Clutch cable better mounting yeah!

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by Large Filipino, Feb 14, 2008.

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  1. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Thank you

    Wow this modification works splendidly! I had to use your design instantly. So far two of my bikes have it installed. What a great idea. Thank you! graucho

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  2. Cool! You did yours a little differently with the mount but overall very nice.
    So how about that clutch pull?
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Smooth, smooth, smooth!

    Smooth, smooth, smooth! About 1/3 the effort folks. No kidding. All of my rides-and future rides will have this modification. Cost me $6.45 for the sliding door roller from home depot. (you'll have to tear apart for the roller) $.49c for the adjustable break tensioner fitting, $.25c for the cable end cap (after cutting plastic clutch cable covering to length) $.15c for tiny cable end to stop cable fraying. (From my local bike shop). I had a 4 ft. piece the angled steel already. Thanks again Large! graucho

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  4. I changed my clutch cable today. And then I made a new discovery!

    Pic 1 ~ :shock:

    Pic 2 ~ :shock::shock:

    Pic 3 ~ :shock::shock::shock:

    Pic 4 ~ :cool::cool::cool::cool:

    Pic 5 ~ :grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:

    On the next installment I will do a thing on shaving!

    I timed myself on my watch.
    It takes me 8 seconds to completly remove my clutch cable!

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  5. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    I never cease to be amazed at the ingenuity here. It's a brilliant idea.

    Graucho, what if you just used the adjusting screw that the clutch cable used to run through. Would it fit in the hole you turned up? Now it would have to be angled up for large's new setup.
    I also noticed you have the metal bracket turned around facing out. Advantages? I'm accident prone and see my self slicing my leg on it.

    Large, which cable traded places with the clutch cable? The gears or brakes? Does it matter.

    I'm gonna go stare at my bike and try to guess which part you're gonna improve next.
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  6. I was looking into a choke you can operate on your handlebar but you'll need a spring and it would be too complicated...but it would be nice.
    My clutch cable was originally a used brake cable from a donor bike so I bought a cable set at Wal Mart for under 5 bucks. I just trimed and cut here and there.
    Believe it or not,I used the front derailier cable in the kit. The end looked a bit small but it still works in there. And the easy pull means I'm not worried about failure. And the mount was where the front derailer cable used to go. I had removed it a while back.
    Sadly,nothing would interchange. I mean if I was to get stranded,I could still use the cable in my tool pouch,and would keep the cable housing.
    But at this point I really don't think anything would break.
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  7. will_start

    will_start Member

    Well done Large. I may try that mod someday.

    On the subject of a choke,
    As my motor was not running real well I'd have to constantly choke adjust whilst riding one handed. Then the choke adjust started going loose.

    I have given thought to changing the choke to a handle-bar version.
    I've even got a spare set of gears ready for the task.
    Just a matter of working out the way it wants to work....hmm....
    (sounds of ticking wheels in my head)

    However, I did make myself a choke adjuster using a vernier caliper that raised the choke
    just under the cross bar, so that I could hold the cross bar between my legs
    with my thumb and palm and with two fingers adjust the choke.

    If you check this vid, it shows a picture of it.
    The caliper cost me $3 from a shop in Australia
    called The Warehouse.

    I'm now thinking of ways to connect a standard bike gear changer
    to the caliper setup.


    Will Start.
  8. Hey that's pretty cool! Thanks for the kind words in PM,btw.

    I was thinking too that's all we really need. A bigger handle on the choke so with thick gloves you can fiddle with it without looking away from the road.

    I originally had a gear shifter on my handlebar then the cable to the choke. That lever you can actually spread the handle so it's flattened out then get a brake nut with that little hole for your cable and tighten her down. Then I find that without a spring I can get to choke up but not down where I want it to be once we get it going. Then I routed it under so the cable points up. At least this way we can unchoke it while riding.
    But that choke handle is on a weak pivot and I could just see that handle falling off with fatique.
    I gave up with that idea for now.

    Back on that clutch mod,I improved on the anti theft,especially if your bike will be unatended for a while.
    Remove the clutch cable,store in your tool pouch,bring it all with you.
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  9. Papasaun

    Papasaun Guest

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  10. AAAAHHH!!!!! That's it!

    The spring on the cable. That mount.


    THANK YOU!!!
  11. hackman

    hackman Guest

    My Clutch :)

    Hi Everyone,

    Just Thought i would post my new clutch setup.
    I loved the post so much i just had to ride down to my local bunnings (huge hardware out let in Au) to get the parts i required. i ride every where on my bike so this sounded like a real useful mod. Had a test ride wow it feels different :grin: Took around 1 hr to build still requires a few tweaks.

    Click on Pic to see full album :)

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  12. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Nice Hackman. Did you fabricate that cable lock on the clutch lever?
  13. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    This is exactly what I love about MBc. Everyone contributes a little at a time, getting a little better at a time. Then slowly, bit by bit we strive for perfection. Thanks to Large Filipino for sparking this great idea. graucho
  14. Thanks graucho! I have this warm feeling inside when I see that idea done in Australia no way this could have been possible without MBc!
    Yea that cable lock looks stock. Way cool for no losing that little stop nut.
  15. will_start

    will_start Member

    the Bunnings Kit.

    hey hackman, when I saw your pic, I recognised that angle bracket stuff from Bunnings myself, and then read you bought your kit there, which made me larf.:evil:

    Did you buy the wheel and bolts etc from Bunnings too ?

    If so, could you let me know which aisle's as I can never find
    anything there. They all look the same after a while, 60 aisles of
    bits and pieces you're so tempted to buy...

    my 1.5 cents worth.:rolleyes:

  16. cooltoy

    cooltoy Member

    You desreve a lot of credit for that large Phil. That is how it should have come in the first place. I'd bet that that wheel gives you a bit of "gearing" making it so easy.
    Ten points for you guy, way to go!
  17. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    That's Class,
    nothing much more can be said. It's do-able and the parts are readily available, neat and effective.
  18. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    brilliant idea! I'm off to go build one right now! probably going to have to make a roller though, nice wood one most likely. I'll put some pictures up soon.
    Well thats my 2 pence worth (what does that even mean? keep hearing you americans saying it lol)
  19. will_start

    will_start Member

    hey fastboy9,

    you can see mine above for a translation,

    thats with an Australian Currency Conversion applied. :cool:

  20. grndslm

    grndslm Guest

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