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Clutch Cable? How do I replace it?

Yeserday I was coasting down a hill with the engine off and in neutral when the clutch cable broke. How is this possible and how do I replace it?

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Loose the adjusting screw near the lever and line up the gap that it has with it's bolt.Unhook the cable.Now it is loose and you can unhook it from the lower bracket.It may have a small safety pin you have to bend to unhook the cable.Remember to bend it back after installing the new cable.After hooking the cable to the lever adjust it with it's screw and make sure that it has a 2-3mm freeplay on the lever.

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