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Clutch cable length.

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Hi all,

         What is the correct clutch cable length for a Commando with standard european bars? Have been using 51", but is it right?

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As long as it doesn't get tight when you swing the forks to full lock right or left then it seems to me to be correct.

Any other input?

Mike

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Try and use the longest cable that fits, looks OK, as it will enable better radius bends when fitted. Run a spare at the same time. 

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Worth looking on the venhill website for this kind of info.

Their site says UK bars are 51 inch. USA bars 56 inch.

I used the 51 inch with semi western bars and length was good.

Routing is really important - mine was initially routed through head steady and seemed too short.

I found the following diagram useful.

Clutch cable route makes a noticeable difference to clutch action.

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Thanks Steve, that diagram looks interesting. I have routed mine through the wiring grommet under the seat. The diagram shows it going over the frame loop. I shall have a look at re-routing it tonight, as I cannot go to the pub (sigh).

The reason I asked is because it looked slightly long & it was for Western bars. I did read somewhere that the right length was 48", but A&N & RGM do either 51 or 46". 

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I have just replaced the lower Interstate bars for the higher semi-western bars just a couple of days ago. All the stock cables were sufficiently long enough to fit with ample clearance. This included the brake hose. 

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hello i buy cable on wenhill and it is ok on Europe version of handle bars

Tomas

 

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Well, I followed the diagram on Steve's post & it seems very good.

Thanks everyone, worth asking.

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In reply to by gary_knowles1

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… that 46" is OK for European bars.

My bike came with annoying Western bars, and the 51" cable was an embarrassment when I swapped to sensible bars.

 

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