Lever replacement

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  • TBone_Boston

Posted August 24, 2005 - 03:40 PM


OK - Being "new again" to dirt bikes I need some fix-it advice. The last clutch lever replacement I had to do was on a 1978 YZ 80, now after doing a lemon squeeze between 2 oaks in Freetown MA, I have to do it on my '05 wr450.

I looked at it quick and I'm sure its easy enough but are the any gotchas? Any issues removing the rubber sleeve? Do I need to remove the adjuster knob assembly?


  • bg10459

Posted August 24, 2005 - 04:37 PM


Just remove the lever (not the perch or anything else), it doesn't get much easier than this. It shouldn't take more than 2 minutes.

  • Bamster

Posted August 24, 2005 - 05:11 PM


And buy some hand gaurds.

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  • dirtr1der

Posted August 24, 2005 - 05:53 PM


And buy some hand gaurds.

Yep. The type that hook into the ends of the bars. Not the moto roost deflectors. They break easier than levers.

  • TBone_Boston

Posted August 24, 2005 - 06:38 PM


Great! Thanks a lot!

I'm definitely going for the barkbusters or some other version of protection. I thought I'd just wait, but look where that got me...

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted August 24, 2005 - 08:07 PM


The type that hook into the ends of the bars. Not the moto roost deflectors. They break easier than levers.

Good point. :D However if you dont tighten them all the way, they will rotate out of harms way when you wreck, believe me, I have tested this theory more than I wish to admit. :D I have Rally Pros and Powermadds. The Rally Pros are definatly stronger, but I like the MX style Powermadds more overall :D . But thats just me.

  • 450 Hurricane

Posted August 25, 2005 - 05:51 AM


Replaced both front brake and clutch levers last night. Very straight forward. Takes about 5 minutes for both including the extra time I took to lube things. I didn't have to mess with adjuster assembly on clutch lever, but I did have to take off the hot start lever which is extremely easy to do (only two 3mm hex screws).

I too suggest getting some hand guards to protect the levers.


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