Motorbike Cables.

Suzuki GSXR

Motorbike cables need regular maintenance to get perfect riding for the owner.Motorcycles used to have accelerator, clutch, speedo meter cables and front drum brake cables fitted from the handle bar through levers. The accelerator cable is connected to the throttle needle of the carburetor while the clutch cable is connected to the clutch plate system. Likewise the front drum brake is too connected with the cable, if the model is fitted with drum brake. All these cables are manufactured in standard length and you don't need to cut their lengths. So when you are going to replace them, you must provide the brand of the motorcycle and the model number to get the correct cable.

Also there used to be seat lock release under the motorcycle seat.cable. When you have time just lubricate it and the moving parts with light grease.

These motorbike cables are made of steel wires and placed in a durable plastic tubes with both ends fitted with safety balls locks.

They play an important role in the control of the engine and speed and braking. So you too must take care of them. Whenever you are visiting your mechanic make sure that he is lubricating them for smooth operation. Otherwise dust and rust will accumulate between the cable and the rubber hose, and you will have to use more power to move them. Some time the cables may break in to two pieces, when you are riding motorcycle. Even some people had problem with the speed as the accelerator cable didn't go back to its normal position due to rust formed between the hose and the cable. These kinds of problems occour to the people, who used to live near to sea side or used to travel by it.

So when the cables are becoming sticky, it is necessary to lubricate them with regular intervals for smooth operation of your motorcycle.

Most of the time these clutch cables used to get tougher and they difficult to be operated when compared to the newly installed cables. So they need more lubrication than the accelerator cable and the front drum brake cables on any of the motorbikes.
Anti corrosive spray and liquids are good to clean the rust inside of the motorcycle cables. WD-40 like brands are good for this.

So when you are going to visit your motorbike mechanic remember to lubricate the following cables that are in your motorcycle.

  • Accelerator cable.
  • Clutch cable.
  • Speedo meter cable.
  • Front drum brake cable.

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Motorcycle Cables

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