Clutch Lever Locking Screw Popped Out!

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  1. Aleebi

    Aleebi New Member

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    Hi guys, so yesterday I was riding my bike like usual when suddenly the locking screw from my clutch handlebar fell out? Any suggestions on what I should do?
    For reference, the part I'm referring to is circled.

    The bike works fine, but in order to idle I have to hold the clutch lever down instead of relying on the lock to do it for me.
     

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  2. 2door

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    Drill a 1/16" hole in the pin and use a 3/32" washer then install a 1/16" cotter pin where the original snap ring was. I hope you were able to salvage the spring. If you lost the spring, Ace Hardware will have a replacement.
    While you're at it put a 3/32" rubber 'O' ring between the washer and the lever to stop that annoying metallic 'click' sound when you release the lever and engage the clutch.

    Tom
     
  3. Mike B

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    Just buy a new one.
     
  4. 2door

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    Hmmmm, let's see. New clutch lever and shipping, ahhhh, something like fifteen bucks?
    1/16" cotter pin at the hardware store, .15 cents?
    Decisions, decisions...Guess it depends on if you're on Social Security and a pension or not. :)

    Tom
     
  5. Mike B

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  6. Aleebi

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    2door, I'm not very savvy with hardware so to be honest I have no clue what you just said haha.

    I don't really know the ins-and-outs of clutch handlebar.
     
  7. BarelyAWake

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    A simpler solution still? Bit of old inner tube, free ofc ;)

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  8. MotorBicycleRacing

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    The washers that hold the spring on are secured with a folded over ring of metal kind of like a pop rivet.
    Take a hammer and spread it with a few taps so it doesn't let the washers fall off.
    Support the other end on a block of wood when you tap it.

    Just another detail I do to my kits before they are sold so I don't have to replace clutch levers.

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  9. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    I like the ratcheting type levers since they're longer for easy use in traffic and have diff stop points in case it is hard to find a good lock point that still gives good clutch grip

    they do take some getting used to tho

    I'd get some type of new one and save the old one for a spare brake lever.
     
  10. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

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    Longer than the short clutch levers? :)

    The clutch lever I carry is 1/8" longer than the ratcheting one and has the
    same amount of pull as the ratcheting ones highest setting.

    The ratcheting clutch levers are hard to get on the highest notch which is
    really the only setting you want to use.

    I will post some pics later.

    Thanks Tom
    I do like the idea of adding an 0-ring to the spring loaded locking pin.
     
  11. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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  12. sboricic123

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    I have used a cable tie before to hold the clutch lever. I keep 1 attached to the handle bar and loose enough the I can slip it over the clutch handle when I use it.
     

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