Adjustable Levers

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Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:39 am

AlecJ wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:43 am
I am just not sure how to put on the brake lever with that fat knob....
It's pretty easy:

1. Pop off the rubber protector. Beneath it is a fancy nut. Screw that nut inward to reveal a small circlip. Remove that circlip, carefully. It will pop off, whiz past you and land somewhere in the garage where you will never see it again. Once off, unscrew the fancy nut, then remove the spring. Now you can remove the lever. Remove the bolt that holds the lever in place and remove the lever.

2. With the lever off, remove the circlip that holds the adjuster in place. The adjuster can then be removed. Grease up the adjuster, transfer it to the new lever, and reassemble.

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Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:52 pm

radare wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:39 am
AlecJ wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:43 am
I am just not sure how to put on the brake lever with that fat knob....
Remove that circlip, carefully. It will pop off, whiz past you and land somewhere in the garage where you will never see it again.
Thanks, I figured it out, but that circlip flew into another dimention... Will be looking for a new one.

New levers looks much better than to worn old ones!
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:45 am

Last night I replaced one side of my levers with Chinese knock off. When pressing on the clutch lever the bike will go in to gear when shifted but the bike doesn't move when slowly releasing the clutch lever. Any clue why, Guys?

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:57 am

radare or others in-the-know! :)

Would these Puig units fit?

Clutch: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/pui ... utch-lever
Brake: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/pui ... ever-mount

And there's a required mount, apparently: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/pui ... ever-mount

Obviously the Seca doesn't show up on the fitment list, but bikes such as the FZ6R do... Just wondering if there's some compatibility there, with other Yamahas. I like these units quite a bit and they seem to come in several colors. The black/silver is my favorite!

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:58 am

Bigfeet51 wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:45 am
Last night I replaced one side of my levers with Chinese knock off. When pressing on the clutch lever the bike will go in to gear when shifted but the bike doesn't move when slowly releasing the clutch lever. Any clue why, Guys?
How is the cable tension? It sounds like the cable is too tight.

The cable tension is the only thing that should be affected when the only thing you have done is replace the lever.
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:06 am

Siper2 wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:57 am
radare or others in-the-know! :)

Would these Puig units fit?

Clutch: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/pui ... utch-lever
Brake: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/pui ... ever-mount

And there's a required mount, apparently: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/pui ... ever-mount

Obviously the Seca doesn't show up on the fitment list, but bikes such as the FZ6R do... Just wondering if there's some compatibility there, with other Yamahas. I like these units quite a bit and they seem to come in several colors. The black/silver is my favorite!
I don't think the brake will fit. Take a close look at how the lever connects with the piston on the XJ600 and you'll see the fancy mechanism that isn't present on most modern brakes.
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:29 pm

Gotcha, thanks Casper. :) I figured it was a long shot, oh well.

I'm not necessarily dissatisfied with the OEM levers, but adjustability would indeed be nice.

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Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:38 am

Casper, that was one of the first things I checked and everything seems to be fine. The only other problem I could think it would be is the handle lever switch (#10) because I damaged it while removing the handle, but replaced it with and old one that I had laying around. Maybe my old one isn't good.
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:48 am

#10 is the Clutch Safety Switch. If I remember right, it keeps the starter from turning when in gear. I don't think it affects anything while the bike is running.

Thinking of clutch actuation, it is a purely mechanical system.

With the engine off, put the bike into 1st gear and try rolling the bike. Can you push it forward? If yes, remove the clutch cable from the lever and try again, can you push it forward?
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:34 pm

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Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:48 am
#10 is the Clutch Safety Switch. If I remember right, it keeps the starter from turning when in gear. I don't think it affects anything while the bike is running.

Thinking of clutch actuation, it is a purely mechanical system.

With the engine off, put the bike into 1st gear and try rolling the bike. Can you push it forward? If yes, remove the clutch cable from the lever and try again, can you push it forward?
I am able to push it forward.

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