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    Alright, about 5000 miles ago the stock clutch cable broke and I replaced it with a Pro-Motion piece with the steal braided housing. Why? Because it looked cool! I ran the new stock length braided cable on the outside of the engine mount like everyone here suggested. In less than 500 miles that one broke. I replaced it with a +3 Pro-Motion. That one broke 9 days ago. I sucked up the need for a "pretty" cable and ordered the stock replacement direct from Suzuki. Wow what a difference. I looked at the barrels and how they were mounted. The Pro-Motion barrels are crimped on! That's right they are just pressed onto the cable and that is exactly where both Pro-Motion cable have failed. The actual internal cable of the Suzuki part is Teflon coated for smooth actuation and zero binding. The Pro-Motion cable is just a plain steal cable in a housing and the actuation was like doing grip exercises with each pull.

    I have the stock replacement cable from Suzuki installed now. The difference in pull is amazingly light. for anyone looking at the Pro-Motion for a replacement cable I would highly recommend against it. I wasted $150 (including shipping) on two cables that didn't last for anything and didn't work very well. Go with the stock replacement and if you just have to have the steal braided look get some steal braided loom and install it over the stock cable.

    Anyone have a difference experience with Pro-Motion? Let's hear it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikefan34 View Post
    Alright, about 5000 miles ago the stock clutch cable broke and I replaced it with a Pro-Motion piece with the steal braided housing. Why? Because it looked cool! I ran the new stock length braided cable on the outside of the engine mount like everyone here suggested. In less than 500 miles that one broke. I replaced it with a +3 Pro-Motion. That one broke 9 days ago. I sucked up the need for a "pretty" cable and ordered the stock replacement direct from Suzuki. Wow what a difference. I looked at the barrels and how they were mounted. The Pro-Motion barrels are crimped on! That's right they are just pressed onto the cable and that is exactly where both Pro-Motion cable have failed. The actual internal cable of the Suzuki part is Teflon coated for smooth actuation and zero binding. The Pro-Motion cable is just a plain steal cable in a housing and the actuation was like doing grip exercises with each pull.

    I have the stock replacement cable from Suzuki installed now. The difference in pull is amazingly light. for anyone looking at the Pro-Motion for a replacement cable I would highly recommend against it. I wasted $150 (including shipping) on two cables that didn't last for anything and didn't work very well. Go with the stock replacement and if you just have to have the steal braided look get some steal braided loom and install it over the stock cable.

    Anyone have a difference experience with Pro-Motion? Let's hear it!
    In most recent years, your experience between the two is all that I've come to expect. I'm sorry to hear you wasted your time and money. I think a few folks here have had luck out of the Motion-Pro cables but that's few and far between...to this day I have not replaced my factory clutch cable and due to what others have experienced here, have (2) stock, replacement cables in case that day comes. I have approximately 20,000 miles on my 2007 M109R LE which I realize is a little low for those who have had cables break on them but mine has ALWAYS been well adjusted and to be honest, after re-adjusting the play from the day I bought the bike (and possibly one time after due to clutch plate exchange), I've never had to adjust my cable.
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    What other options are there if you want to go with 2 inch risers? Stock won't do.
    Is there another vendor that is reliable?

    Thanks, Brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradSmith View Post
    What other options are there if you want to go with 2 inch risers? Stock won't do.
    Is there another vendor that is reliable?

    Thanks, Brad
    I have 2 inch risers and still use the stock cables. Just did a little rerouting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myssabar View Post
    I have 2 inch risers and still use the stock cables. Just did a little rerouting.
    Pre_2012,i think you can do that. 2012? Don't think you can.


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    Never had the cable you mentioned, but did have the original Suzuki cable on mine break around 20,000 miles and seven years. Did not break, lower barrel pulled off the cable nice and clean. And btw, my original 06 cable did not have the white teflon sheath on the cable, just bare cable in housing. The new cable I installed has the teflon and feels 100% better than the original did. Also the spare that now resides under the seat has this same coating.
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    I have the +3 motion pro and it's not crimped, it's leaded like the factory cable. However, I bought mine a few years ago. Maybe they have changed. It has a plastic liner just like the original cable.

    Barnett cables had the same problem. They used crimped ends and it created a stress riser on the wire at that point. Lots of those broke.

    You might also want to check your adjustment. It needs to have enough slack that when you romp on the motor there's still a slight but of free play at the lever. If the lever is tight against the perch when you romp on it, it's too tight.

