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post #1 of 3 Old 05-29-2008, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch lever problem/fix!!!!

I got my KLR a couple of weeks ago and I noticed this last week that the clutch lever didn't let out like it should. It would go out enough to engage, but I would have to push it the rest of the way out, to have it "all" the way out. Gosh, did that make since!! So I did what any good knowledgable person would do, I bought a new cable!! 10 bucks for a cable, might as well!!!!

Tonight I went to put the cable on and I loosend the nut on the bottem (the one that holds the handguard on) and low and be hold, my lever worked perfectly!!!! Who knew that when I took the handguard off the first week I had it, that when I reinstalled it, the nut could be tightened to tight which in turn makes the clutch lever stiff and not able to release properly???

So needles to say, I have a brand new cable if I ever need to replace my old one that is still on the bike!!!!

Just thought I'd share that "blonde" moment I had!!!!

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WOW, thanks for the heads up Kim. My handguard is loose at that point and bugs me, now I know I won't be tightening it up.

Some people go ahead and route their spare clutch cable down and along the current one, in case they have to to switch it out in the field. That way you won't have to take off the seat, side panels and tank. You just disconnect the old and connect the new. Use zip ties to hold it in place in several locations.

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WOW, thanks for the heads up Kim. My handguard is loose at that point and bugs me, now I know I won't be tightening it up.

Some people go ahead and route their spare clutch cable down and along the current one, in case they have to to switch it out in the field. That way you won't have to take off the seat, side panels and tank. You just disconnect the old and connect the new. Use zip ties to hold it in place in several locations.
Thanks for the tip!! That is a very good place to store the new cable!!!!!
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