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cowboy 03-02-2005 05:36 AM

Clutch cable leak ?
Got a 99 FXSTC, and the braided metal clutch cable drips a bit.
I've been told this is typical, because the braid doesn't crimp well into
the fitting .....

Other than getting a new cable is there any fix to this ?
I was thinking of some way to seal or coat the bottom 16" (coming out of
the tranny).
Maybe with black shrink fit or something.
Any ideas ?

chesshirecat 03-05-2005 05:58 AM

Clutch cable
That is not recomended cowboy.... NOOOOO not at all. Braided lines are pretty... but a pain in the arse... I have never heard of a way to stop the problem you speak of... but covering the fitting and line in shrink wrap is a no no. (The oil will only make it's way out eventually anyway.) If ya don't want to do the cleanup... change the cable.


FatBoyRider 03-06-2005 07:20 AM

Just get a new clutch cable......they arn't very expensive.

FBR :cool:

cowboy 03-07-2005 05:12 AM

Why is it bad to cover in shrink wrap ??
I'm talking about doing the last 10-12" as it goes into the tranny.
The highest water level .....

Ya the cost of the cable isn't much, is this something that can be
done at home, or does it have to go to the shop i.e., need special tools etc...

FatBoyRider 03-07-2005 05:24 AM

You can do it at home it's will need to get a new tranny side cover gasket, and new gear oil as you will have to drain it to change the cable.

FBR :cool:

cowboy 03-07-2005 05:38 AM

thanks , any trick to getting it adjusted after the install.

HeavyDuty 03-07-2005 06:12 AM

Make sure you have it adjusted before you put the dipstick back in or you could snap it off inside. If you have a service manual it should walk you through the steps. It's pretty easy.

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