How to replace your clutch lever bushing

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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:39 pm

MasterDaniel904 wrote:Every other year is probably excessive. Took almost 120,000 miles and over 10 years of year 'round riding for mine to wear noticeably. Honda may have its issues, but generally ridiculous wear (except for the shift lever seal!) is not one of them.
Oh, I don't replace it every other year, but I do take it out, clean the grit out of it, and lube it, before putting it back together.

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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by jimh352 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:57 pm

Thank you for the photo instruction, very nice job. I know this is an old post, but still relevant today, and important.
My 85 Limited was always problematic to change gears, a little anyway. Then I noticed it creeping. I haven't had the bike that long, and only recently rode it into town, hence noticing the creep at a red light.
So, I researched it, and came upon this post. Took it apart today and shur nuf, it's worn. And stuck! But the rod came out of the bushing with just pliers. I put in a bb for now, and went for a ride, WOW! Fixed it!

I have a new set on the way (bushing, rod, seal). Thank you again. Without this post, who knows what I'd have done trying to fix it. I had already flushed the fluids when I got it, everything! Well, still gotta do the final drive.

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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:21 am

Is the bushing on the throttle side the same ? The reason I ask, is sometimes I have to jiggle the clutch or the front break lever around to get the Cruise Control to activate . . . .
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