Rocket Clutch Cable Install

Discussion in 'Rocket III Resources' started by 1olbull, Aug 12, 2018 at 9:11 PM.

  1. 1olbull

    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    This is done so seldom one usually forgets how and has to reinvent the wheel.
    After several bar changes, I have bit the bullet and changed out my bars to a set that required lengthening all my wiring and the control cables.

    This long-ass adventure has involved many iterations of routing, connecting, removing, reconnecting both of the throttle cables and the clutch cable before I finally arrived at my sweet spot. I reckon now that I have finally got this stuff straight!

    Just FYI - I thought it may be helpful to offer others what I have found to be the best Clutch Cable install scenario.
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    If folks find this helpful, I shall also do one on the throttle cables.
     
  2. Bedifferent

    BedifferentOld man on a bike

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    Yup...pretty much the way I did mine and will have to do it "again" in a day or two. Went with a plus 2 1/2" extra length this time for the Rivco Risers. The plus
    1 1/2" was tight. I'll have to return it for repair as they failed to put the hard plastic bushing on one of the ferrules

    I believe the Barnett cables are not metric. It seems as though I found the fittings were 5/16" on the adjuster and 7/16" on the nuts. I remember thinking I might have to add those to my tool bag. 13mm would work in a pinch.

    One more thing...It was suggested in a post to remove the side shroud and screen. Good tip! I have noticed on my rockets that the shroud screws like to loosen up over time. I decided to put an ever so small amount of locktight blue on them. I didn't get to aggresive with that because the fittings are fastened to the radiator. You might keep a eye on those screws.
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    You are correct.
    I know the push cable bar end bolt is SAE.

    I also extended my brake line, which is now 3/8 x 24 thread.
     
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    Please post how the 2 1/2 works
     
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    warp9.9Pocałuj mnie w dupę

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    Not Bad I never tried it that way I usually remove the bracket off the clutch cover. but now that I think about it I have never changed one that had the crash bars only with blower kit both with and without inner-cooler.
     
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    When I get it done I'll post the difference between both.
     
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