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    I had a barnett, and a Motion Pro. I"m back to stock cable. Barnett lasted about 18,000 miles, Motion Pro lasted less than that. Stock cable, rerouted, and I Made a funnel out of masking tape and poured motor oil into the cable end to lube it. Pulls like butter, no more sore hands from shifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottattooz View Post
    no more sore hands from shifting.

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    Josh, I bet you know someone that could help you fix up a foot clutch. That would get rid of the sore hands.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom View Post
    Josh, I bet you know someone that could help you fix up a foot clutch. That would get rid of the sore hands.
    Oh yeah, but no thanks. If and when Dad's chopper becomes mine, I"ll ditch the suicide shift. It's neat to watch him shifting through the corners like a boss, but watching it and doing it are two different things entirely.

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    Oh crap just saw this thread, just bought the Motion pro +3 hope mine is upgraded some how the barret ( I think) on the bike had 30,000 miles on it.
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    I have been through a few +2 and +3 motion pro cables and they are junk in my opinion. They have never snapped, but I could never seem to get them adjusted right. After a while they would start to bind up and get very stiff. I then realized that the bend in the bottom is longer than the barnett and it hits the frame. I have a backup barnett +2 and every time it is on the bike, butter smooth. As soon as I get a motion pro on...horrible.

    I actually pulled off my +2 everything and went back to stock because I was tired of dealing with it. I have stock brake lines, risers, throttle and clutch now. The brakes are not as good so going to replace them with stainless black lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigpapaM109 View Post
    I have been through a few +2 and +3 motion pro cables and they are junk in my opinion. They have never snapped, but I could never seem to get them adjusted right. After a while they would start to bind up and get very stiff. I then realized that the bend in the bottom is longer than the barnett and it hits the frame. I have a backup barnett +2 and every time it is on the bike, butter smooth. As soon as I get a motion pro on...horrible.

    I actually pulled off my +2 everything and went back to stock because I was tired of dealing with it. I have stock brake lines, risers, throttle and clutch now. The brakes are not as good so going to replace them with stainless black lines.
    Harris where are you getting the black stainless lines? I have a rear but I would like the fronts in black too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJDEVIL View Post
    Harris where are you getting the black stainless lines? I have a rear but I would like the fronts in black too.
    Spiegler is the only one that I found so far. $190 for their set.

    http://www.spieglerusa.com/brake-line-kit-1297.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigpapaM109 View Post
    Spiegler is the only one that I found so far. $190 for their set.

    http://www.spieglerusa.com/brake-line-kit-1297.htm
    Thanks Harris, I was thinking the stainless ones would look funny with all that black lol.

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    My Barnett +2 or +3 (I forget which) is years old and still going strong. I have a backup in case it ever fails. Proper adjustment and lubrication is critical for preserving your clutch cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperPete View Post
    My Barnett +2 or +3 (I forget which) is years old and still going strong. I have a backup in case it ever fails. Proper adjustment and lubrication is critical for preserving your clutch cable.
    True, except motion pro. I have the back up barnett, which is gen 2. They are taking it back and making it a gen 3 for free even though they don't make them anymore for the 9.

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    Keith if you ordered direct from Motion Pro y ou stand much better chance i paid for like a over month ago on Ebay from HCC cycles in Texas. but they keep saying its at with MotionPro. I am gonna cancel my order today.


    i got the galfer brake set and motion pro throttle cable hopefully i am in safe zone of them not breaking i should have asked here before. gonan try with barnet for clutch as soon as i get refund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSRiar View Post
    Keith if you ordered direct from Motion Pro y ou stand much better chance i paid for like a over month ago on Ebay from HCC cycles in Texas. but they keep saying its at with MotionPro. I am gonna cancel my order today.


    i got the galfer brake set and motion pro throttle cable hopefully i am in safe zone of them not breaking i should have asked here before. gonan try with barnet for clutch as soon as i get refund.
    Barnett will not make you a clutch cable for our bike unless you buy a harley lever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigpapaM109 View Post
    Barnett will not make you a clutch cable for our bike unless you buy a harley lever.
    SOB damn lol i was just gonna send a nasty email to seller lol i guess ill wait couple more days but the feedback for hims is not goign to be great that i can tel lfor sure. i left him glowing feedback for throttle but its going to reflect the delay in my next one for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSRiar View Post
    SOB damn lol i was just gonna send a nasty email to seller lol i guess ill wait couple more days but the feedback for hims is not goign to be great that i can tel lfor sure. i left him glowing feedback for throttle but its going to reflect the delay in my next one for him.
    I am confused on why you would leave bad feedback. Was he selling a barnett clutch cable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSRiar View Post
    Keith if you ordered direct from Motion Pro y ou stand much better chance i paid for like a over month ago on Ebay from HCC cycles in Texas. but they keep saying its at with MotionPro. I am gonna cancel my order today.


