, ebay tells me it can't find the item. When I search for "UNIVERSAL-CABLE-REPAIR-KIT-FOR-MOTORCYCLE-THROTTLE-CLUTCH" (text contained in your link) I find this:
    An absolute life saver-_1.jpg

    Is that it?

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    yep that's the same kit

    I fixed the link also
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    Interesting. So it's cable with one open end, and a bunch of knarps... and you just pull out the busted cable and feed in the replacement?

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    Yep. Or if there is enough slack in the busted cable you could just use one of the barrel nuts on the busted end.
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    I used on of those to make a cable on my "basket case" Triumph,.. I had the cable snap on a ride with 950 other riders.. I speed shifted my way to the end of the ride.. was FUN finding neutral as I entered the parking lot!!
    "Yes, my hands and nails have grease stains. I ride vintage!"
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    You're a real Boy Scout Don
    I just ordered one, I've been there. This will be great for a long trip.
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    Yeah. Clutch cables don't break often thankfully. But when they do, we'd be screwed if we don't have a backup plan. Pushing the bike home isn't fun.
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