I read something about recalls on the XSR900. What recalls were on the 2016?
The old style clutch cable must have been on early production 2016 XSR900s. I just looked at my 2016 (made Apr 2016), and it has the metal guide tube on the clutch cable as you describe.The clutch cable has a tendency to kink near the lever and possibly cause issues. Yamaha has a new part number for the redesigned clutch cable. The new clutch cable has a rigid tube that guides the cable in the 90 degree bend from the cable adjuster down toward the triple clamp area. I ordered it from a local dealer and installed it myself.
I compared my clutch cable to the photo that Brando4905 posted ... mine looks like yours Moto26, but it doesn't look to kink quite as much as yours where the metal tube ends and the vinyl cable starts. When I was reading pkotof's description, it sounded like the first cable design didn't have any metal tube, so I thought mine might have been the updated cable, but it's not.So, XSR900, you say yours is from 4/16 and it has the "new" cable?
My 2017 looks like this tooHey Moto26, here’s what the updated clutch cable looks like.....
Does anyone have the part number for the improved clutch cable?
All above are correct. They must have changed the cable very early in XSR production, and if you order a clutch cable today, the one TTR mentions above is the one you'll get, and it looks like Brando's red bike in the picture above.Should be 1RC-26335-01-00.