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Thread: Easier Clutch Cable Replacement All Early Kbikes

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    Easier Clutch Cable Replacement All Early Kbikes

    Just a tip:

    The most difficult (frustrating, time consuming, PITA) part of changing the clutch cable on any early K (K1, K75, K100, K1100) is feeding the lower accordion boot through the too small hole in the tranny. There is NO reason for that hole to be that small. So everytime I have someones tranny out for a spline lube or tranny repair I enlarge the hole. It only takes a few minutes (less time than it takes to feed the boot through).

    First take a 9/16" (Silver and Deming)drill and enlarge the forwardmost hole. Then follow with a 5/8" drill. Since it is not a complete hole (interupted cut) you need to be carefull that it doesn't bite in. Use high speed with a VERY light feed and drill more vertical than the angled hole actually is, to keep from biting in. Follow again with an 11/16" drill.

    It makes removing and installing the cable a breeze from then on! Remember, don't touch the rear most hole where the cable actually seats! This MUST remain the standard size.

    cable hole 1.jpgcable hole 2.jpg

    Last edited by 98lee; 08-15-2017 at 12:32 AM.

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