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A Beginner’s Guide to Clutch Cable

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Those of us who have driven a motorcycle or a car know that we drive for more than just practical reasons. Replacement of fittings, clutch cable and components should never be forgotten when it comes to improving the performance of a motorcycle, car, or other vehicle, as well as overall maintenance. 

These pieces, despite their low cost and tiny size, play a critical role in how our car functions and performs. A perfect example of a critical component.

TGA Cables has been producing high-quality replacement cables for years.

We’ll look at what a clutch cable is and what it does, why we should replace them, and why you should choose a TGA clutch cable in this guide.

What is the Purpose of a Clutch Cable?

A cable, simply put, allows the vehicle to shift gears.

The clutch cable is a component of the transmission. That is, all of the parts involved in routing and converting rotational movement from the engine to the driving wheels. It is an important component of the transmission.

The clutch is the mechanism that engages and disengages power from the engine crankshaft with the gears in the transmission. The clutch cable is the part that transmits the rider’s input to the clutch’s internals.

The cable is made to fit easily within a casing and has connections on both ends. In addition, the casing contains a firm inner layer that is both flexible and rigid enough to sustain the cable when it is utilized to operate the clutch.

The simplest form of clutch mechanism action is a clutch cable system, which replaces and streamlines previous linkage designs (which relied on several moving parts to operate correctly), allowing for smoother operation. The car may then shift gear smoothly and easily thanks to a properly working clutch cable.

As a result, clutch cables play a critical role in maintaining both optimal performance and rider comfort. Many people favor cable setups because of their ease of installation, versatility to fit specific applications, simple design, and lack of expensive parts, even though they aren’t quite as smooth or reliable as hydraulic systems.

Why Do I Need to Change My Clutch Cable?

If you’ve ever driven a motorcycle or automobile with a broken clutch cable, you know how important it is to replace it.

Standard clutch cables commonly develop one of two problems over time, making the clutch difficult to work and limiting the rider’s comfort and control:

  • The first is that they snap, usually at one of the cable’s two ends. The constant stress of the cable moving in and out of the casing wears and frays it, eventually leading to a snapped cable.
  • The second issue is cable casings that have been damaged as a result of being too close to the exhaust or moving parts. Cables can bend and rust as a result of damaged housings, resulting in broken or stuck cables.

 

How can I know if i need to replace it?

A decent cable should last at least a few years, if not much longer, but it’s a good idea to check it as part of your routine maintenance.

If your clutch lever is stiff or your gear shifts aren’t smooth, it’s a sign that your clutch cable is broken and needs to be replaced.

When a cable starts to deteriorate, it’s only a matter of time before it fully fails.

Before replacing the cable fully, check to see whether it needs to be lubricated as part of routine maintenance, as this can also cause the lever to become stiff.

Buy Premium Clutch Cable Online at TGA Cables

TGA clutch cables (and brake lines) are designed to address common cable concerns such as catching, wearing, stretching, as well as bowing, bursting, leaking, and other hydraulic hose issues.

We provide a variety of clutch cable and air assist clutch kits that come with everything you need to get started. Our choice of varied size cables and fittings, which are completed on one end, cut to length, and finished as required, ensures that you can pick one that is most suited to your needs. Contact our cable manufacturers in Melbourne today!

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TGA Cables is the leading cable manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of mechanical products designed for use in both commercial and industrial vehicles.

With more than 26 years of experience within the industry, we have a sound understanding of cable systems and related parts. Our level of expertise means we are well equipped to provide the right advice to our customers, ensuring you leave with a product that is perfectly suited to the job at hand.

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