If you've had a clutch cable(s) break, how many miles did you get out of it before it broke? Please list your bike's model year and your cable maintenance practices in the comments.Sort answers by Original Order | Number of Votes
Comment by PestXs: 18600 miles 2000 Just bought the bike, cable broke/frayed near kink in cable near the forks after 2 weeks. Bike is in very rough/little maintenance from previous owner.
Comment by helzerr: The original cable was still working but showing wear at 21K miles, so I replaced it. The replacement broke at just under 10K miles. 1998 model year, original cable replaced in March of '07. Regular maintenance performed on both cables.
Comment by atrain: bought the bike ('99) in 2007. Had less than 3000 miles on it, but hadn't been ridden for a while.
Comment by Zeke: Only 2000 miles.
Comment by MIK: 2001. Cable lubed a couple of times.
Comment by Payne: I replaced mine at 30,000 as a preventative measure. 2003 bike. Lubed the cable once at 24,000 miles.
Comment by sabby: never had it break yet 8,000 miles on bike so far on a 2002
Comment by IanJ: Currently have 19k on the bike, no breakage. Lubricated the cable once at 15k miles, no issues yet. The lubrication was definitely an improvement.
Comment by Becky: 14,365
Comment by Andrew Duthie: 21,000 miles so far.
Comment by zerocool: 15,000 lubed cable with chain wax every 1000 miles
Comment by Jeb: 15-20K seems to be the norm with decent maintenance for me. Not a big deal for a $10 part that fits under the seat.