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1Back to top Go down    Aftermarket clutch lever on Fri May 25, 2018 7:25 pm

yamaguzzi

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Is there a dog leg style aftermarket clutch lever out there that fits a 1988 K 100RS ? After riding a while my hand gets cramped from the angle that the lever is at in relation to the bar.The angle is just too great. Thanks,I figured if anyone would know it would be here.I looked on the internet with no luck so far.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Aftermarket clutch lever on Sat May 26, 2018 11:32 am

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I have straightened a clutch lever by clamping it in a woodworking vise and am pretty sure you could reduce the distance from bar to lever this way.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Aftermarket clutch lever on Sat May 26, 2018 11:36 am

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I'd be VERY careful about trying to bend one. The alloy they are made from is fairly brittle. I've tried to get bent ones back to near normal and they always break.

Flanders used to make an aftermarket one but it was more or less the same as the factory one.

One thing you could try is adding a little slack in the adjuster where the cable enters the clutch perch.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Aftermarket clutch lever on Sat May 26, 2018 12:20 pm

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With the proliferation of 3D printing, wouldn't it be possible to get a set made to order? Design it in something like Autodesk Fusion 360 or outsource the design effort. Get them manufactured at Shapeways or another more local 3D printing house.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Aftermarket clutch lever on Sat May 26, 2018 6:09 pm

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@duck wrote:I'd be VERY careful about trying to bend one. The alloy they are made from is fairly brittle. I've tried to get bent ones back to near normal and they always break.
At least that indicates they can be bent. cheers I"d use a heat gun. The challenge is winding up with a comfortable lever that also is capable of releasing the clutch enough to shift well.

Sometimes just a slight angling of the handlebar and rotation of the lever will develop a more comfortable position.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Aftermarket clutch lever on Sat May 26, 2018 9:15 pm

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Thanks for the replys.It's something I need to overcome if I'm to travel on this bike so I guess I'll try some of the suggestions and see where that leads me. I've thought about different bars too. It's just not comfortable with the position of the lever and the angle of the handle bars in relation to the centerline of the bike They are bent too far towards the rear and the lever is just too wide to grab and squeeze comfortably .My shoulders and arms hurt from the riding position and my hand gets a cramp from pulling the clutch.I get on the Guzzi and even though it has a stiffer clutch it's not a problem and I can ride it all day, day after day and my arms don't hurt.I need this bike to do that somehow.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Aftermarket clutch lever on Sun May 27, 2018 1:18 am

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Try to get some K75c bars, some of the guys here have them on the RS and apparently it makes a big difference.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Aftermarket clutch lever on Sun May 27, 2018 3:47 am

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The easiest way to bend one is to crash a bike on the left side. Laughing


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Aftermarket clutch lever on Sun May 27, 2018 7:04 am

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No; that's the easiest way to snap the gear lever off and not touch the clutch lever. I know this...


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Aftermarket clutch lever on Mon May 28, 2018 3:55 am

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YG I was going to go up to our local hobby casting plant/machine shop before I put forth a suggestion. However I could not get up there on the days they operate. But I do believe that having talked to the head caster previously it would be possible to cast what you require. you need an old Brick lever and a lever with the angles you need. Cut and shunt the two levers into what you require and glue them together. Build up the pivot points with metal filler and sand down until slightly bigger than required. Then take them to a casting plant preferably run by old tradesmen ( cheaper) and have them cast. You will have to do all the final finishing off. It might even be possible to do this with a combination of an OEM lever and one of those adjustable levers.
Regards Martin.



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11Back to top Go down    Re: Aftermarket clutch lever on Tue May 29, 2018 6:37 pm

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@MartinW wrote:YG I was going to go up to our local hobby casting plant/machine shop before I put forth a suggestion. However I could not get up there on the days they operate. But I do believe that having talked to the head caster previously it would be possible to cast what you require. you need an old Brick lever and a lever with the angles you need. Cut and shunt the two levers into what you require and glue them together. Build up the pivot points with metal filler and sand down until slightly bigger than required. Then take them to a casting plant preferably run by old tradesmen ( cheaper) and have them cast. You will have to do all the final finishing off. It might even be possible to do this with a combination of an OEM lever and one of those adjustable levers.
Regards Martin.
Thanks that seems like what I'm going to have to do .


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