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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2014, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Cable sheath wear

On inspection I noticed wear on the clutch and speedo sheathes. On aircraft this would be an immediate grounding.
Is this normal wear? I only have 15K on the bike. Is something routed incorrectly?

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Maybe. Looks like the cable is being pinched when the front wheel is turned all he way to the left. If you can see the steel coil that means water can enter the cable. If its been pinched hard enough where the coil is no longer perfectly round, it's going to start wearing the cable itself.

I'd replace the cable and try routing it so it doesn't rub or get pinched. (I think I ran my clutch cable differently then yours seems to be pictured)

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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.

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I believe thats supposed to be behind that plastic sideplate just in front of the tank....

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