Join Date: May 2019
Location: Travel full time
The speedo cable is easy to grease. When I just did my first front tire change, I had easy access to it. It can be pulled right out of the jacket, and rubbed with grease gun grease and reinstalled. And grease to the lower part that spins on the wheel also.
JC Witney, used to, and maybe still douse, sell a cable kit where you just get the inside part and cut it to needed amount.
I had a 1991 Harley that with the amount of bends in the cable, for some reason kept breaking the inside part that spins. Cant remember how, but I found the replacement inside part there. The kawi, just uses the cable with no ends. The kit came with a couple different ends to crimp on and a 1 time use crimping thingy.
A person can also fabricate your own clutch cable with using a cable, and ( cant remember what they are called ) but, collars, I think called, from what is used in RC airplanes, look up RC parts catalog and you can find them. They have different sizes and have a hole in middle and are round, with a allen screw in the middle to tighten down over a rod or cable. perfect for the long haul trip. Usually the clutch cable breaks at the lever, and could be saved on roadside with this temp, to perm fix. Would, could be same thing to save the throttle cable on both ends also.
( for 10 things I mess up, I get one keeper idea. )