Lever replacement

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?

Thanks

Tony

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.

And buy some hand gaurds.

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.

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...

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.

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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