mousetrap clutch cable

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mousetrap clutch cable

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Post by doc308 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:39 pm

What is a good source to obtain a high quality clutch cable for a mousetrap set-up?

I had one from V-Twin on my bike and the end has popped off twice within 100 miles of use. The first time was when I was adjusting the clutch for the fisrt time with 0 miles on the cable. I had the end soldered back on. Today, it popped off during a ride. Fortunately, I was able to nurse the bike back home by manually working the mousetrap.



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Re: mousetrap clutch cable

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Post by hogboy52 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:26 pm

Both my clutch and brake cables I just bought by the foot locally and soldered the ends on myself. with a good fitting end piece and good penetration (not a "rosin" joint) the solder is quite strong.
I would first load the cable with solder then add the fitting and re-solder.

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Re: mousetrap clutch cable

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Post by RUBONE » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:40 pm

Flanders still makes stock type cables for Panheads.
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Re: mousetrap clutch cable

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Post by Panacea » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:35 am

You could call Chuck at Kick Start Motorcycle Parts, 616-243-8991. Make sure you get the correct cable end, depending on what lever style you have...Mike

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Re: mousetrap clutch cable

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Post by john HD » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:29 am

the old dude has very nice cloth covered replica cables. i have had one on my pan for 2 years without issue.

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Re: mousetrap clutch cable

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Post by Bigincher » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:56 pm

I used a Barnett cable when I was running a mousetrap. Matter of fact, now I use a Barnett 'velvet touch' with the mousetrap eliminator. I also carry with me a 'clutch cable repair end', just in case the Barnett decides to give up the ghost.

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