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post #1 of 15 Old 03-07-2008, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Cheap clutch lever replacement??

Yeah, so it finally happened. Turning left out of my townhouse complex, stall the bike and next thing I know, I'm lying in the road and the bike is on it's side. Thank god for the Givi crash bars and side case frame, or I'd be looking for some expensive plastic. Laid there for a second to gather what remained of my pride before hauling the beast up and telling the concerned gentleman behind me that I was fine and didn't hurt anything other than my ego. Noticed the ball end broke off my clutch lever, and the vultures in Vancouver want $87 for a new one. Anyone found a cheaper price?? Care to share details?? Could use some good news after such an expensive brain-fart moment.

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Yeah, so it finally happened. Turning left out of my townhouse complex, stall the bike and next thing I know, I'm lying in the road and the bike is on it's side. Thank god for the Givi crash bars and side case frame, or I'd be looking for some expensive plastic. Laid there for a second to gather what remained of my pride before hauling the beast up and telling the concerned gentleman behind me that I was fine and didn't hurt anything other than my ego. Noticed the ball end broke off my clutch lever, and the vultures in Vancouver want $87 for a new one. Anyone found a cheaper price?? Care to share details?? Could use some good news after such an expensive brain-fart moment.
There was a similar post recently about a brake lever. Must be the season. I broke mine a few weeks back.
Anyway, check ebay - that's where I got mine. $16.85

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dunno about the strom. i like using short 2-finger levers for brake levers.
1) they dont break as easily
2) less risk of grabbing a handful of brake too enthusiastically

i have no idea about the clutch lever, though i have seen some 2 finger ones there as well, mostly on dirt bikes. very useful little things they are...
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+1. Just smooth off whats left and ride it that way. I did the same thing and rode it that way for months, until I succumbed to the razzing of my riding buddies and ponied up and ordered some E-Bay ones.
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I just received a clutch lever (P/N 57620-27A31) from Oneida Suzuki (315 363-0916) for $7.99.
Your dealer ($87) should wear a mask.
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Double check but I also believe that the hayabusa lever fits the 1000.

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eBay is the best bet. Numerous stores who sell 'em. I got a stock one from those guys for like 10 bucks, plus shipping. You can even get snazzy carbon fiber ones for only a buck or two more!

Plus you'll get it in a day or two, all in all it's a pretty great option.
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Double check but I also believe that the hayabusa lever fits the 1000.
It fits but has a slightly different bend. It works but will be different then the other one.

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eBay is the best bet. Numerous stores who sell 'em. I got a stock one from those guys for like 10 bucks, plus shipping. You can even get snazzy carbon fiber ones for only a buck or two more!

Plus you'll get it in a day or two, all in all it's a pretty great option.
Yup. Did that. But it looks like the carbon fiber is just a paint job on the metal. But, I really don't care, 'cuz they were cheap and work just fine.
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