    i got the galfer brake set and motion pro throttle cable hopefully i am in safe zone of them not breaking i should have asked here before. gonan try with barnet for clutch as soon as i get refund.
    i would like the brake lines in black. I know nobody makes black throttle and clutch cables so may have to see if I can find something decent looking to cover them with. I had motion pro + 3's before and didn't have any problems with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJDEVIL View Post
    i would like the brake lines in black. I know nobody makes black throttle and clutch cables so may have to see if I can find something decent looking to cover them with. I had motion pro + 3's before and didn't have any problems with them.
    i cant remember where i saw but there is a guy that makes it in any colour you want. ill try to dig it it might be in my fb page. ill send mesaage if i find it. he didnt have measurements of our bike and had asked i didnt bother later on let me check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSRiar View Post
    i cant remember where i saw but there is a guy that makes it in any colour you want. ill try to dig it it might be in my fb page. ill send mesaage if i find it. he didnt have measurements of our bike and had asked i didnt bother later on let me check.
    Thanks narendra. Motion pro actually makes black ones but only for HD

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    there you go Keith,









    i wanted to go with blue but went with galfers stainless instead

    i am thinking of coloured sleeve over on these if i do decide to change colours.


    http://www.apexbrakes.com/custom.asp

    His name is Raymond Chan. they dont have t fitting but i thought id use my old one along with these.


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    I have a Motion Pro +12" cable. Had to go with the excess length cause of the 14" apes I recently installed. The first lasted about 3 months. Reason was me, not the cable. I routed it wrong coming up behind the radiator fairing and out from behind the headlight.

    Installed the replacement, routed it like the stocker was, with the exception of the motor mount. Smooth clutch now. We'll see how long it lasts.

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    I have the stock cable and can clutch my 9 with just two fingers I don't have any risers maybe that's adding to everyone's cable problems. It seems a lot of people with risers are having cable issues My bike clutches great and shifting is extremely smooth now it only has 2900 miles so it just getting broke in. I just recently changed out my levers and the cable showed no signs of wear at all. I ll probably buy me a spare stock cable just for insurance since so many have had clutch cable issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drag Star View Post
    I have the stock cable and can clutch my 9 with just two fingers I don't have any risers maybe that's adding to everyone's cable problems. It seems a lot of people with risers are having cable issues My bike clutches great and shifting is extremely smooth now it only has 2900 miles so it just getting broke in. I just recently changed out my levers and the cable showed no signs of wear at all. I ll probably buy me a spare stock cable just for insurance since so many have had clutch cable issues.
    Hello Folks,
    -I have received 3" over cables from Barnett(throttle push/pull and clutch). When I initally spoke with them I was told they no longer produced a clutch cable for the 9 because the Suzuki lever caused failure at the barrel joint. While the lady was checking to see if they had the throttle cables in stock she came across a memo stating that Barnett would supply me with a cable if I would purchase their HD configured lever and I agreed. With exchange rates, shipping and taxes to Canada for 3 cables and a highly polished lever I paid $150 CND. Our dollar ain't a dollar any more. The clutch cable seems particularly well made with a well coated inner.
    -My 2 cents worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevRon View Post
    she came across a memo stating that Barnett would supply me with a cable if I would purchase their HD configured lever and I agreed.
    You realize that you've just knocked 10 HP off your bike by installing that Hardley lever!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevRon View Post
    Hello Folks,
    -I have received 3" over cables from Barnett(throttle push/pull and clutch). When I initally spoke with them I was told they no longer produced a clutch cable for the 9 because the Suzuki lever caused failure at the barrel joint. While the lady was checking to see if they had the throttle cables in stock she came across a memo stating that Barnett would supply me with a cable if I would purchase their HD configured lever and I agreed. With exchange rates, shipping and taxes to Canada for 3 cables and a highly polished lever I paid $150 CND. Our dollar ain't a dollar any more. The clutch cable seems particularly well made with a well coated inner.
    -My 2 cents worth.
    Barnett had to furnish a lever because of the crimped end they use. Even the slightest bend at the lever due to stickiness (not being lubed) would cause the wires to work back and forth right where the end of the crimp was (essentially a stress riser) and they would break off. Soldered ends (like the stocker) don't suffer from the same ills.

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