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hooverbj
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I'm about to install a shorter clutch cable on my 66 R50/2. I got a new one from Vech. I noticed that it has two normal barrels at both ends, but on one end it has a little bullet shaped piece of metal attached to the cable after the barrel. I haven't disassembled the ond cable, perhaps it would be revealed what this is, but I hate to be surprised when I'm venturing into the unknown.?
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Brian Hoover
Cedar City, Utah
1966 R50/2
2004 R1200 C

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Picture of the new one? Look

Picture of the new one? Look anything like #2 here:

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0214-USA-08-1967-T50-BMW-R...

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Its an easy fix

I just replaced the clutch cables on my R69 and R90S this past week. One broke on me while riding and the other looked like it was about to. I am going to assume your cable is similar. If you are talking about the piece that will attach to the arm at the lower back end - there is a grommet like piece (it does kind of look like a bullet) that fits through a hole at the bottom of the engine. There is a slot in the hole that allows you to run the cable through it, just like on the handle end. You will reuse the barrel grommet from the handle that is on your current cable. That grommet is not provided with a new cable. The whole thing is a simple task. Takes a matter of minutes. Follow your manual for adjustments. Use this opportunity to clean the surrounding parts and add a thin coat of grease to the moving parts at either end. I shot some graphite lock lube down the new cables for good measure.

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1956 R69, 1976 R90S, 2008 R1200GS

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OEM cables came lined with a

OEM cables came lined with a nylon product. It is my understanding that lubing them is self defeating...it tends to trap the dirt and can make the cables stiff. I'd lube a cable if near the end of life, but don't do that when brand new.

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'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

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Yes, Schrader, Mine looks

Yes, Schrader, Mine looks like #2. Got it from Vech.

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