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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2009, 12:33 pm Thread Starter
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Broken Clutch Lever

After 5 years with my K1200GT I got careless moving it in my garage and (POS sidestand) dropped it, breaking the clutch lever plus some scratches on the lower front left side fairing. I ordered a new clutch lever (not cheap) and just want to ask if there is anything I need to know about making this replacement? I haven't taken anything apart yet but from the catalog photo of the lever it looks as if it may not be as straight forward as I originally thought. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. If the info is at another location on this site please point me in the right direction. Thanks. Gerry
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2009, 10:07 pm
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I dropped mine at 40 MPH and broke the clutch lever. It was an easy replacement.
But it cost $98 back in 2005.
Try the beemer Bone yard for a used one.
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bazra, Thanks for the note. Cost of the lever has gone up about $10. Tried the bone yard and they were "sold out." That's ok, New one should be here in a few days. I'm glad to hear there is nothing special about replacing it. And of course it's a lesson learned! Best wishes. Gerry
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 2009, 12:38 pm
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I dropped my KRS and had the same damage.
A quick way out is to just replace the lever end(you have to buy the whole lever) and keep the operator end as a trophy.

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brucecha, Thank you, thats exactly what I've done. I now have my "trophy" as you said.
Also, for the first time since the "incident" you gave me a reason for a bit of a smile! Thanks for that too! Even though I knew it very well I still consider that damn sidestand the next thing to a bear trap! I know BMW could have done better than that. Gerry
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