MZ Skorpion, Clutch cable snapped!

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Re: MZ Skorpion, Clutch cable snapped!

Postby jaywillie2912 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:13 pm

jaywillie2912 wrote:The same thing happened to me on a 2002 Baghira with about 12000 miles. I used a replacement cable for a Yamaha 660 four wheeler. I do not remember which one. But I would recommend periodic replacement of the cable as a part of maintenance. When I examined the cable, it just pulled out, no damage. Would also carry that cable as a back-up on a long road trip.

I live in Florida with a lot of moisture and condensation. I would ride in the woods on weekends, with an occasional hare scramble or enduro. When checking the lube on any of the cables, always found a sticky and gummy mess. The shop that I hung around found out that the 'professional' racing teams were using 'motor oil' as their cable lubricant. I started using motor oil as a cable lubricant on my dirt bikes. After that, no cruddy build up on cables, seems to work fine.

I wish I had lubed my cable on this bike, maybe it would not have pulled loose.
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Re: MZ Skorpion, Clutch cable snapped!

Postby dearden05 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:50 am

I ordered the Motion Pro cable 03-0170, for 1987-2009 Ninja 500, from eBay for ~$16US with free shipping. My lever did not have an adjuster on it. So, I put one on. The cable would not have worked as well without the adjuster. Will post pics asap.


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Postby jimc » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:30 pm

A followup for the clutch cable substitution.....
Has been working well.
Note the need for an adaptor at the lever end and resulting close fit to the top triple clamp..
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Re: MZ Skorpion, Clutch cable snapped!

Postby DAVID THOMPSON » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:29 am

now we know why no adjuster
there is no room for one
short bars were always a bad idea on a street bike
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Re: MZ Skorpion, Clutch cable snapped!

Postby edfmaniac » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:41 am

Put a hydraulic clutch on there and forget about it. I love mine but I don't think they make it anymore. Probably need to look at a Magura model if you want one. It's worth it.
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