clutch cable routing

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a while ago, someone posted some sort of factory sketch or drawing on how the clutch cable routes through the frame. can't seem to find it through the search function, so can anyone repost? TIA
 

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a while ago, someone posted some sort of factory sketch or drawing on how the clutch cable routes through the frame. can't seem to find it through the search function, so can anyone repost? TIA
Check this post:
 
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Joe,
I think the INOA routing is better and putting the cable through the top head steady is an unnecessary bend. One loose cable tie to keep the cable in while you drop the tank on is all you need IMO.

 

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The INOA pic posted above by Steve is how I do it. So long as you’re careful when fitting the tank, no cable ties are needed, just ensure the cable is sitting above the front tank support and is not trapped as you lower the tank. With the tank in place, the cable can’t go anywhere, but is free to flex giving a nice lever action.

A loose cable tie, as suggested by Steve, may help tank with tank fitting if needed. But I believe the most important thing to remember with clutch cable routing (on virtually any bike) is to totally avoid the use of tight cable ties anywhere on the cable.
 
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That is the clutch cable routing documented in the INOA tech digest. As a contributing editor, I happen to be the guy who submitted the drawing. While I do note the factory routing and the cable was installed in the factory way on my 5 mile never registered MKIII, I would NEVER run a bike like that.
Yes one tie wrap only, holds the cable only, do not include the wiring .this method works for fastback-central and roadster oil tanks.
 
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That is the clutch cable routing documented in the INOA tech digest. As a contributing editor, I happen to be the guy who submitted the drawing. While I do note the factory routing and the cable was installed in the factory way on my 5 mile never registered MKIII, I would NEVER run a bike like that.
Yes one tie wrap only, holds the cable only, do not include the wiring .this method works for fastback-central and roadster oil tanks.
I can personally vouch for this routing: I just installed a new Venhill cable on my bike a few weeks ago, and it was like the cable wanted to follow this path. A bit of Fluid Film for lube, and instant 1.5 finger clutch.
 
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