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    shocker

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    Re: Midwest clutch lever

    Post by shocker on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:01 pm

    Can't quite work out how an old duffer  (or so I keep hearing Very Happy)  with a knackered left arm can use an antiquated cable clutch on an equally antiquated Honda without any problem - yet there are people with hydraulic clutches needing help?

    All i really want to know is if that makes me a well 'ard hero or Muffy a limp wristed poof??


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    OWEN450X

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    Re: Midwest clutch lever

    Post by OWEN450X on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:05 pm

    Rolling Eyes lol!
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    mizzed

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    Re: Midwest clutch lever

    Post by mizzed on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:11 pm

    The latter was always the case Gary, but having ridden Owens bike that was forged from pig iron in cyfarthfa ironworks the former is also true too Very Happy
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    shocker

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    Re: Midwest clutch lever

    Post by shocker on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:18 pm

    Cheers chaps  cheers
    Just glad it's the Muffer and not me!  Very Happy
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    Taffy300

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    Re: Midwest clutch lever

    Post by Taffy300 on Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:07 am

    Definitely the latter !!
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    Clarky_two

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    Re: Midwest clutch lever

    Post by Clarky_two on Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:09 am

    Ive heard good things about these lever Muffy......dont listen to them.
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    wolfy

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    Re: Midwest clutch lever

    Post by wolfy on Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:55 am

    If you have to pull it back to the bars it not a one finger clutch Rob scratch i guess something must need adjusting ? i bought fancy levers before & found em worse, i just move the standard ones in & cut a v in clutch handle bar grip now.
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    mizzed

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    Re: Midwest clutch lever

    Post by mizzed on Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:03 am

    Did you try setting the clutch basket to its x softer setting?
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    wolfy

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    Re: Midwest clutch lever

    Post by wolfy on Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:17 am

    mizzed wrote:Did you try setting the clutch basket to its x softer setting?

    Will that make the clutch feel softer ? or just make the clutch slip ?
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    mufynman

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    Re: Midwest clutch lever

    Post by mufynman on Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:32 am

    Apparently with these you are supposed to set the clutch to disengage just off the bar . It doesnt mean you have to pull it right in to engage , but if you dont set it up like that you might get clutch slip with the lever fully out , and it means the reach is quite small , which is what the aim is , ie you arent having to stretch out to start pulling . Anyway , it was mrs Muff that insisted I buy it , cos she was sick of me complaining my fingers were aching every Valentines day

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