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Old 05-01-2007, 08:25 PM   #1
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Aftermarket clutch perch for lc4 Adventure?

I've got a 2002 ktm adventure that is on it's third clutch cable in 12K miles. Sure, they are easy to replace and I now ride with two cables zip tied next to each other but I find the poor design of the KTM clutch perch annoying and am considering replacing it. I don't want to go hydraulic and am wondering what aftermarket clutch perches people have tried. Looks like a Works Connection or ASV might add a bit of bling along with functionality.

Anybody using one of them?
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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Man, where is the cable failing? All of my LC4s have the original clutch cables on them. I'm assuming you have the stock Domino perch (with the concentrically located compression release)?

Are you greasing the barell where it goes into the lever? It wants to pivot there, not bend. If it's dry, it will bend the cable over and over at that point, eventually causing a failure.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:13 PM   #3
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Man, where is the cable failing?
I should post a picture. I caught this one before it actually broke. I saw a single strand poking loose right at the top of the housing. Took the cable off and slid the housing back to find it totally shredded inside.

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Are you greasing the barell where it goes into the lever?
It broke farther down the cable than that. To be honest I don't really pay a lot of attention to my cables. I guess it's that I've put a lot more miles than this on other bikes and never had problems with cables breaking.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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I wonder if they changed suppliers. Mine are: 1996, 1997 and 1999.

That is odd. I've never had a cable fail inside the housing like that (on any bike). Now ya' got me worried about what to do when/if mine wear out.
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:31 PM   #5
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'02 640a, 18.5K miles.
Just changed the clutch cable. It was in perfect shape.
I oil it every 2K miles up at the perch and at the engine.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:23 AM   #6
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Let me ask this then. How much lateral (up and down) play is there in your clutch lever? I've got a good inch to inch and a half of lateral movement in the clutch lever which just makes the clutch feel sloppy and I always figured contributed to my clutch cable issues.

Is this normal or do I have a gravity customized clutch perch?
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