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Old 12-14-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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1985 BMW K100 clutch cable help.

Changing out broken clutch cable. I have taped old to new and threaded up to the front of the speedo, but there it sits. There does not appear to be enough room to pull it through. I have used silicone and grease to no avail. Help appreciated.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:50 AM   #2
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fiche

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...7&rnd=04282014

Check the link above to see the fiche and you'll see the difference in a low and high bar cable.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:51 PM   #3
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Assuming you can pull the cable back out do the following:

Tape the end of a length of thick string - approximately the same width as the cable - to the cable end you have just pulled through to the gauges.

Mark the string at intervals to determine length.

Pull the new cable back out with the attached string now marking the path.

Measure the length of string from clutch lever to clutch to determine whether the issue is too short a cable or if you have a misrouted cable.

If the cable you bought is the correct length you may have no other choice but to start removing parts and see what is going on or start over and maybe you will get lucky.
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