2000 VN 750 Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central New Jersey
x3 Those are not wear marks but rather pinch marks. Check to see if you have all the cable stand offs still in place and that the cables are routed through them properly. I agree that the cables should be replaced if the coils have lost any of their integrity. If the coils are still fully in tack you maybe able to get some more mileage out of them with a patch made from strong tape or such but not something that would get inside of the sheath. The best bet is to replace them as soon as possible (available funds and time). Good luck.
and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.
New ride: 2009 Victory Vision Arlen Ness Signature Series