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post #1 of 3 Old 08-02-2014, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket clutch lever installation


Thanks to my new place being on a hill, mixed with some boneheadedness on my part, I broke off a piece of my clutch lever. I found some good threads on replacing the lever with another OEM one, and some good recommendations on aftermarket ones, but I was wondering if the aftermarket ones install just like the OEM, or is each one a little different? I'm leaning toward the Ride It Moto set.

I'm not terribly handy, but I have to believe this is something I can handle. It was also recommended to me that I have a spare clutch and brake lever on hand on long trips. Any thoughts on that as well?

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-05-2014, 11:26 AM
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It should be very straightforward to install.

Yes, carrying spare levers is a good idea. If the bike falls over in a parking lot somewhere, it's very possible to damage the levers to the point they're not safe to use. I keep a cheapo set of brake and clutch levers in the space under the seat -- they're held tightly together with rubber bands so they don't rattle.

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-05-2014, 01:27 PM
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you can do this easily. I have done it and if I can do it , trust me a slightly trained poodle could.
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