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1Back to top Go down   Clutch cable rubber boot replacment Empty Clutch cable rubber boot replacment on Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:51 am

audibob

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I recently changed my clutch cable for a Venhill unit from Motorworks.

The bellows supplied seemed too small so I ordered the Motorworks rubber bellows,  item code CAA25866, and

 then had to find a way to get the boot over the cable barrel.

Using a small length of 13mm copper pipe clamped in my vice,  I used a small set of external  circlip pliers 

to open the end of the bellows, and slide it onto the pipe.

This takes patience, but it will go on the pipe.

It will stretch to the point where you think  it will split, especially at the smaller opening , but it didnt.

I lubed the rest of the pipe to move the bellows to the end ,  slid the pipe with the  bellows over the cable 

and barrel, ensuring the barrel is at the bottom of the cable and then pushed the bellows off the pipe.

Took me longer to fit the bellows than it did to swap the cable itself.

Hope this helps someone

Bob


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Yamaha 90
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Triumph T 140V Bonneville
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2Back to top Go down   Clutch cable rubber boot replacment Empty Re: Clutch cable rubber boot replacment on Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:54 am

Arlina

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Did the same, but first heated the boot in hot water, and used siliconenspray to get the boot in place.


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duck

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I don't worry about that boot. It serves no useful purpose.

I suppose it may help keep the cable from getting wet and rusting but a light coat of grease will take care of that.


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
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4Back to top Go down   Clutch cable rubber boot replacment Empty Re: Clutch cable rubber boot replacment on Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:08 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I think it's just there to make measuring that 75mm distance harder when you do a clutch adjustment.


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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
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