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    Longer clutch cable?
    on: December 05, 2022, 01:04:55 am
    December 05, 2022, 01:04:55 am
    Hi. I have put handlebar risers on my Gen 1 and can see that it will need a longer clutch cable to avoid issues in the future. I don't know how long the standard cable is and wondered if anyone had any experience or recommendations for a replacement ,longer, cable. TIA 👍🏽

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    Re: Longer clutch cable?
    Reply #1 on: December 05, 2022, 06:53:43 pm
    December 05, 2022, 06:53:43 pm
    *Originally Posted by Diavel [+]
    Hi. I have put handlebar risers on my Gen 1 and can see that it will need a longer clutch cable to avoid issues in the future. I don't know how long the standard cable is and wondered if anyone had any experience or recommendations for a replacement ,longer, cable. TIA 👍🏽

    I use 25mm up & back risers and still use the same cable, just needs to be "re-routed" a bit. Gets a tad tighter on full lock to the left but not drastic.

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    Last Edit: December 07, 2022, 07:23:00 pm by smithy
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    Re: Longer clutch cable?
    Reply #2 on: December 05, 2022, 10:51:23 pm
    December 05, 2022, 10:51:23 pm
    Useful advice thanks Smithy 😎👍🏽. The issue is when the bike is on full lock to the left , as you mentioned, so I will have a look at rerouting the cable to create less stress on it. Thanks again.

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    Re: Longer clutch cable?
    Reply #3 on: December 12, 2022, 01:06:54 pm
    December 12, 2022, 01:06:54 pm
    Hi Guys,
    do you need to change/reroute the brake lines with 25mm risers?
    cheers

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    Re: Longer clutch cable?
    Reply #4 on: December 12, 2022, 07:25:41 pm
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    Hi Guys,
    do you need to change/reroute the brake lines with 25mm risers? cheers

    Assuming Gen-1..?? If so, there's a "P" clip on the brake line on the right side of the steering head under the top triple clamp, undo the bolt and let the "P" clip free, this will negate the need for a longer brake line and allow a little "flex".

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    Re: Longer clutch cable?
    Reply #5 on: December 12, 2022, 07:33:23 pm
    December 12, 2022, 07:33:23 pm
    *Originally Posted by mjojom [+]
    Hi Guys,
    do you need to change/reroute the brake lines with 25mm risers?
    cheers

    I did 25mm on my Gen 1 and it was fine without needing to do anything.

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    Re: Longer clutch cable?
    Reply #6 on: December 13, 2022, 03:00:46 am
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    *Originally Posted by Ant [+]
    I did 25mm on my Gen 1 and it was fine without needing to do anything.

    When I fitted my risers, (they're up 25mm and back 25mm), it just started to tug on the brake line a bit on full lock, nothing to write home about though.

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    Re: Longer clutch cable?
    Reply #7 on: December 13, 2022, 05:46:49 am
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Assuming Gen-1..?? If so, there's a "P" clip on the brake line on the right side of the steering head under the top triple clamp, undo the bolt and let the "P" clip free, this will negate the need for a longer brake line and allow a little "flex".

    Smithy.

    I have just removed this P clip and it did make a difference.Gave a little bit more slack so that the cable is less taut 😁😎👍🏽.Ta.

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    Re: Longer clutch cable?
    Reply #8 on: December 13, 2022, 09:23:49 am
    December 13, 2022, 09:23:49 am
    When I did the same riser on my Gen1 I undid the P-clip, replaced the small bolt and then used a small cable tie to keep the P-clip "attached" in its new position. This may not have been necessary but looked like a useful "safety-net"
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    Re: Longer clutch cable?
    Reply #9 on: December 13, 2022, 11:02:39 am
    December 13, 2022, 11:02:39 am
    Yes, gen 1, and thanks for the reply guys. The reason I'm asking is that when I tried them a few months ago, on the full lock my brake lines were way too tight with the P-clip undone, so I took them off. . ill try again and see if I can mode it somehow to accommodate it better.
    and how do you lot reroute the clutch cable? - I wasn't even looking at the clutch cable at the time as the brake lines were too tight IMO.

    thanks
    joe