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09-16-2012, 12:07 AM,
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Rust dust at the clutch cable
I have an '06 model with 12,800 miles. In the past few weeks I've noticed a brown dust (?) right around where the clutch cable goes into the engine. The first time I saw it I just thought it was road dirt. After washing the bike and riding back and forth to work a few days, it was back. Has anybody else had this happen? If so, what's causing it?
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09-16-2012, 12:15 AM,
#2
RE: Rust dust at the clutch cable
Other members here know more about this stuff? Is it humid out? Lot of moisture? Sitting out in the rain? Just curious about those things. I know sometimes things can get surface rust on them like brake rotors, curious if that was it, but I know some other members will chime in.

Can you take a pic and upload it? I'm sure someone will get it figured out. Good luck.
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09-16-2012, 12:50 PM,
#3
RE: Rust dust at the clutch cable
never experienced this but it sounds like all you need to do is lube the cable.
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09-16-2012, 05:54 PM,
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RE: Rust dust at the clutch cable
    Thanks for the replies, but none of those conditions apply. I've even checked for an exhaust leak, but the dust is only on the chrome and not the engine block. Maybe the pic will help.
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09-16-2012, 06:17 PM,
#5
Re: Rust dust at the clutch cable
Start the bike ant feel around is there a hole in the under side of that AIS pipe
You'll feell little puffs of air, see thread posted by hydroturf


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09-16-2012, 06:27 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-16-2012, 06:27 PM by Matt.)
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RE: Rust dust at the clutch cable
This could be it: http://www.vstarforum.com/Fluid-leak-or-blow-by-Thread

edit: jmck good call!
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09-16-2012, 07:16 PM,
#7
RE: Rust dust at the clutch cable
A big THANK YOU JMCK!!! That's what it is. Guess I'll be puttin' in the 'plugs'.
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09-17-2012, 07:47 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-17-2012, 09:12 AM by jmck.)
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Re: RE: Rust dust at the clutch cable
(09-16-2012, 07:16 PM)RichardR Wrote: A big THANK YOU JMCK!!! That's what it is. Guess I'll be puttin' in the 'plugs'.

No problem Richard. But I am prepared to bet that it has all ready been blocked off, that is why it rusted out. when it is "blocked off" the air is still forced in to the pipe but it can't get through, so when the hole rusted through the air escaped. You need to remove it, or replace it(expensive). To remove it go to the resources thread you will find a link to Sloan services (or something like that) search the page for AIS removal. It is an easy job, at least if you don't need to deal with the catalitic converter. Have you got an after market exhaust? If you remove it you get the added. Bonus of a cleaner look to your engine. Please let me know how you go I waiting to hear how hydoturf went too

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09-17-2012, 08:31 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-17-2012, 08:35 PM by RichardR.)
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RE: Rust dust at the clutch cable
(09-17-2012, 07:47 AM)jmck Wrote:
(09-16-2012, 07:16 PM)RichardR Wrote: A big THANK YOU JMCK!!! That's what it is. Guess I'll be puttin' in the 'plugs'.

No problem Richard. But I am prepared to bet that it has all ready been blocked off, that is why it rusted out. when it is "blocked off" the air is still forced in to the pipe but it can't get through, so when the hole rusted through the air escaped. You need to remove it, or replace it(expensive). To remove it go to the resources thread you will find a link to Sloan services (or something like that) search the page for AIS removal. It is an easy job, at least if you don't need to deal with the catalitic converter. Have you got an after market exhaust? If you remove it you get the added. Bonus of a cleaner look to your engine. Please let me know how you go I waiting to hear how hydoturf went too

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You'd win that bet!! Check this out; I bought the bike in September of '08. It only had 1,547 miles on it, a bald back tire and a blued front header. I guess the guy bought it for burnouts so I knew it had been broken in hard. But, it ran great (and still does) and has a lot of aftermarket stuff on it. One of those is the Cobra pipes which would backfire real bad every time I got out of the gas. One day I read an article about this and found out about removing the AIS and putting in the plugs. Me, being the resourceful one that I am, thought that if I just put a couple ball bearings in the rubber tubes that would stop the backfiring. It did and so naturally I didn't think any more about it. Well guess what? Thanks to info I got from you folks I had to get resourceful again. I put a 6 inch "C" clamp on the tube and squeezed it shut. Believe me, this is very temporary, but it works for now.
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09-17-2012, 09:12 PM,
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RE: Rust dust at the clutch cable
I cringe at the thought of what you have done, but you have to get back on the road, so fair enough. it is an easy fix and as you have cobra pipes so you don't need to worry about the catalitic converter, It will only take an hour, so buy the two bolts, and the copper silicone sealant suggested @ slonesservices. and get it done asap. no thanks required just vote for my bike here

http://www.vstarforum.com/9-11-12-9-25-1...TED-Thread
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10-02-2012, 11:38 PM,
#11
RE: Rust dust at the clutch cable
So @RichardR what's news on your bodge job, still holding out or have you made the repair/removal?
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