Clutch cable

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Postby masbroboy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:59 am

Hello I need a clutch cable for my 1965 AJS CSR 14, I have been in touch with a supplier that advertises that fit 1958-1963, was there a change or could this cable be fitted.

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Postby wilko » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:27 am

Whatever you buy it won't fit unless you have the exact spec factory levers. Speaking from experience!

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Postby masbroboy » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:43 am

Thanks for the reply Wilko , I have managed to repair it with a blowtorch and solder, it broke at the clutch lever end.
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Postby Rob Harknett » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:18 am

Hope you remembered to drill/counterbore the nipple, splay out the wires & solder, so it does not pull off.

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Postby Rob Harknett » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:21 am

PS. If a cable breaks, I usualy save all the nipples and fittings so these can be used to make, make to fit or repair new/old cables.

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Postby SPRIDDLER » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:41 am

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Thanks for the reply Wilko , I have managed to repair it with a blowtorch and solder, it broke at the clutch lever end.



Measure it now, Dude - inner and outer lengths, also measure and note fittings/adjuster length (if fitted), photo it and order a spare!!

Next time it breaks (and it will, on a hillside in the rain) the fittings may scatter asunder...

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Postby itma » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:07 pm

I do hope you did not get the cable red hot? or it will break again soon.

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Postby cbranni » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:06 pm

On the subject of cables, my clutch cable let me down after few hundred miles, the pear shape mazak nipple broke up, see photo..........the large part of the pear has voids and the smaller part has broken up completely, exposing broken strands
This part is made in UK so it says on box, I doubt it, I ordered 2 spares and the quality of the nipples on these was very poor, the flash is roughly ground off, cutting into strands, voids again in the casting.
This pear shape nipple is also used on front brake lever.................scary!!!

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Postby SPRIDDLER » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:26 pm

'Made in U.K.' (or Europe) seems to be a very flexible term.
Many products seem to made elsewhere and packed or 'finished' in Europe which entitles them to claim subsidies, avoid duty etc.
When I was in a dealers looking at the current Honda CBF 125 the literature claimed 'Made in Europe' but in fact it's produced in India and finally assembled (wheels, seat, battery) in one of the Eastern European countries according to the proprietor - Poland or Czech I think.
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Postby wilko » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:00 am

Forensic shots! Can you stand back a bit? I can't see for seeing!

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