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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-05-2014, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch cable scratching paint on speedo!

I just had my inner fairing painted, and the clutch cable is rubbing and scratching the speedo housing. The cheap plastic cable holder doesn't work and so my new paint job Is scratched. Any suggestions on keeping the cable off the paint? Thanks.


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Clutch cable clamp. I got this one from J and P.
http://www.jpcycles.com/product/5200045

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Just make sure you get the correct one for your bar diameter.



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I have one of those already installed and doesn't help up top. When you turn the bars, the cable rubs, especially to the left. Maybe I don't have the clamp installed correctly?


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Maybe. Mine doesn't rub anywhere. Try loosening it up and repositioning it.


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A couple questions. What year is your bike? Is your cable clamp above the rubber cover that looks like a shock cover, or beneath it. Might is down low beneath the rubber cover. I put it where I cut the zip tie HD had tied the cable to the frame. Thanks.


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I don't have my inner painted but, if your clamp keeps pulling out of it's hole & doesn't have a broken tab, just take it out & turn it around. That's what I did & it stayed in or buy a new clamp. item 18 #70385-01.
http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche....TER-ASSEMBLIES You might try some clear protective tape. Good Luck.
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I dont have it painted but like mentioned before turn the plastic clip around. I had to flip the clip and been using it that way for 2 years. No rubbing either

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You need something like this, granted this is stupid expensive, but it's an example.

http://www.pro-one.com/Speedo_Cable_...t_p/500720.htm

Or ditch that little POS clip and re-route the cable similar to a Road King if you have apes.

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My clutch cable wants to migrate away from my speedo housing. I used a zip tie to hold it. In your case, you could make a stand off by running a zip tie thru a washer on the inside of the speedo, and then both sides of the tie thru a black fuel line cut to length, and around the cable. I bet it would blend in. I used that method to temporarily mount my lowers. It's been 2 years now, and I never did fix them.

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I just bought a good quality black (plastic?) coated clamp from the local hardware store that was a larger diameter than the cable and attached it using the existing screw on the speedo cover. The cable can move freely and it doesn't rub!
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