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lubricate clutch cable without disconnecting

oil is added and low while driving or parked at night








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Cool... What's the large cracked rubber boot on the left?
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Cool... What's the large cracked rubber boot on the left?
this rubber is to prevent dirt in the cable entry





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Isn't it ripped open on the back, as seen in first two photos?
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Isn't it ripped open on the back, as seen in first two photos?
yes, should be cut to mount and adjust

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A friend shared with me that we can use syringe, and injects lubricating oil right into the sleeve opening. Far easier job than using a cable luber.

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Clutch lube maintenance is a must for our"Vs more than most others with a cable operated clutch because of the acute angles that Kawasaki have designed at both ends.. but the odd thing is the only place I have seen them fail is at the swivel nipple on the handlebar.I lube my cables but also carry a spare for the clutch.
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It is easier to do this
1. Use a rubber with a hole in the center and make another on one side





2. Disconnect the cable and make a hole 2 mm



3. assembling the rubber and cable locating it on the hole







4. Connect a plastic "L" and a hose in the rubber







5. Add oil and let down.



6. if you want to leave the "L" set or remove this and turn the rubber to prevent dirt in the cable


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great idea

but not to diminish your post,
cables still need to be removed on a regular basis in order to perform a good inspection at the upper end, and to get a look at the individual strands as they flex around the upper attachment point down til they enter into the cable housing. You will also need to grease any points of contact within the clutch handle/lever too.

In my experience, I have always found that with any broken cable, MOST OF THE TIME IT ALWAYS STARTS with a few strayed/cut strands at the upper end.
And the only way to find these, is to open it up and remove the lever/cable connection for an inspection.

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