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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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clutch cable replacement

Do I need to drain the trans ?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 09:50 AM
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No. You will lose some oil, but not too bad. Make sure that you are on the kickstand and not a lift holding the bike straight up.
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Desertwndrr is right. However, it is a perfect time to drain and refill with some redline heavy shockproof. Mine has never clunked less. Just sayin'.
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I just did mine and I regret not draining the trans first. I ended up draining it anyway and putting in new fluid. Like Whitey says, its a good opportunity to but something better in there.

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Yes , I wish I had drained it first but live and learn lol .
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Why are you replacing the clutch cable did it break? Why not drain the trans it only takes a quart of oil.


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I can't speak for MarkL, but I had to replace mine with a longer one for my apes.

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Why are you replacing the clutch cable did it break? Why not drain the trans it only takes a quart of oil.
I just got my bike a couple of months ago and it has a salvage title . To get the bike titled and on the road in Michigan it has to pass a tough safety inspection . Upon the first inspection among several other things the inspector seen a gouge in the outer coating of the cable . It still functioned fine but they said it was a safety issue ( whatever lol ) . Just a few weeks ago I just changed the oil in all 3 holes and so was asking if I could get by without draining the trans . I did just end up completely draining it again and refilling it with new . Plus before I drained it I took the cover off and it ran down on the bottom of the motor . Thats the long drawn out story .
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I'm from Michigan and lived most all my life there and I never knew that they had such a inspection procedure for salvage title motorcycles. It sounds like they want the bike to be just like a new bike not only in function but in looks as well, sounds like a PIA good luck.
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Here in CT it's the same thing with a salvage title. They want to inspect it with a microscope and want receipts for everything that needed to be repleced in order to make it drivable again plus VIN#'s from the bike the parts came off of if they were taken from another bike. Salvage titled vehicles are a real pain in the ass here.

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