Need rear brake cable - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 133
Need rear brake cable

I tried and failed to lube the cable with a tool I got from the shop. Its sticking and thats never a good thing. Does anyone have a working one sitting around the garage? its for a 98 vulcan classic 800vn
knightrider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 12:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Comanche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 346
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by knightrider View Post
I tried and failed to lube the cable with a tool I got from the shop. Its sticking and thats never a good thing. Does anyone have a working one sitting around the garage? its for a 98 vulcan classic 800vn
Did you make sure anything isn't bent or chafed first? What about taking it all the way off and giving it a good thorough cleaning before resigning yourself to replace it? Post back what you find out and fix.

It ain't about where you live; it's about how you live. So, ride to live, Bruh.
Comanche is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 133
Comanche, on your advise I tore it all apart. A few curse words later, it was sitting in my hand. It does not have movement at all between the cable and rubber housing. I got it to move about one inch and could see the cable is rusted, but with all my might thats as far as I could pull it. I had bought the lube tool previously and even with a good dousing its still not moving off the bike.
knightrider is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:25 PM
Top Contributor
 
SWVA_08V2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 3,193
Get some penetrating oil and soak it and work it and it may break free then lube it up with the tool. If it has that much rust then there is not room for the lube either. It my just be a temp fix. It hard to tell how much of the cable has rotted away.

1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 (First Bike)
2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic (First Big Bike)
2007 Vulcan 1600 Meanstreak (Love Affair)
1999 Yamaha 1100 V-Star Custom (Right Price at the Time)
2008 V2K Classic (Favorite Vulcan)
2014 HD Ultra Limited (Bells and Whistles)
Who would have thought I would grow up to become "Spatially Educated" and play Connect-the-Dots for a living.
SWVA_08V2k is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portland, ME
Posts: 304
Garage
Well a new OEM brake cable is 32 bucks on procaliber. I say buy a new one and eliminate the hassle and headaches.

Sent from my Desire HD using Motorcycle.com Free App

2000 VN800B
Phil in Maine is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 133
Yea, Thats what I'm planning on doing. There is too much rust in it. So much that it was causing the rod to cable mate to bend something aweful when the brake spring was trying to retract.
It's weird, it looks like a relatively new assy. But, it sat for a year before I bought it, and i let it sit 2 months between bringing it back to life and my new found problems. Bikes are weird people..
knightrider is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portland, ME
Posts: 304
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil in Maine View Post
Well a new OEM brake cable is 32 bucks on procaliber. I say buy a new one and eliminate the hassle and headaches.

Sent from my Desire HD using Motorcycle.com Free App
http://www.procaliber.com/partstream...C17C1717F25402

Problem solved. Though I am guessing if the rear brake cable is that seized up then you most likely have some other "maintenance" issues as well. Did you just get the bike?

2000 VN800B
Phil in Maine is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portland, ME
Posts: 304
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by knightrider View Post
Yea, Thats what I'm planning on doing. There is too much rust in it. So much that it was causing the rod to cable mate to bend something aweful when the brake spring was trying to retract.
It's weird, it looks like a relatively new assy. But, it sat for a year before I bought it, and i let it sit 2 months between bringing it back to life and my new found problems. Bikes are weird people..
I guess I would bookmark their set then. They have good readable fisches and their prices are the lowest I have seen. I ordered a new fuel tank from them with new cap and petcock. They answered my emails quickly and seemed easy to deal with.

2000 VN800B
Phil in Maine is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 133
I've had it for about 6 months. the brake pads on the rear look good (according to the pad indicator). When not attached the back brake arm moves freely. I had to go out of town for 2 months when I came back this was happening and it was leaking gas. But, since I've had the cable assy off I've realized it was always happening, as the bike moves a lot free'er now ( im new to cruisers, nothing to compare it to) I fixed the leak, but brake problem persisted. I only noticed it was off when the wheel was almost to a complete stop after riding it when i got it out of mothballs. With me on it, a friend pulling the arm, the brake works and retracts just fine.
knightrider is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 10:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Comanche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 346
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by knightrider View Post
Yea, Thats what I'm planning on doing. There is too much rust in it. So much that it was causing the rod to cable mate to bend something aweful when the brake spring was trying to retract.
It's weird, it looks like a relatively new assy. But, it sat for a year before I bought it, and i let it sit 2 months between bringing it back to life and my new found problems. Bikes are weird people..
Roger that, KnightRider. If it's not repairable just replace.

It ain't about where you live; it's about how you live. So, ride to live, Bruh.
Comanche is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome