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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF-R15 version 2.0

    Cables are consumables that should be changed periodically, trying Jugaads to extend their life is simply pointless, but sadly it's one of those things that people only learn after it bites them in the ass when they least expect it to.
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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF-R15 version 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    A couple of pointers I'd like to add; if the throttle cable is too tight and you hear a crunching or twisting sound when you twist the throttle, it can mean that the throttle wire sheath is kinked and the the strands are already coming apart, this would mean, your cable can snap at any time. Lubing it too can and will give temporary relief, but it's wise to replace a throttle cable that's extremely tight. The tightness would mean, it's slowly starting to weaken on the inside. I'd recommend replacing both the pull and push cables, for peace of mind.

    The stock cable of the R15 have a black sheath are extremely resistant to corrosion and what not, beautiful cables. But, wear and tear will eventually weaken the joint near the cable bob and can lead to snapping.

    Cheers!
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    Thank you for the advise sir.
    Will get it replaced this weekend.
    I just wanted to make sure that there is no DIY that might work.
    You see this comes from my father who still owns a 1988 Bajaj chetak and has still kept it working after 30 years. We are DIY guys.
    Thank you again for the advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinprakas View Post
    Cables are consumables that should be changed periodically, trying Jugaads to extend their life is simply pointless, but sadly it's one of those things that people only learn after it bites them in the ass when they least expect it to.
    Why all the negativity man.
    I just wanted to make sure that there is nothing I can do at home to salvage and increase the life of the cable.
    I tried some things which did not work, so thought of seeking advise from my elder borthers.
    Isn't Xbhp for this purpose? Aren't we here to learn from others and share our experiences? (both success and failures)
    At least I am.

    Oh and by the way I also spray WD40 at my switch gear, so it may not rust and I don't have to replace it.
    I also clean and lube my chain , so I don't have to replace the chain and sprocket set.
    I would like to thank my legs for supporting me, my arms for being always by my side and my fingers; I could always count on them.

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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF-R15 version 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Ankey View Post

    Oh and by the way I also spray WD40 at my switch gear, so it may not rust and I don't have to replace it.
    I am having issue with engine kill switch.. how to lube it with WD40..??

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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF-R15 version 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by slevynhawk View Post
    I am having issue with engine kill switch.. how to lube it with WD40..??
    Buy Electrical Contact Cleaner rather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slevynhawk View Post
    I am having issue with engine kill switch.. how to lube it with WD40..??
    Use the nozzle that comes with it and spray from the top, some will be wasted but some will hit the target.
    Then insert the nozzle inside the headlight toggle switch and spray liberal amount, keep flicking the switches on and off to get rid of the rust, and you will see the difference.
    Repeat again in a week. Do this every 2-3 months along with regular maintenance and you will never face rusting issues.

    If the problem is not resolved, only three screws hold the switch gear assembly, open them, and it will split into 2 halves, then spray WD40 properly everywhere and clean with cotton tip ear buds to remove rust. then spray again and close the unit.
    I would like to thank my legs for supporting me, my arms for being always by my side and my fingers; I could always count on them.

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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF-R15 version 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Ankey View Post
    Why all the negativity man.
    I just wanted to make sure that there is nothing I can do at home to salvage and increase the life of the cable.
    I tried some things which did not work, so thought of seeking advise from my elder borthers.
    Isn't Xbhp for this purpose? Aren't we here to learn from others and share our experiences? (both success and failures)
    At least I am.
    I was just trying to save you from the pain of making your own mistakes, and I know as I've had to ride 300 km's with a snapped clutch cable before I could spot a SVC to source a replacement.

    And let me tell, in spite of riding on the interstate it wasn't a pleasant experience.

    Oh and by the way I also spray WD40 at my switch gear, so it may not rust and I don't have to replace it.
    Pointless IMHO, the wires go hard and crack before anything inside the switch gear actually rusts.

    And I have a 5 year old motorcycle that has been left out in the rain quite a bit yet still on the stock switch sets to prove so.

    Plus, do a cost analysis and you'd come to realize that it only costs about 10 cans or less of WD40 to actually buy a new pair of switch sets, so is it really worth it?

    Who knows! Maybe I'm missing something.

    I also clean and lube my chain , so I don't have to replace the chain and sprocket set.
    If chain life is what you seek then quit whatever comes in a can and go for good old gear oil, heck you can even skip the pointless cleaning part, personally last time I bothered to clean a chain was in 2011, its documented here somewhere in this forum.

    My current chain set is 25k km's old and has about 75% life left as it has been adjusted only once, my fellow friends and enthusiasts with the same motorcycle change the set in 10~20k km's. And I'm the hardest when it comes to the throttle and heaviest when it comes to the saddle, so go figure.

    My intention is never to deter your confidence, just trying to tell you that overdoing things is not ideal and has been proven by many on this forum itself who haul ass cross country.

    Cheers, Ride Safe,
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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF-R15 version 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Ankey View Post
    Use the nozzle that comes with it and spray from the top, some will be wasted but some will hit the target.
    Then insert the nozzle inside the headlight toggle switch and spray liberal amount, keep flicking the switches on and off to get rid of the rust, and you will see the difference.
    Repeat again in a week. Do this every 2-3 months along with regular maintenance and you will never face rusting issues.

    If the problem is not resolved, only three screws hold the switch gear assembly, open them, and it will split into 2 halves, then spray WD40 properly everywhere and clean with cotton tip ear buds to remove rust. then spray again and close the unit.

    Thanks will keep it as a reference for next time as I have got it done from SVC this time along with other work..

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