Clutch cable models - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2015, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Clutch cable models

I don't currently need to replace my cable, and yet have a question. Every other day there is a post about lubricating the cables, for obvious reasons, and I have done that, and yet on my cable there is a housing at he bar end of the cable that allows the barrel to rotate freely inside and not directly rub against the lever.

I don't know if my cable is OEM or not, and it interests me because this design would be way, way less prone to friction induced stress and breakage than one that lacked this housing. Keeping it clean and a simple spray of lube once in a while would more than do the job.

So my main question is whether the OEM cables come with this thin metal housing around the barrel that allows for this free movement in the lever. Or does my bike have an after market model of cable that I may want to replicate? I am wanting to purchase and carry a spare for all the reasons mentioned.

2009 Versys 16K

We sit together the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
salishversys is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2015, 10:52 PM
Member
 
weljo2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Norwalk CA
Posts: 15,624
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Garage
It's an OEM Cable...

But use some of this on the end...
Bel-Ray-Grease-300x254 by weljo2001, on Flickr

2009 Blue Versys.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Farkles...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Video Channel
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Photos...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I'm not a Gynecologist. "But I'll Take A Look"

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth...
Mike Tyson

"Ya'll can go to hell, I'm goin' to Texas!"...Davey Crockett
weljo2001 is online now  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2015, 02:04 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 1,458
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Garage
My 2012 factory clutch cable also has the barrel sleeve.
Mine from memory is black nylon.

Yes you do need to oil the cable and greeae the barrel.
Gigitt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome