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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2001, 09:41 AM
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Zuke Clutch Cable swap/upgrade

I was reading someone else's post about their zuke eating clutch cables. I had one go on the trail and my spare was a dud!

I ended up getting a SideKick cable from Kerri Wittig.

The kick cable is a WAY BETTER design. The cable is like an e-brake cable, a spiral steel jacket design. NOT long thin strands held together by a plastic coating, like the stock zuke cable.

The kick cable was about 2" shorter but there was still plenty of room for it.

The fire wall mouting was 100% the same and the Tranny end also was 100% same (the jam nuts were bigger OD)

Also might be easier to source at the local parts store, we hit all 3 stores in Hazleton and none had a stock zuke cable which forced me to seek a new solution...

FWIW: I will be putting some sort of heat insulating jacket, around the cable as I think the heat off my header might not be helping things. Even in the stock location the header just throws so much heat when creeping along a trail for 8 hours.

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-mike

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Re: Zuke Clutch Cable swap/upgrade

Very, VERY good tech tip. I'm sure many will love to hear this news. Ad you are right, getting parts for Kicks/Tracks is way easier too.

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Re: Zuke Clutch Cable swap/upgrade

A definite good one Mike! I wonder what Suzuki charges for the Kick clutch cable? Or maybe the aftermarket Kick cables are better than the Samurai aftermarket ones?
I made a "heat shield" using heater hose that I wrapped with aluminum tape to prevent the heat from the headers from damaging the cable sheathing.
What year Kick cable did you use?
Good deal!!!!!

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