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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 6:22 am Thread Starter
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Clutch Lever Change

Hi all,

I managed to drop my K1200 GT last week in a cobblestone mews. Broke the clutch lever. New one arrived this morning (cost £60!).

It doesn't seem immediately obvious how to change it over. Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Chris

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 8:33 am
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Are you replacing the complete lever including the adjuster and the bit which goes inside the assembly, or just the lever section after the adjuster?
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For the complete lever...
Remove bar end weight.
Remove heated grip... take care with the cables, ties may need to be slackened and possibly the plug removed which is near the left side of the battery.
Remove the two screws on the lower/front SIDE cover to the clutch lever housing.
Remove the two screws on the cover under the housing.
You should now be able to see/remove the pivot screw.
Replace, torque to 11Nm.

Seems like a lot of fuss...
Maybe you can get away with just the "adjusted" section? You can see the pivot for that without moving a thing.
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Hi Paul,

Many thanks for your help.

You're right, it is a lot of fuss. I'm just going to replace the 'end bit' - the actual lever, which as you say just involves removing the pivot bolt to the right of the lever adjuster.

I've had this bike for a year now and, after biking on London streets for nearly 35 years, it is easily the best I've ever owned. The downside is that it's very hands-off in terms of ongoing maintenance and servicing, but overall I'd rather have this bike than not.

Chris
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