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Is there something wrong with the cable?

IIRC there's an o-ring on the fitting where the cable passes through the cover. That's likely the source of your leak.
Could be. Never leaked before, so that would be a recent failure. I've been meaning to get a cable that doesn't require vise grips to adjust for a while though, so all the more reason to get a new one if I have to pull the thing to replace a ring anyway.
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Changed the oil and filter, changed the oil in the primary, and rebuilt the rear brake master cylinder.
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Could be. Never leaked before, so that would be a recent failure. I've been meaning to get a cable that doesn't require vise grips to adjust for a while though, so all the more reason to get a new one if I have to pull the thing to replace a ring anyway.
Vice grips to adjust what? The 9/16 and 1/2 in he adjuster and locknut?!?

The rare time they are sticky (slightly corroded) I hit them with a little penetrating lubricant.

But honestly after a decade+ the OEM cable for the current Sporty is still fine.

By all means replace it if yours is worn or screwed up but that's more a rarity thank a necessity I think.
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Vice grips to adjust what? The 9/16 and 1/2 in he adjuster and locknut?!?

The rare time they are sticky (slightly corroded) I hit them with a little penetrating lubricant.

But honestly after a decade+ the OEM cable for the current Sporty is still fine.

By all means replace it if yours is worn or screwed up but that's more a rarity thank a necessity I think.
The clutch has three separate hexes, doesn't it? Definitely not the part I was thinking of initially if so... That must have been the ugly old throttle cables that wouldn't budge without vise grips

Either way, I've definitely used penetrating oil, and subsequently greased the threads on the adjuster on my clutch cable after knocking back what corrosion I could readily get off, and it still does not like spinning without a wrench through any part of its usable range. No idea what got in under that boot to crust it up that badly, but it's been a pain to work that adjuster since I bought it.

The cable within is good for sure. I can get away with just fighting the adjuster for however long the cable wants to last, but the fight should really not have to happen every time I adjust it.
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The clutch has three separate hexes, doesn't it? Definitely not the part I was thinking of initially if so... That must have been the ugly old throttle cables that wouldn't budge without vise grips

Either way, I've definitely used penetrating oil, and subsequently greased the threads on the adjuster on my clutch cable after knocking back what corrosion I could readily get off, and it still does not like spinning without a wrench through any part of its usable range. No idea what got in under that boot to crust it up that badly, but it's been a pain to work that adjuster since I bought it.

The cable within is good for sure. I can get away with just fighting the adjuster for however long the cable wants to last, but the fight should really not have to happen every time I adjust it.
Three?

Only if you count where it threads into the primary. IIRC as usual.

You're right of course, it shouldn't be a fight.

So yeah if it's that corroded I get it. I'd just use another OEM and maybe put a protective layer of grease or oil on the adjuster assembly.
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Three?

Only if you count where it threads into the primary. IIRC as usual.

You're right of course, it shouldn't be a fight.

So yeah if it's that corroded I get it. I'd just use another OEM and maybe put a protective layer of grease or oil on the adjuster assembly.
Huh... I was thinking it at least had flats on the part opposite the adjuster if not a full hex, then the locknut went in between that. Doesn't matter really.

Been a long time since I actually looked at it because of all this. I tend to only do it if something weird happens, like this leak, or the clutch lever rattling all over the place after the little clip thing snapped.

But yeah, OE sounds good if this awful crusty adjuster thing isn't super common. I blame the grunginess on the previous owner
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You could be right, I won't swear it. I only look at it once a year or so ... On each of the current Harleys. And I'm not sure I actually "see it" each time if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I'm sure you're on the right track.
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