Help with Sunline v1/ASV flex levers !
Posted November 09, 2010 - 11:26 AM
I've read numerous posts about the switch on the clutch perch that allows us to start the bike with the clutch in and that seems to be the issue with aftermarket clutch levers. Personally, I prefer to keep the stock perch and switch on the bike or at least keep the switch. On top of that, the hot start would appear to be hit in the event the Flex clutch lever bent up during a crash/tip over/ejection.
I'm a bit frustrated at this point so anyone with a Flex lever or experience with this please chime in.
Posted November 10, 2010 - 08:06 AM
Unplug the white neutral switch plug from the wiring loom (behind the headlight) and then cut the 2 wires a couple inches above the switch. Solder these 2 wires together to complete the circuit and plug the white neutral switch plug back in behind the headlight. Now the bike "thinks" you always have the clutch in and allows you to start it.
Order an OEM 2007 YZ450 clutch perch (I actually used a 2007 YZ250 2 stroke perch that I already had, probably the same part # as the 450?). On my 07 WR I was able to reuse the back clamp, 2 bolts, and hot start mounting. I only needed the purch. Order the Sunline V1 lever for an 07 YZ450 and install.
Oh and make sure you either have the clutch in or you're in neutral before you start the bike
Posted November 11, 2010 - 04:54 PM
Sunline got back with me and said they don't make a lever for the WR. They also suggested bypassing the switch and putting a YZ lever/perch on there if I really wanted to. I don't so I am not going to.
At this point I am going to keep the switch on the clutch perch since I have a 10 year old who gets on the bike sometimes. I don't want an accident to happen if he and his little brother, who is 2, happen to be around the bike when I'm not. His mother would kill me if the WR fell over on the little one. My 10 year old knows better but...he's still only 10, not the most responsible kid ...lol.
So, I am going to get some barkbusters/shields to help save the levers and keep the branches/weeds/mud/dirt off my hands. Never thought about running them but after reading ALOT of posts on here about them, I am going to try that route.