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post #1 of 15 Old 10-12-2006, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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clutch lever modification?

Has anyone tried bending the clutch lever so there's not an acre of space between it and the grip? My hands aren't small, but I commute 5 days and I'm really getting some bad pains. I tried adjusting the dial, but that doesn't bring it any closer to the grip. There's a lot of dead space in my pull and I need to get rid of it.
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Adjusting the dial did bring my clutch lever a bit closer to the grip, it isn't a huge difference but at least it is some. My bike dropped in the garage the other day, so now I have a nice lil stubby clutch lever. :lol: There may be some better clutch levers out there, better suited for you. If I discover any....I will let you know.

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Take a small, flat, fine file and shave a small amount off of the contact point shown.... keep filing and checking until the lever is about 1/4 inch closer to the handgrip, thats all it takes. I can now get 4 fingers on the lever. An added benefit is slightly easier clutch pull because the new contact point adds more "leverage".
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Does the clutch fully disengage? No problems with getting it into first when you are stationary? I'd be concerned that I wasn't limiting the actual clutch release.

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Yes, the clutch fully disengages with room to spare, of course, it engages a little sooner but you quickly get used to it. Try this...go squeeze your lever in and you will notice the last 1/4 to 3/8 inch is a real b***h. This mod eliminates that problem. Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference!
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Thanks Nighthawk, I'll try that this weekend. I've been paying attention and about 1/4" feels like it should work. My last bike was a Honda Shadow and I'm really enjoying how "techincal" the V-Strom is. I'm a tinkerer and this is so much more fun that just adding chrome.
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Are you guys talking about 1000's or 650's?

It would be helpful if people would mention what bike they ride some place in their signature file.

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Same as me. Excellent!!

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Heavy, the 650 has a cable and does not have the adjusting wheel on the lever. But it does work nicely.

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