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kennylibido
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:28 pm  Reply with quote
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Hell there,

I just got off the phone with Lambretta Works in CA and they explained that they do not have the inner and outer brake cable parts for the front wheel of my Series III Li125. Does anyone here know if I can use any available cable (assuming it has the correct ends on it) in lieu of the parts I can't get from them?

Thanks,

Joe.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:49 pm  Reply with quote
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kennylibido wrote:
Hell there,

I just got off the phone with Lambretta Works in CA and they explained that they do not have the inner and outer brake cable parts for the front wheel of my Series III Li125. Does anyone here know if I can use any available cable (assuming it has the correct ends on it) in lieu of the parts I can't get from them?

Thanks,

Joe.


Sure you can Joe - as long as you know the inner and outer lengths, and have the correct ferrules (ends). Cable building is somewhat of a lost art, but there's a pretty good chance you could find someone at an old-tyme bike/small engine/outboard repair shop that still carries this stuff. Finding ferrules will be you biggest challenge, but even they aren't a big deal. I'd stay away from the screw-on clamp style for a brake application if it were me.

I'll put a message out on the Vintage Japanese and Antique motorcycle club forums to see where they get their stuff for NLA cables.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:59 pm  Reply with quote
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Joe, just go down to your friendly scootershop (Scooterville) and get a Stella clutch cable. You will need to trim the outer to match the existing ones length. The Lambrettas front brake cable is shorter then the Stellas clutch cable. Then cut the inner once its all adjusted and clamped up.

Get it? Easy peezy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:03 pm  Reply with quote
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http://casalambrettausa.com/Catalog-S3.php
http://www.scootersoriginali.com/

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Spikehead
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:11 pm  Reply with quote
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Talk to Jeff @ http://www.britishbikerepair.com/
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kennylibido
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:12 pm  Reply with quote
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As I think on it, Jenny at Lambretta Works was unable to tell me if I needed an exact match for that particular cable set and it only now occurs to me that a competent service person working at a Lambretta shop should have either known the answer or found out.

Thanks for your help, guys.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:15 pm  Reply with quote
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Not local but an extensive selection:

http://www.flandersco.com/FlanCableSearch.html
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