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    Clutch cable anyone?
    on: March 27, 2021, 03:24:12 pm
    March 27, 2021, 03:24:12 pm
    14,000 miles on my 2018 and the clutch cable is shot... its under warranty except they wont cover it because they say It was  caused by the after market levers.....  I bought the bike with 3k on the odometer 8 months ago....no big deal, 85 bucks and Ill replace it myself, the worst part is I missed a good ride because of this....I expected better from BMW service.



    I checked the lever very closely and I see no possible way that it caused this..there is zero contact throughout the range of motion ..I suppose they could argue I damaged it during installation except that I didn't..I've put levers on every bike I have owned, and this is the first time I've had this happen...its actually the first time I've ever had to replace a clutch cable on a street bike.
    Last Edit: March 27, 2021, 03:27:36 pm by Crosshairs
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    Re: Clutch cable anyone?
    Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 06:51:59 pm
    March 27, 2021, 06:51:59 pm
    Think it’s the same the world over and any manufacturer you like, the moment you start going off script you get the brush off, i’ve never known it any different and if you do you’ve been lucky.

    Interesting the way it’s frayed because there’s certainly been something the cable didn’t like, i’ve just Gone to my third set of levers and always make sure everything is well greased up, just gone with the BM HP levers in the end....another league.

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    Re: Clutch cable anyone?
    Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 01:59:29 am
    May 06, 2021, 01:59:29 am
    Hey I just ran into the same problem on my 2016 XR. How hard is it to change out? I live in Canada and the only place I found one was from San Jose BMW. It’s on its way here now.

    I’ve never tried to do one of these before.

    David

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    Re: Clutch cable anyone?
    Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 03:04:39 am
    May 06, 2021, 03:04:39 am
    I agree that the quality is poor and the cost expensive for a part that should be easier to find.Just a quick question.Do you have handlebar risers fitted? I fitted some last Saturday and then removed them on Sunday as they were stretching the cables.

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    Re: Clutch cable anyone?
    Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 04:13:03 am
    May 06, 2021, 04:13:03 am
    I do have handle bar risers, but it doesn’t seem to bind at all. Any idea where I could find installation instructions?

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    Re: Clutch cable anyone?
    Reply #5 on: May 06, 2021, 04:56:48 am
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    *Originally Posted by Big Dog [+]
    I do have handle bar risers, but it doesn’t seem to bind at all. Any idea where I could find installation instructions?

    For the Gen-1 machines...In reality the fuel tank has to come off, the bottom end of the cable and it's adjustment is very difficult to get at unless the tank is up out of the way. It's also routed in such a way to to make it difficult to replace easily as it comes across the top of the starter from the right side. There's a good quality "Venhill" cable available on fleabay, quite a few have used them and I have one as a spare in my shed..:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/163812280139?hash=item2623f9074b:g:cKkAAOSwkJxdTsQO

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    Re: Clutch cable anyone?
    Reply #6 on: May 06, 2021, 10:56:58 am
    May 06, 2021, 10:56:58 am
    The way I see it, your aftermarket levers damaged the clutch cable and you expect BMW to replace it! Unbelievable.

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    Re: Clutch cable anyone?
    Reply #7 on: May 06, 2021, 11:05:00 am
    May 06, 2021, 11:05:00 am
     Maybe it was the after market levers maybe not....you do not know?
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    Re: Clutch cable anyone?
    Reply #8 on: May 06, 2021, 12:16:42 pm
    May 06, 2021, 12:16:42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Big Dog [+]
    Hey I just ran into the same problem on my 2016 XR. How hard is it to change out? I live in Canada and the only place I found one was from San Jose BMW. It’s on its way here now.

    I’ve never tried to do one of these before.

    David

    is not very hard at all, it took me about 45 minutes start to finish ..its a bit fiddly feeding it through the frame but again, not hard at all.
    you need to take the right side plastics off to feed it through but thats it 



    *Originally Posted by BobT [+]
    The way I see it, your aftermarket levers damaged the clutch cable and you expect BMW to replace it! Unbelievable.

    Thanks for your useful comment but you are wrong, There is zero indication that the damage was caused by the levers. The new cable is in and 3000 miles later there  not a single point of rubbing.
    it was a bad cable but rather than stand behind their product, they chose to blame it on the only thing they  could.
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    Re: Clutch cable anyone?
    Reply #9 on: May 06, 2021, 01:52:22 pm
    May 06, 2021, 01:52:22 pm
    *Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
    There is zero indication that the damage was caused by the levers.

    Zero? BMW seem to think that it is.

     



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