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post #1 of 6 Old 04-08-2013, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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So I recently bought a 2012 KLR and during my first 25 miles I notice that turning the steering right to left, right to left while manuvering the bike out of the garage or at a stand still this annoying squeeke rubbing noise is heard; it's commng from the clutch calble rubbing on the middle steering frame. I went ahead and disconnected the cable at the lever and routed the cable thru a empty clamp i found in the front of the steering frame. I am questioning if my cable was not properly routed during assembly; is this the correct routing? Anyways the squeek is very much now gone but now when I park the bike in the lock position the cable becomes pinched. Anyother time obiously is not a problem . I am wondering if anyone else has had this issue . Thanks for any inputs
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-08-2013, 06:58 PM
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Most of the cables were wired wrong when I bought my bike new from the stealership. Most of them are still wrong.

Pinching is no good, though.




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Yes mine was the same way. I also had problems with the steering lock.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-09-2013, 08:55 AM
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I seem to have an unused clamp/bracket up there that my cable runs past instead of through. I didn't have any issues, so just left it that way, but always figured that bracket was there for a reason.



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yep mine did too i rerouted mine when i installed the Rox risers and went away ..

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-09-2013, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Well today I went back and unrouted the cable back to the original way it was only because I don't like the cable pinched in the steering lock position. I guess I'll think of something else to make this noise go away.
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