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Lightbulb Clutch Slippage Problem Discovered

Well after a year of putting up with the clutch slipping on my V and just about to invest in a hi pro clutch pac I do believe I have discovered the prob. The factory installs a metal cable keeper that guides clutch, throttle cables on the right side of frame. I decided to take a look at the clutch cable one last time after pouring a gallon of WD down it... Here is what I found: That metal keeper had basically pinched (you can see the pinch marks) the cable to barely working, see pic

Solution? Pulled the bottom of the keeper out of its hole and bent it out of the way


Did it work: Like a charm...Matter a fact, it almost threw me off the assend...Yeehaa...FInally have a clutch that kicks ass
So all you out there with sticky, slippy, frayed clutch cables check it out...

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Thanks for putting an APB (All points Bulletin) on the prob. and will be a BOLO (be on the Lookout).

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You can reroute it from upper keeper too... See my post #15 with pics:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...read.php?t=434
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Where can I get the KLE badge like that?


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Mines fine but will double check. A few have had breakages it seems. old trick is to run a duplicate as a spare alongside.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 05:41 PM
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what a great piece of detective work! glad you found that, gives us all something to check as a preventive measure.

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