To replace the clutch and brake lever is not rocket science and can be done by anyone. Here I show you based on the upcoming construction of my racing machine how to do it.
[sam id=”2″ codes=”true”]As I recently reported are a few minor alterations to on my racing bike. Here I describe the first handles on the small ZXR 400 and it is also about the handles, the replacement of the brake and clutch levers.
Why the replacement of the brake and clutch Lever?
In my case, the brake lever was bent by a fall. Although he is still usable, but new lever simply have many advantages. I have decided for the short version of the levers of V-Trec . I‘ve been driving this levers for years on my road bike and they have also survived the crash in instructor training without problems.
From the brake your life may depend on, so I do not want to save here. Which is to say that the levers of V–Trec already have an extremely good value for money! Many other providers charge double. The color of the lever and the adjuster can be selected visually the lever so are also an appreciation.
The exchange of the brake lever – Manual
The new brake lever is easily inserted and secured with a screw. For full details of the torque should be seen in the Workshop Manual. I‘ve attached but by feel. Of course they should not be too loose and to depart it should not.
Exchange coupling lever – Manual
This procedure is similar to how the brake lever. First, however, you must unmount the clutch cable. For this purpose, you relaxed the rope first. Either the clutch handle itself by adjusting the wheel or the rope you hanging out of the engine.
Since I did not want to break down the paneling I relaxed the rope to the handle and dismantled the entire clutch system. Then the rope was easy to unhook. You have to be careful not to hurt the rope, so gross violence is to prevent the rope does not kinking.
Is the clutch cable unhooked it goes on like the brake lever. Dissolve the screw and occupies the old clutch lever out. In the case of ZXR 400 a metal tunnel from the old handle must away (easy with a screwdriver through press) and are used in the new clutch lever. Everything is cleaned and the new clutch lever is screwed. And tighten the screw with the freshly greased bolts.
The rope must be re-attached and the clutch perch are screwed to the handlebar. Here are the two bracket moons first put on a page to this plan on one another, only then is clamped to the other side.
Only now adjust and test the rope if the clutch works as usual. Possibly readjust.
How does the replacement of the brake and clutch lever for my motorcycle?
Just sometimes I can not answer that, but it should be similar like this manual. In the levers but is also a very detailed instructions, so it should be no problem.
I wish to also not explain the exchange for all motorcycles, but rather to show how easy it is. Maybe it takes away the fear to lend a hand even on his motorcycle.
Did I forget something? – Then just write in the comments.
The brake and clutch levers are available at BS-Motoparts.com to buy.