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    RLCJ1 New Member

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    I have a 2008 kingpin I bought 6 months ago. The clutch cable had been replaced before I bought it. I've put around 1500 miles since and the clutch cable just broke again.
    I have read that the clutch is very stiff on our machines but 1500 miles between cable changes seems excessive.
    Anyone else have any cable issues?
    I ordered a new one from lloyds and a "easy shift" mechanism. I also ordered new levers. Hope this helps.
     
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    I had a 07 KP Tour and never had a clutch cable issue. I carried a Sav Ur Ride as a spare but never needed it.

    I never found my clutch harder than other bikes so I would guess whoever replaced it before you got it did something wrong.
     
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    Mine was pretty stiff. It didn't pull smooth either.
    It pulls harder than my 80 KZ with HD springs did.
    At least it broke in my driveway :)
     
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    I have an 08 kingpin and my clutch cable snapped at 7k and again at 15 k. I now have the save ur ride cable for when it snaps again, and will try to find s hydrolic clutch to resolve this issue.
    Seems to be a pretty common issue that year.

    I believe Barrett makes an upgraded clutch cable that’s much beefier that may also resolve the issue
     
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    Did yours snap close to the handlebar lever end? Make sure there isn't any burs or sharp edges and keep both ends greased. Barnett cables seem to be heavier and smoother. The easy clutch arm will lessen the load on the cable but be careful they will smoke clutch if not adjusted properly.
     
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    Depending on where it snapped, it could be a couple of things. The cable can rub against the lever causing it to break at the lever. I thought the lever change in 08 fixed that. If it broke near the lever at the primary, make sure the cable is centered and lubed. You can put a rubber o-ring around the barrel on one side to center the cable and keep it from rubbing the lever. Maintenance is key to preventing the cable from breaking at a random time.
     
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    Definitely get yourself one of the Sav U Ride cables. They are easy to install at the side of the road, less to worry about on a long ride. After you've broken one so quickly, that can get in your head and make you worry about it.

    I had the same issue with my 07 Jackpot and the wife's 07 Hammer. We went through the first few cables quickly, but haven't since.
     
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    Sorry son long for the reply.
    Thanx everyone for chiming in.
    My old cable snapped at the lever and was very hard to pull. Upon disassembley I could see how the old cable was ran incorrectly.
    I've since installed a Barnett cable , Kuryakin lever and an easy shift. It's smooth as butter now. I can pull it with one finger.
    I did check for burrs and lube everything good putting it together.
    The easy shift I adjusted to about 1/16" play.
    So far working great. Thanks for everyone's input.
    Now I have to wonder what other goofy stuff the previous owner did to it
    Time will tell.
     
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    Be careful with the easy clurch. Known to cause burnt clutches because they are a ***** to get adjusted correctly AND consistently .
     

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