Scooterist Tip #5 – Large frame Vespa clutch cable | WORKSHOP
Thinking outside of the box, ingenuity, or thinking at the end of a clutch cable. Showing our truly global reach (great thing t’internet)! Ginch from Australia let’s us into his little secret regarding Vespa Large frame clutch cables and what a pain in the arse they can be to set up sometimes too!
It’s not very often we get a tip at editorial which complements another, but this one would work quite well with our noggin Scooterist tip #2 published a little while back, so two time and hassle savers for the price of one and it’s all down to you our dear SLUKer!
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Bend me, shape me, crimp me
This is something I’ve done for a few years now. I used to find it difficult to get the clutch cable trunnion close to the clutch arm on my Vespa, then get spanners in to do it up tight. Also, the trunnions can sometimes crimp the wire – and if it’s right next to the lever it can place bending stress on the cable at the crimp.
Hot right hander
This can also be useful when you have a right-hand exhaust fitted, although you may want to remove the plastic cover from the extra portion of outer cable as it tends to rest on the pipe and melt.
Cheers for the tip and photo Ginch, a T-Shirt is on its way.
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