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I have a 73 cb 5oo 4. Im trying to install a new clutch cable. However, when I started to remove the cover, top 2  bolts removed then when removing the bottom  2 bolts oil started leaking out. Is this normal for just installing a clutch cable? Could it be done without the oil leakage?  thank you. I have the manual but it doesnt have any info on cable installation.   kurt

Kurt,my books dont go back that far but try this. If the fuel tank isnt full try laying the bike on something so the oil will go to the opposite side. You dont have to go all horizontal or any thing use a upside down bucket on the handlbars or lean it against something.This should allow you to pull even the side covers without losing all the oil.

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Gary Blake


I have built from ground up race winning motocross bikes and atvs as well as atv,s for flat track and TT racing. I am starting to take on the utv challenges now for racing. This is a new area for me so Im in a learning curve.


I have extensive experience in off road motorcycles and atv,s.I also work on street bikes and personal watercraft, Some experience was self taught and some was factory trained. I have been working in the powersports industry since the mid 70,s I hope I can help. Thanks Gary

Was a sponsor for K.O.R.R.(kansas off road riders) and now I am working with ROMEO,s (retired old motorcyclists eating out)and was in charge of the Quad Wars for the monster truck series in Central Kansas

Factory trained Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Factory trained GasGas motorcycles and atvs worked as a technician and was as a dealership owner.Kaw.Suz,Honda,Aprilia,Arctic cat,See Doo,Can Am, Bombardier,Yamaha,GasGas,Qingi,TM,Moto Guzzi,Harley,s

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