So I bought new lines to accomadate the new height of my bars and when it came to my clutch cable it appears that for some awful reason I'm unable to adjust the cable correctly. It's too sloppy and loose. Not tight. Can someone explain to me me what I may be missing?
Yes it can be too long. Hopefully I can explain. The outer sleeve can be any length, wrap it around the bike if you want. The important measurement is the free length measurement, see pictures. The free length is the amount the inner cable slides in and out of the outer casing. Slide the inner cable all the way to one end to measure. If the free length is short there will not be sufficient travel to operate the clutch. If the free length is too long there will be too much cable to adjust tight enough to operate clutch. Measure the free length of old and compare to new one. If they are the same, within 1 to 1.5mm the cable is correct. The attachment at the clutch end is a fixed distance and all adjustments is at the lever using the threaded cable end into lever and locking with thumb screw. Should be a bit of free play at lever, see photo. This is always difficult to explain without showing, so hopefully it made sense.
2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic