Murphy's Law Weekend
Posted May 05, 2002 - 07:45 PM
Last loop of the day, I wash out in some sand and the bike falls over and breaks the clutch lever clean off. We try rigging a vise grip and some cable ties but no leverage. Twelve miles back to the car, so I click it up to neutral, start, roll it to get some speed up and then drop her into first for a slow crawl home through the woods.
With no clutch, I have no option but to hit the technical sections with some speed. I bounce off a few trees and take another digger. Same starting procedure and try to pick better lines next time.
Here's the question, after replacing the clutch lever and cable (vise grips mucked up the head), what do I need to check on the transmission? If this happens again are there any other trailside repairs besides whittling a new clutch lever out of a pine tree?
Any suggestions appreciated....
1999 WR400 with custom clutch lever
custom pine sap deposits
Posted May 05, 2002 - 10:35 PM
Some people carry spare levers (brake and clutch)!
I wouldnt worry about it.
Posted May 06, 2002 - 01:29 AM
Take a spare lever and perch with you, they take up no room to speak of and could have made things a lot easier
Posted May 06, 2002 - 03:47 AM
[ May 06, 2002: Message edited by: YAMAKAZE ]