Clutch lever


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  • #6168
    AvatarThekid374
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    hey guys/gals

    ive been having an issue with my clutch, it doesn’t start to engage until the clutch lever is almost all the way out. It’s even worse when it’s warmed up. I’ve made adjustments to the cable, checked the cable for breaks in the wire but nothing helps. I have about a 1/2” (if that)  of clutch engagement before the clutch lever is all the way extended. I know all bikes are different when it comes to clutch engagement but this is bad. I’ve been riding for 21 years and I’ve stalled this bike 5 or 6 times in a little less than 2 months of owning this bike. Is anyone else’s svartpilen like this or somewhat close ? Is this normal for this bike to only have a small amount of clutch engagement.

     

    #25381
    407guy407guy
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    What I originally thought might be a heavy clutch on my brand new Svartpilen 401 comes to be what you have described above.  I have to ease the clutch out almost all the way for it to engage.  I do not have large hands so this “straining” to control the engagement is killing my forearm.

    Looking for adjustable levers (more than what the factory levers offer) which I hope will help my challenge.

    #25416
    Avatarsvartroad401
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    Glad to see its not just me then.

    Let us know what levers you end up getting or if you fix the problem a different way.

    #25441
    407guy407guy
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    Well, 0 for 1 with new levers.  The set I purchased via Amazon does not get any closer than the factory lever adjusted to the closest setting.  This is specific to the clutch lever.  Bummer!  Looking for another set…

    #25943
    407guy407guy
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    0 for 2 with new levers.  eBay purchase this time.  They did not fit properly so it was a non-event.  There is another seller on eBay from France.  Anyone familiar with them and the quality?  And do they actually get closer to the grips?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Levers-Lever-Long-3D-Brake-Clutch-Husqvarna-Svartpilen-401/264458087446?hash=item3d92ee2c16:g:wWkAAOSwAO9ZSqRp

    Thanks.

    #25946
    AvatarSpeedHoles
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    Some bikes with a cable clutch also have a mod available to increase the lever arm length (leverage) on the other end of the cable, on the engine case.

    I put one such product on my wife’s Ducati Scrambler, made by a company called Aella.

    Maybe there is such a product, or room for a product to be made, for the 401?

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