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    Cars in France, once they are 4 years old, have to inspected every 2 years. Bikes & Scooters (motos), never!

    They found that .05% of motos involved in accidents would have failed a road-worthiness test.


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    Re: Clutch cable failed

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
    The Ministry requires an annual vehicle maintenance check? By the dealer? Is that expensive? We don't do that in Idaho, but maybe some East Coast states do. Anyone in the US or Canada have that requirement too?

    We do have a semi-annual vehicle (not motorcycle) emissions test though.

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    In Maine an annual inspection is required and is done by a dealer or licensed repair shop.
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    Re: Clutch cable failed

    Pennsylvania requires an annual safety inspection for cars and cycles, done by licensed repair facilities.

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    Re: Clutch cable failed

    Interestingly, even though they put a temporary cable on when mine broke, which took about an hour, then they replaced that with the proper cable today which took about an hour, they only charged me for 30 minutes labour.

    Not only that, they did the temporary repair immediately without an appointment and today they arranged their schedule so they could work on my bike first.

    Brilliant Service! S, if you're in the Paris (France) region and need assistance Outsider at Montlhery is the place to go.

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    I'll put 'em on my list of good dealers for the next time I'm there.
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    Wow....I remember the days when clutch cables failed on a much more regular basis....but they were cheep to replace. I use a kit to lube mine about every three years but most of my miles are road miles....
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    Re: Clutch cable failed

    I will venture an educated guess that a clutch cable breaking close to the lever means the ball end was not lubricated so rather than swivel in the socket that is part of the lever, it forced the cable to bend every time the clutch lever was pulled back. Cleaning and applying grease to that socket is part of my winter maintenance routine. :-)

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    Re: Clutch cable failed

    Dirtflier, Good, but wrong guess.

    It broke about 4" or so from the lever and the cable was still oily as I oil it fairly regularly, usually when I need to adjust the clutch a little. Also the bike is serviced by the main dealer between 3-4 times a year so, I assume, they'll oil the cable as part of the service. I do between 20,000 & 24,000 miles a year mostly city commuting. I change gear constantly (I go through boots on, nearly, a two yearly basis usually from a hole in the left sole above the gear lever!). I think, after 87,000 miles, it was just fatigue that got the better of it and the mechanic said the same.

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    John,

    After the initial failior and repair going so well did you burchase a LOTO ticket?

    eldon

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