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sourcing '74 clutch cable

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Howdy,

I'm having a hard time finding a new clutch cable for the 1974 dt250. Many are listed for '75+ but I can't seem to find any aftermarket ones for my 74. The single adjuster is at it's end and there's still far too much play. Here's an example of one that is listed as fitting 75-76:  cable

As a last resort I'll have one custom made, but I'd rather not go that route if I don't need to. 

Does anyone know what other years/makes/models will work or where to find one?

Thanks!
Last edit: 19 Jan 2022 12:24 by Jbeebe.
19 Jan 2022 12:18 #1

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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic sourcing '74 clutch cable

That cable is one year only for the DT250A and DT360A (same cable fits both).

There are many stories on here of cables being sold as fitting, but they don't - cable for later models is a tad shorter.
19 Jan 2022 12:33 #2

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Replied by RT325 on topic sourcing '74 clutch cable

If there's too much play can you slide the lower nipple along re-solder it. Often the lower is brass so can be soldered where the top one can be some alloy crap metal stuff. If the lower is rubbish metal just fashion one out of something brass--old main jet etc. That's providing your lower arm is set back as far as poss. Looking at the pic No25 lowering the arm sets the arm back which takes up clearance. There's probably a casting mark under there as the optimum position for the arm but i'd ignore that & go back further if needed to take up the play. Trial & error--if it works then good, but can't go too far wrong. Also if you turn that adjuster clockwise it'll bottom out maybe before you get the arm to where you want. If that happens then go left & down with the arm. You only get half a turn to lift or lower the arm but too far in goes tight & too far out disengages from the arm. Crazy idea but does work. Maybe i've over complicates things as usual.

www.partzilla.com/catalog/yamaha/motorcycle/1974/dt250a/clutch
19 Jan 2022 13:30 #3

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Replied by adguy2112 on topic sourcing '74 clutch cable

I saw a forum post that suggested Motion Pro. I've not used them but might provide an option www.motionpro.com/c/cables
19 Jan 2022 13:47 #4

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Replied by Jbeebe on topic sourcing '74 clutch cable

Ah dang, this is what I was worried about.

The stock cable is in pretty rough shape, it doesn't take lube very well because the sheathing is cracked in a couple places, so I think instead of resoldering the end on it I would rather get one custom made or buy a DIY kit and make one myself. 

Just like everything else with old motorcycles, nothing a little more money can't solve!

Thanks guys!
19 Jan 2022 17:09 #5

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Replied by rsteve56 on topic sourcing '74 clutch cable

That cable fits a 74 DT360 so it will fit your 250. They shared the same part number. 

Cable, Clutch
363-26335-03-00
Last edit: 19 Jan 2022 18:30 by rsteve56.
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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic sourcing '74 clutch cable

"That cable fits a 74 DT360 so it will fit your 250. They shared the same part number. 

Cable, Clutch"


No, that's not the right part number!

Correct part number is 438-26335.
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Last edit: 20 Jan 2022 00:27 by Gr8uncleal.
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Replied by Steve F on topic sourcing '74 clutch cable

438 cables are obtainable but a little pricy, just shy of a hundred bucks.
I would get a quote from an aftermarket vendor like Motion Pro.
You'll make a decision based on that info.
I had to do that with the tac cable on my build and ended up with MoPro making it.
1974 DT250A
1974 DT250A
1977 IT175D "Alex'
1978 IT175E "Paul"
"And there ya have it"
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Replied by rsteve56 on topic sourcing '74 clutch cable

Try this:  This is on Ebay, copy and paste into Ebay search box.
NOS Yamaha OEM Clutch Cable 73-74 SC500 75-76 DT250 DT400 363-26335-03
Last edit: 20 Jan 2022 15:36 by rsteve56.
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