mouse ttrap cable

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mouse ttrap cable

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Post by 61FLHPan » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:47 pm

have a question about a the clutch cable when i adjust the mouse trap by the book the cable that goes from the handle bars to the mouse trap i have have no adjustment left the adjustment screw is all most out of the mouse trap i dont know if the cable is to big i run stock handle bars i was wondering do they have differnt size cable any help thank you



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Re: mouse ttrap cable

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Post by john HD » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:49 pm

what are you running for a clutch lever?

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Re: mouse ttrap cable

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Post by 61FLHPan » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:51 pm

john HD wrote:what are you running for a clutch lever?

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I am running a stock lever

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Post by john HD » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:17 pm

what is your total length of the outer sheath of your cable?

i'll run out and measure a couple of mine... i think there is only one "oem stock" size.

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Post by 61FLHPan » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:36 am

john HD wrote:what is your total length of the outer sheath of your cable?

i'll run out and measure a couple of mine... i think there is only one "oem stock" size.

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john did you measure your cable

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Re: mouse ttrap cable

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Post by 61FLHPan » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:26 pm

61FLHPan wrote:
john HD wrote:what is your total length of the outer sheath of your cable?

i'll run out and measure a couple of mine... i think there is only one "oem stock" size.

john
john did you measure your cable
I went out and measure my cable it measure 34 1/4 end to end

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Re: mouse ttrap cable

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Post by Bosheff » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:17 pm

The issue here is difference between the inner cable and the outer sheath length. With a difference of 5 1/2", adjustment should be achievable. 5 1/2" is a number I came up with after taking measurements from 2 different cables, both of which I have used, and both which produced desired adjustment....bosheff

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Re: mouse ttrap cable

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Post by steve_wood » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:48 pm

61FLHPan:

Okay, I apologize in advance for some stupid questions, but maybe it will help.

- Is the clutch actuator arm set to 4.25" from the shifter drum?

- Is the slack in the rod that connects the mousetrap to the actuator arm set to 1/16 inch?

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Re: mouse ttrap cable

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Post by Bosheff » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:56 pm

When making the adjustment you are talkin bout between the clutch release arm and the rod linking the mousetrap to the release arm, all you are trying to do is make sure the release arm is in the fully returned (disengaged) position. Bring the clutch lever rod (link from trap to release arm) to the point where it fully seated with no slack, and back off maybe 1/4 turn. The more slack you have between these two parts, the less travel you will have when disengaging the clutch....bosheff

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