I broke something with my clutch ... HELP
So, some years ago someone knocked over my glee-strom in a parking lot, onto the left side. The hand guards took the brunt of most of the fall, but my clutch lever has been a little wobbly since then, with vertical play that I just kind of lived with. I figured it was either the lever being a little bent, or the housing (surrounding two holes) being a little stretched.
So today, I figured I'd had enough of that. I removed the left hand guard, removed the clutch lever, and put in a new lever. It still had vertical play. I took that out, and used a pair of pliers to true up the bolt holes that line up for the clutch lever, and reassembled it. That did the trick, the lever no longer had play.
I reassembled my hand guard and took it for a test ride around the block. Immediately, I noticed the lever pull seemed tighter (harder to pull than before), and the bite point to engage a gear was way, way late. I didn't remember changing the clutch cable tightness, but maybe something about just swapping in a new lever had done it.
I went home to adjust the clutch cable, and downshifted to first gear as I rode up my driveway... And... Ka-chunk! My gear shift foot lever just came free!
Well now there was no changing gears at all. I had to pull in the clutch to power walk the bike around, and then leave it in first gear in my garage.
I'm pretty sure these two pieces are supposed to be attached. Did I shear off a bolt somehow? I don't see how they're supposed to join.
Last edited by robardin; 05-11-2019 at 03:13 PM.