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1Back to top Go down    I'm a lucky Rider on Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:43 am

larrikin

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Boy, am I a lucky rider. I went on a run with some friends this morning. After cover about 140ks and a good lunch (lobster and steak) I went to see Mick Dyer* in Penrith (NSW). When Eli was looking at the bike he pulled the clutch in, SNAP, one busted clutch cable. He was able to do a temporary repair.

So after $50 and 45 mintues I was back on the road. I do have to get a new cable very soon.

*Mick Dyer is a BMW mechanic and one of the best.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: I'm a lucky Rider on Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:45 am

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The sun does smile down occasionally, doesn't it? I think we've all got a tale or two of a lucky quick fix.
I'm in the middle of winter maintenance on my K75RT. My clutch cable is the original one (1991 vintage) and I'm thinking of replacing it with a new one before I have to call on the sun to shine on some dark back road. Moto-bins sells one (CLUTCH CABLE(FEATHERLIGHT)K100RT/LT. K75RT. K1100LT. Exceeds original spec. Made by Venhill in UK.)that I'm considering. Does anyone have any experience with it, or should I just stick with the OEM?


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3Back to top Go down    Re: I'm a lucky Rider on Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:56 am

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yes ...and they work very well

have a look at the thread on the clutch lever distortions to the cable retainer ...and breakages encountered ...some times a new lever may help if badly worn as well .

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4Back to top Go down    Re: I'm a lucky Rider on Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:04 am

92KK 84WW Olaf


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Rhodes rash wrote:The sun does smile down occasionally, doesn't it? I think we've all got a tale or two of a lucky quick fix.
I'm in the middle of winter maintenance on my K75RT. My clutch cable is the original one (1991 vintage) and I'm thinking of replacing it with a new one before I have to call on the sun to shine on some dark back road. Moto-bins sells one (CLUTCH CABLE(FEATHERLIGHT)K100RT/LT. K75RT. K1100LT. Exceeds original spec. Made by Venhill in UK.)that I'm considering. Does anyone have any experience with it, or should I just stick with the OEM?

Definitely stick with OEM and make sure you get the little nylon sleeve that goes into the clutch lever. I have had both in my hand, OEM is better. Any my friendly ex BMW man of 30 years also insists on OEM cables. I do have a spare here, its a Venhill and its way thinner than the OEM which we fitted instead. When I put the OEM one and changed the pivot bearing in my clutch became usable with one finger.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: I'm a lucky Rider on Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:53 am

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larrikin wrote:Boy, am I a lucky rider. I went on a run with some friends this morning. After cover about 140ks and a good lunch (lobster and steak) I went to see Mick Dyer* in Penrith (NSW). When Eli was looking at the bike he pulled the clutch in, SNAP, one busted clutch cable. He was able to do a temporary repair.

So after $50 and 45 mintues I was back on the road. I do have to get a new cable very soon.

*Mick Dyer is a BMW mechanic and one of the best.
Certainly a stroke of luck there larrikin. I was lucky with mine last year when it snaped as I pulled into my driveway.... mind you I nearly went thru the garage door.... affraid


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
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6Back to top Go down    Re: I'm a lucky Rider on Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:11 am

92KK 84WW Olaf


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I know that feeling.

Took a family holiday camping in France. Drove home from the ferry port, put the car into reverse to park with the back facing the house to unload all the camping gear. Bang. Timing belt snapped. Usual damage, all covered by warranty as the replacement had been done to schedule at the main dealer. Unloaded the stuff then took a bus to town to pick up the other car I had left parked in a car park.


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7Back to top Go down    I'm a lucky Rider on Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:31 pm

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I'm unhappy with Mick, I bought a "Mick Dyer" Racing T shirt from him in 1997, and it's developed some holes in it this year. I should go back and complain.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: I'm a lucky Rider on Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:17 pm

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So you went for a ride and some bloke broke your clutch cable and then made you pay for him to fix it????

Not sure I want your kind of luck


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9Back to top Go down    Re: I'm a lucky Rider on Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:55 pm

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I could have phone YOU to come and fix it for me for free :-c:


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