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  • Offline Gimpymoo   gb

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    Clutch lever replacement?
    on: 15 March, 2023, 01:47:01 pm
    15 March, 2023, 01:47:01 pm
    Mine needs replacing after a drop, is banana shape  :001:

    How much of a job is it?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Clutch lever replacement?
    Reply #1 on: 15 March, 2023, 07:46:28 pm
    15 March, 2023, 07:46:28 pm
    absolutely dead simple, i did exactly the same with mine about a year ago, 10 minutes even for a ham fisted oaf like me

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    Re: Clutch lever replacement?
    Reply #2 on: 16 March, 2023, 09:45:37 am
    16 March, 2023, 09:45:37 am
    *Originally Posted by Gimpymoo [+]
    Mine needs replacing after a drop, is banana shape  :001:

    How much of a job is it?

    Thanks.
    Howdy. Do you have it already? Should not be that expensive AND I don't want to make any promise here, but I might have a spare one if it helps... Want me to check?

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    Re: Clutch lever replacement?
    Reply #3 on: 16 March, 2023, 10:40:36 am
    16 March, 2023, 10:40:36 am
    I've dropped mine too many times resulting in damage to both brake and clutch levers. I've managed to bend both back into shape using the other as a template. So at least attempt to bend it back into shape before sourcing a replacement, you'll be surprised at how much bending they'll stand. One time I snapped the brake lever, leaving just a shorty one finger lever to get me 250 miles home. I sourced a pattern replacement from eBay for 13.99, and when compared to the reassuringly expensive costs of a new part from a Honda dealer it was a no brainer. I got the pattern lever off this eBay seller and its been perfect.

    As said removal and fitting is simple, the clutch lever pivots on a bolt that threads through a bracket on the side of the master cylinder and is further secured by a nut. Reassemble using a silicone grease at the pivot points and tip of the clutch switch, the bolt needs to be no more than finger tight, the nut just needs a nip. For what it's worth the Honda torque specifications are: 1 Nm for the bolt; 6 Nm for the nut.
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    Re: Clutch lever replacement?
    Reply #4 on: 20 March, 2023, 09:28:25 pm
    20 March, 2023, 09:28:25 pm
    *Originally Posted by Froggymanny [+]
    Howdy. Do you have it already? Should not be that expensive AND I don't want to make any promise here, but I might have a spare one if it helps... Want me to check?

    Thank you, a nice gesture. Just got one delivered today so should be good.

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    Re: Clutch lever replacement?
    Reply #5 on: 20 March, 2023, 09:31:56 pm
    20 March, 2023, 09:31:56 pm
    *Originally Posted by Art [+]
    I've dropped mine too many times resulting in damage to both brake and clutch levers. I've managed to bend both back into shape using the other as a template. So at least attempt to bend it back into shape before sourcing a replacement, you'll be surprised at how much bending they'll stand. One time I snapped the brake lever, leaving just a shorty one finger lever to get me 250 miles home. I sourced a pattern replacement from eBay for 13.99, and when compared to the reassuringly expensive costs of a new part from a Honda dealer it was a no brainer. I got the pattern lever off this eBay seller and its been perfect.

    As said removal and fitting is simple, the clutch lever pivots on a bolt that threads through a bracket on the side of the master cylinder and is further secured by a nut. Reassemble using a silicone grease at the pivot points and tip of the clutch switch, the bolt needs to be no more than finger tight, the nut just needs a nip. For what it's worth the Honda torque specifications are: 1 Nm for the bolt; 6 Nm for the nut.

    Thanks, really helpful.

    That link is great.

    I think the cylinder has been tilted slightly, clutch mechanism catching on rubber casing where indicator/light controls are.

    Is a torque essential?

    My toolbox is bare but will gladly get one if needed.
    Last Edit: 20 March, 2023, 09:33:00 pm by Gimpymoo

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    Re: Clutch lever replacement?
    Reply #6 on: 21 March, 2023, 05:26:52 am
    21 March, 2023, 05:26:52 am
    *Originally Posted by Gimpymoo [+]
    ...Is a torque (wrench) essential?

    My toolbox is bare but will gladly get one if needed.

    You don't need a torque wrench to replace the clutch lever so long as you realise that 1 Nm is just finger tight (a touch over seating the bolt) and 6 Nm is no more than a nip. When I did my apprenticeship we were made to use a torque wrench on every nut, bolt and fastening to get an idea of feel for different torque settings.

    If you're going to venture more into Home Mechanics a torque wrench will be a good investment.  Assuming you have a basic 3/8" square drive socket set, my go to torque wrench and ideal tool for the home mechanic is a 3/8" square drive  7-112 Nm (5- 83 lbf-ft) Sealey STW1011. Some will argue that the wide range of 7-112 Nm will mean that it is less than accurate at the extreme ends of that range, for my two penn'orth torquing automotive nuts, bolts and fastenings isn't an exact science and most torque wrenches are calibrated at up to +/- 5% anyway.

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    Re: Clutch lever replacement?
    Reply #7 on: 14 April, 2023, 03:03:13 pm
    14 April, 2023, 03:03:13 pm
    That was really straightforward  :028:

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    Re: Clutch lever replacement?
    Reply #8 on: 14 April, 2023, 05:48:44 pm
    14 April, 2023, 05:48:44 pm
    How difficult can a nut and bolt be?

    Happy days.