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V7 III seat release cable rubbing on tyre

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Refulgent, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Refulgent

    Refulgent Riding not rusting

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    Just back from a ride and chanced to look under the rear mudguard and spotted the seat release cable had been touching the rear tyre whenever the suspension compressed. Checked under the seat thinking I might be able to pull the extra slack up under the seat but to do so would make the route rather acute and cause problems down the line. Best thing would be to remove the seat catch and trim the cable length - another little job for tomorrow! Might be worth checking to see whether you have a similar issue. seat cable wear.jpg
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I'd drill a couple small holes in the plastic piece above and lift it up using a wire tie. You can then seal the holes with some RTV, Also yu may need to increase preload on the rear shock, or lose weight:wasntme:.
     
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    davewrites Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    That does not look like the underside of my 2018 V7 III. And I can't expect that any wires or cables would be exposed to potential wear under normal circumstances for this very reason. Your photo looks like a recall waiting to happen.

    Are you the original owner? Was the factory rear fender removed or replaced as part of a tail tidy up?
     
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    V7 Dreaming Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Look like something is missing.
    There are screw and washer which hold the cable in place under rear fender.
     
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    Refulgent Riding not rusting

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    No, it's mine from new Feb 2020, so as it came from the dealer.
     
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    Refulgent Riding not rusting

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    Here's what I did to solve the problem. I drilled a 10mm hole about 25mm below the square aperture through which the cable originally came through and re-routed it through there to effectively take out some slack without making a tortuous route which may have caused the inner to bind and become stiff to operate.

    Originally I had expected to shorten the cable itself but both ends had captive nipples and I didn't have any means to re-do them if cut off. It just meant removing the cable at the key end pulling it out of the square aperture and re-threading through the new hole.

    Yes, I know it's dirty. I hadn't realised just how many ways there is for dirt to enter under the seat, side panels etc. I think I'll start filling in as many holes as possible as my waterproof trousers, which just fit in the underseat area, were equally dirty.

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    Refulgent Riding not rusting

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    The only screw under my fender is on the opposite side right at the top and nowhere near this cable, and it secures a wiring loom. No sign of anything missing. My bike is a Stone LED which has a plastic fender, perhaps other models which have different fenders utilise better fixing for the cable.
     
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    V7 Dreaming Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Sorry, you are right. My mistake. I can't remember since I replaced it with aluminium fender.
    But this is what it should be. There is a seat release cable holder like this.

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    Sorry for sending you dirty pics. :p
     

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