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Re:Trying to figure out how to remove clutch lever
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Re:Trying to figure out how to remove clutch lever 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Do yourself a favor and make it easy, get a new nut and bolt. That is once ya figure how to take it off.
 
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Re:Trying to figure out how to remove clutch lever 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
So thanks again for all the great advice/suggestions. I took the nut off by first removing the clutch switch off the bottom and then using a pair of small vice grips and pulled the nut down while spinning it off. It ended up being completely stripped (the clutch lever pin that is) in the middle only which is why it would not come off easily. Order a new pin and nut and should be back on the road by Saturday. thanks again everyone.
 
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Re:Trying to figure out how to remove clutch lever 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Lifeguard wrote:
So the problem that I have is that the flat headed bolt attaching the lever to the bracket is not letting me completely remove the nut. I guess I will try using a die to clean the threads. I have placed my thumb and anything else I could figure to hold that damn bolt down while I try to remove the nut but nothing is working. It acts like a nylon bushing hold in place nut that is staying in place. I also seem to be running into the problem of having Kuryakan chrome bolt on accessories having really bad thread issues. I have had to return two itmes due to really poorly manufactured threaded bolt holes. Anyone else running into this? Chinese made junk I am afraid. The levers I bought now also have this same issue. I am using tap and die clean ups on all of this stuff. Really irritating.

By the way thanks for the heads up on the switch. I saw that one coming form a mile away and steared clear of that problem.


OH OH OH< I JUST REMEMBERED how to do what your up against!!! tighten it all back up, and use a new nut or a die (first forwards, than flip it backwards) to clean/chase the exposed threads. THEN the nut will come off easy with just thumb pressure on the flat headed bolt to hold it. (use oil, wd or marvel while clean/cutting) OR you could do the old school method and file them
 
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