Right side clutch lever?

CycleRyder

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I've been converting a 4 stroke build to a 2 stroke. My left dummy grip wont come off. Its one of those plastic chrome/rubber grips that cant simply get cut off & I wouldnt want to cut it anyway. I had them on there for a couple of months with the 4 stroke never realising I would ever have to get a clutch lever. The clutch lever I plan to getting is the thumb clutch engager with brake lever from Bicycle Engines so I can hook up a front brake to my cruiser. Since my dummy grip is basicaly stuck on there for good would the thumb ingager w brake lever work on the right side?
 
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Chaz

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You can get the grip off by using an old spoke flattened like a screwdriver at one end, or maybe you have a small thin screwdriver. Use the tool to get between the grip and the handlebar and squirt in some rubbing alcohol. You could use a lubricant but it will contaminate the grip possibly never to recover. Using rubbing alcohol leaves you with nice and clean surfaces and no clean up needed.
 

allen standley

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You can also use air pressure if you can get a good seal on the opposite end. Make sure nobody is in the line of release. It may blow off quickly.
 

CycleRyder

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I actually found a cluch lever that can be operated upside down or right side up so I can use it on the right or left & only costs $10. Think I'll try that & see how it feels mounted on the right side. When eventually I get a brake lever for a front brake setup I'll try sliding the brake lever all the way from the right side.