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V7 Clutch Cable R & R--HELP!

Al Stalgis

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Well after now even removing the lever it does not give me the reach necessary, I can't even get it on the adjuster let alone into the lever or anything else. not sure if maybe the wrong size was delivered or if maybe something else is missing
 

GTM®

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Well after now even removing the lever it does not give me the reach necessary, I can't even get it on the adjuster let alone into the lever or anything else. not sure if maybe the wrong size was delivered or if maybe something else is missing
It was the correct part # I believe. Check the bag, should be # 2B001201
 

Al Stalgis

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yeah, I'd assumed the part was right, I'm sure theres something I'm missing. For the life of me cannot figure out what though, looked for other videos on the clutch replacement but everything I've found is for other brands that the cable seems completely different from this one.
 

Al Stalgis

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Well, through a whole lot of trial and error I managed to get the cable fitted, but now it seems my battery died while not in use somehow and the seat release isn't functioning, working on bikes is truly wonderful haha. At least i hope its the battery.
 

scottmastrocinque

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Also, I never remove an existing cable until I lay the new cable in precisely the exact same path of travel. You’d be amazed how a very slight deviation in path, can make a huge difference in slack.
 

john zibell

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I haven't done a v7 yet. On other Guzzis I just hook it up on top and use a bar to lever in the clutch arm enough to put the cable in.
That works on a big block 5 speed, and is how I do them. Now not so much on the small block bikes as the clutch arm isn't very accessible.
 

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That works on a big block 5 speed, and is how I do them. Now not so much on the small block bikes as the clutch arm isn't very accessible.
John, they moved the arm to a much nicer and exposed position starting with the 2016 V7 Mk II, and it thankfully remains to date.
 

Al Stalgis

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Also, I never remove an existing cable until I lay the new cable in precisely the exact same path of travel. You’d be amazed how a very slight deviation in path, can make a huge difference in slack.
I had thought of the same and tied the new cable to the end of the old cable with some string so it takes the same path as I pulled the old one out
 

john zibell

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John, they moved the arm to a much nicer and exposed position starting with the 2016 V7 Mk II, and it thankfully remains to date.
Thanks Todd for the information. New bikes are rare in my area. Mostly older iron.
 
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