Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: 1982 900ss, North Island, New Zealand
Clutch cable routing - 900ss
I'm moving along nicely with my rebuild and have another minor query.
This is to do with clutch cable routing... and maybe the choke cable as well while we're at it.
In the attached images one can see where my clutch cable currently goes. It's a bit tight. The clutch is obviously very heavy to pull and this is not helped by the tight bend where it leaves the lever and heads rearwards past the right clip-on bolts.
When the tank is on, the bend is even tighter. The cable goes down through the tank cutaway in the middle and follows the chassis top bar until it dives under that tube and out the left side. It works, but I'd prefer to see the cable coming straight out of the adjuster without a kink.
I've seen variations on other bikes, some seemingly with longer cables, where it avoids the central tunnel entirely and goes out around the fork and back underneath the tubes past the vertical head instead, sometimes forming a large loop sticking way out the left side.
I'm just wondering how this is typically routed on other 900ss' here?
My front choke cable also goes up into the tunnel under the tank, just on the left side. This is not really problematic, but it does put more pressure on the cable than it needs, and definitely adds more drag to the operation. Same question here - How have you guys got yours set up?