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OK, how the heck is the circled pin (below) removed from the clutch lever? There is a small screw at the back but it doesn't want to turn.
 

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Why take the pin out?

That lever is designed to break in the other section so you just replace the longer lever and leave that part alone. We learned that the hard way when Tigre crashed and we had to put the brake lever over on the clutch side.
 

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When I bought a new lever I got the whole thing (minus the cylinder and pin). I suppose I could use the new lever on the old part, but it would be nice to use all new stuff.
 

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Mine looks like it has Loctite or something like that on it.
Try warming it up with a heat gun and then trying to unscrew it.

I have not had mine apart, but it looks like you'll have to turn the screw clockwise so the pin will screw out the other side.
 

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Thanks Nick, I hadn't considered Loctite. I did try screwing the back of the pin clockwise, but it wouldn't budge. I'll warm the little bugger up first...
 

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Good luck, it's not a very promising looking thing.

Maybe you can grab the shank of the other end?
 

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Oh come on!

Save yourself a lot of trouble, not to mention avoiding mangling the screw for that pin, and just swap the lever ends. That's quite easy to do and it will look the same once you have it reinstalled on your bike.
 

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Keep your shorts on Scott, I asked the guys at the shop and they showed me a small set screw that holds the pin in place. Back that off and it comes right out. NBD once you know the trick. Remember how long we futzed around with it when we were trying to get Steve Metz back on the road?
 

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Those scoundrels...

Thanks, now I know how to change the freeplay on the clutch.
 

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I think you owe us another photo, showing where the set screw is located. Does your camera have a closeup setting?

I just learned something useful about clutch levers.
 

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This is what mine looks like:

 

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Thanks for posting the photo - that's pretty much what mine looks like, minus the brass tab on the cylinder. (At least that's what it looks like to me...)
 

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You're welcome.
That protruding part actuates a microswitch on the clutch perch, so the ECU can decide to let me start the bike in gear as long as I've got the clutch pulled in, for example.
 
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