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post #21 of 42 Old 06-25-2019, 07:04 PM
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Any advice on some clutch levers that would reach the switch? I saw these ones on Amazon and are fairly inexpensive for both levers. Let me know if you think these would do the job. https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Ad...+DL650+V-Strom
I like shorty levers as well as they are less likely to be damaged in a fall, and I find the full length lever unnecessary. These are adjustable as well.
They should work. Just be sure before you fit them that the protrusions that operate the clutch switch etc. are actually there.

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Any advice on some clutch levers that would reach the switch? I saw these ones on Amazon and are fairly inexpensive for both levers. Let me know if you think these would do the job. https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Ad...+DL650+V-Strom
Looks like they should. I picked up a set of cheap knock-offs from The2Wheels on eBay about 7 years ago. Very similar to those in your link but gold and the long version. They have worked fine.

I had the adjuster on the clutch lever up to 6, and then my switch started to fail periodically until I replaced it. Now I am back to 4.

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The 2 wires I asked you to join at the clutch switch were they pushed onto the 2 clutch switch terminals properly before you removed them to do the test ??

When that bike is dropped on the left side often when picking the bike back up again those wires can get pulled from the switch and that will stop the bike from starting.
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Do you have a link to those levers that you got from eBay?, And as well for the switch, the wires were in place but every time I tried connecting the plug to the switch it would not work, then I took a piece of metal and out it on the two metal pieces on the plug switch and it fired up every time.
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You should replace that switch. Any repair may let you down at an inconvenient time.

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I bought one off of eBay today, should get here Friday.
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I also broke the knob off the shifter , get your laughs in today haha , gotta do what you gotta do. ( Part should be here tommorow) 😅 😂
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You can drill a hole in the gear leaver and put in a bolt with 2 nuts, one either side of the leaver.

It will get you going again.

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Similar to the advice by Rolex. They say a pix paints a thousand words. An example from a French site, skyfox38 - Réparation rapide du sélecteur de vitesses. Use the translation tool, if required. Let us know how you fair.
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That is pretty neat and smart idea, unfortunately with my knob it was bent upwards before breaking off, so it sits in a upward position, I ended up buying a cheap folding shifter from ebay, I've seen some others use them as well. Btw how so you guys feel about frame sliders? I don't have the money for crash bars atm and figures something is better then nothing. I'm tired of breaking stuff when falling lol.
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