Clutch Lever


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Clutch Lever

Postby TAZZ » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:58 pm



Hi All can you help here with this sound. My 97/1500se with 77,000 miles It shift great but went I squeeze in the clutch lever I hear this squeaky sound going for the clutch lever do any off you get this or have had this sound if you did how did you fixed it or is this sound the nature off the beast.



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Re: Clutch Lever

Postby Mh434 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:28 pm

That's the internal master cylinder seals starting to go. Time to rebuild it. Just did one a few months ago on my Kawasaki - didn't take long, and didn't cost much. Good idea to get to it now, before it leaves you stranded somewhere, with a lot less options.

Once it was rebuilt, it was just like brand new. I hadn't realized that the clutch effort had been slowly rising over time - right back to normal after rebuilding.

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Re: Clutch Lever

Postby ct1500 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:07 pm

Remove the lever and grease the pivot bolt, pushrod tips and pushrod bushing. When they squeak like that it is usually a good bet the bushing is worn from prolonged lack of lube and should be replaced.
This is what I do
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Re: Clutch Lever

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:55 pm


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Re: Clutch Lever

Postby Mh434 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:42 am

Sorry, I'd forgotten about the common lever bushing problem when I replied...certainly, the bushing is an easier, quicker issue to diagnose - first rule of fixing stuff - always check the easier, cheaper stuff first!

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1986 Kawasaki Ninja 1000R
1981 Honda CBX (not for sale)
1982 Honda GL1100 Aspencade 1994 Yamaha700

Re: Clutch Lever

Postby TAZZ » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:44 pm

Thank All going to put a new bushing today and lube good I let you now the result

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1986 Kawasaki Ninja 1000R
1981 Honda CBX (not for sale)
1982 Honda GL1100 Aspencade 1994 Yamaha700

Re: Clutch Lever

Postby TAZZ » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:25 pm

Ok I'm back with the news It was the bushing went I took my out It was NO longer a circle but somewhat of an oval shape and had a hole thru the other side of the BIG hole. Is an easy job to do Thank Again All. :D

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Re: Clutch Lever

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:45 pm

TAZZ wrote:Ok I'm back with the news It was the bushing went I took my out It was NO longer a circle but somewhat of an oval shape and had a hole thru the other side of the BIG hole. Is an easy job to do Thank Again All. :D


If it had a hole through the other side, it's possible it also damaged the lever itself, so you might want to check that the new bushing fits perfectly in the lever without any slop or free play.




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