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Old 06-11-2011, 06:40 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by spvensko View Post
Nice guide! I was following it but unfortunately got stuck. I was able to remove the headlight, upper portion of the air filter box and even get the end of the cable from the lever but got stuck once I realized that I couldn't remove the cable from the bracket next to the lever. It appears it's supposed to slip off the side but I couldn't get it to slip off. I tried spinning it, thinking maybe I had to unscrew something but that didn't work. I also just trying to slip it off using light force but it didn't seem to budge and I didn't want to break anything.

Any tips?
I found the removal of the wire clip is the worst part of the repair.
I forced it out and thought I broke the cable but I was lucky. The wire end clip is made of nylon and didn't break:

This is how the cable end look:

I found the right way to remove it, is by either:
1. you can push the nylon head in -OR-
2. rotate the cable until the slot head aligned with the holder bracket and you should be able to slip off through the side.

Good luck.
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