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post #1 of 4 Old Jan 27th, 2010, 7:22 am Thread Starter
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Clutch lever & pull

Is there an aftermarket clutch lever available with a micro-adjustment capability for my '09 LT? Also is there a way to increase the ease of pulling in the clutch? An injury has made what was earlier an easy pull on the clutch, very difficult and painful. I've tried a few variations of using just a few fingers and pulling near the base of the clutch lever, but that has not helped. Perhaps surgery will correct the injury, I don't mind that if it becomes necessary, however, riding the LT less is not an option. I'd greatly appreciate suggestions. Thanks.

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post #2 of 4 Old Jan 27th, 2010, 7:35 am
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Re: Clutch lever & pull

Can not help you with a different lever but, since the clutch is "Hydraulic" there is no way to change the amount of force needed to pull it.

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Is there an aftermarket clutch lever available with a micro-adjustment capability for my '09 LT? Also is there a way to increase the ease of pulling in the clutch? An injury has made what was earlier an easy pull on the clutch, very difficult and painful. I've tried a few variations of using just a few fingers and pulling near the base of the clutch lever, but that has not helped. Perhaps surgery will correct the injury, I don't mind that if it becomes necessary, however, riding the LT less is not an option. I'd greatly appreciate suggestions. Thanks.
Two 'minor' adjustments you could try are:

Using the leverage principle, applying squeeze at the outer end of the lever should make it easier than pulling on the lever up close to the base.

Try turning the adjustment wheel on the grip to the various settings - position 1 adjusts the lever closest to the grip, while 4 sets it at the max distance from the grip. I would think (morning coffee still brewing!!) the longer lever pullpoint, coupled with the minimum pull distance, *might* help. Gotta be a reason they manufactured that adjustment in, other than just to account for different hand sizes?? Good luck finding an easy remedy.
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Re: Clutch lever & pull

I think Dick's suggestions are your best bet.

If your surgery doesn't correct your grip, there may be some other mods you could do to increase the mechanical advantage of the lever. Maybe a change in pivot point, etc. There may be a way to increase the slave diameter or similar. All will be experimental and probably be "special".

Of course, a "Cheater" on the end of your clutch lever would help, but, probably look bad.

Let us know how you end up, there are probably others that would prefer an easier pull.

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