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Cut the stock cable on my ridgid buell in order to set up a foot clutch. It works great but sport-trans fluid leaks between the actual cable and the hard plastic sheething. Anyone got any ideas on how to stop the leak besides re routing the cable to a higher position?
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nothing? wow
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try putting some slack in the cable where it can be lifted out of the case adapter. now cut a piece of vacuum hose that the id fits snug as possible on the cable and about 1/2 half as long as the hole is deep and re-apply the cable. hopefully, the hose will act as a compression o-ring and squeeze off the leak.
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Great idea. I'll try it and get back to the forum.
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Well I tried to put a piece of rubber around the cable with no luck, however, I used a small thin O ring and shoved it inbetween the cable and the sheething. It stopped leaking.
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I'm almost wondering if some heat shrink tube might work...just a thought. So far, mine isn't leaking...knock on wood..but if it does, I may give that a try. The o-ring is a good idea too...
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