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    Default Sportster clutch cable with nipple?

    I'm looking for a +6 for my 96 1200 XLC, so a 63". I'm putting new bars on with new levers and need a cable that's fit for my sportster with a 8MM nipple for the lever. I've read up on cutting the hoop end off the OEM cable and soldering on the nipple.

    Thoughts, suggestions and techniques are much appreciated!

    Thank you all

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    I use these on a lot of stuff https://www.mikesxs.net/yamaha-xs650...ong-pk-10.html
    They have a few different sizes. I use a stainless steel shot glass as a crucible and fill it about halfway with solder and put a torch on it so it melts. Drill halfway thpught the brass end with a small bit and put you're cable through and splay it out so when it has the solder on it it can pull the rest of the way out when it has pressure on it. then cover it with flux and dip it in the solder and hold for a few seconds so it totally heats the end and fills it with solder. Works like a charm.
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    Lots of options here too - kits and parts for cables:

    Cable Kits and Parts
    http://www.venhillusa.com/products/c...and-parts.html

    and

    2009 Thread: TECH: Make your own custom length cables
    http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=166

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    I keep a sack full of cable making supplies and make what ever I need however I need it. I also keep a length of brass rod so that for the weird ends I can make what I need.
    http://www.flandersco.com/FlanCableSearch.html
    Dusty

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    YES! thanks you for these links. I just got a cheap solder pot for $15 on amazon with some flux. gonna test it out. huge help.

    cheers!

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    Some relevant reading:

    http://classicmotorcycleforum.com/in...p?topic=4224.0

    Acetone is excellent for removing any oily residue from cables prior to soldering. It's used to clean oxygen regulator parts to "oxygen safe" standards (I rebuild my own welding regulators) and is cheap by the can at any hardware store.
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