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 Post subject: Clutch cable trick
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:17 am 
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As the title says, this is a way to get an extra 2 to 3mm of Clutch Cable travel....which equates to more than that Clutch Pedal travel.
It's puting a wide band heater hose clamp on the outer part of the plastic shell for the rubber insulator......it compresses quite a bit when the pedal is depressed, the hose clamp helps to stop the compressing so far.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable trick
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:29 am 
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Great idea, ill be grabing a hose clamp on the way home today and doing this!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable trick
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:35 pm 
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Will give that a shot :).

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable trick
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:58 am 
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Great idea!

- another thing worth doing especially for those with hard heavy duty clutches is to put a small clamp round the clip that attaches the cable to the pedal arm - ie. it's a sort of saddle clip with hole and slot that u slip the swaged ball on the end of the cable into and then the other end slips over the pedal arm pin and a retaining clip is put thru the pedal arm pin to retain it. There are bushes in that pedal arm pin end - were yellow on mine.

Anyhoo, what can happen is that the loading from that cable ball against the inside of the clip works to try and spread the slot - so the clip can end up breaking open and letting go the cable. A small clamp round the clip to counter that spreading might save you from "Bang! - no clutch" some day...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable trick
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Interesting idea, going to have to give this a try.

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable trick
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Greenmachine wrote:
Great idea!

- another thing worth doing especially for those with hard heavy duty clutches is to put a small clamp round the clip that attaches the cable to the pedal arm - ie. it's a sort of saddle clip with hole and slot that u slip the swaged ball on the end of the cable into and then the other end slips over the pedal arm pin and a retaining clip is put thru the pedal arm pin to retain it. There are bushes in that pedal arm pin end - were yellow on mine.

Anyhoo, what can happen is that the loading from that cable ball against the inside of the clip works to try and spread the slot - so the clip can end up breaking open and letting go the cable. A small clamp round the clip to counter that spreading might save you from "Bang! - no clutch" some day...


When I had My EF I made replacement clip out of 20x12mm flat bar. Made it a little shorter to put the cable adjuster back in the middle of it's range. The other thing I did was remove the rubber damper from the end of the clutch fork and made it solid. With those simple changes it's was like a different car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable trick
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:06 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
Greenmachine wrote:
Great idea!

- another thing worth doing especially for those with hard heavy duty clutches is to put a small clamp round the clip that attaches the cable to the pedal arm - ie. it's a sort of saddle clip with hole and slot that u slip the swaged ball on the end of the cable into and then the other end slips over the pedal arm pin and a retaining clip is put thru the pedal arm pin to retain it. There are bushes in that pedal arm pin end - were yellow on mine.

Anyhoo, what can happen is that the loading from that cable ball against the inside of the clip works to try and spread the slot - so the clip can end up breaking open and letting go the cable. A small clamp round the clip to counter that spreading might save you from "Bang! - no clutch" some day...


When I had My EF I made replacement clip out of 20x12mm flat bar. Made it a little shorter to put the cable adjuster back in the middle of it's range. The other thing I did was remove the rubber damper from the end of the clutch fork and made it solid. With those simple changes it's was like a different car.

What is the purpose of the clutch fork dampener? I had one snap the roll pin and tear the metal piece strait out of the rubber bush...

Seems to me that, with reducing all this give, you could potentially take a fair wack of throw from the pedal making changes faster and more than likely give it a better feel.
Glad to have had this brought to my attention.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch cable trick
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:40 pm 
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The Clutch Fork Damper is so you don't get vibes through the cable when the pedal is depressed.....remember the release bearing is always in contact with the fingers on the pressure plate.

 

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