Author Topic: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch  (Read 1213 times)

craigac

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Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
« on: May 29, 2021, 12:16:09 pm »
The lever pushes the domed plunger downward. Has anyone else with Kuryakyn levers had this problem? If I could file the dome off the end of the plunger, then maybe the lever will depress the clutch switch.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2021, 01:19:51 pm by craigac »

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    Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
    « Reply #1 on: May 30, 2021, 08:26:59 am »
    I only had my lever off once but thought there was a recess that the dome should fit in - maybe I'm thinking of something else.

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    Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
    « Reply #2 on: May 30, 2021, 09:38:15 am »
    No recess. Itís not even a possible solution. Maybe this picture shows better why that is.

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      Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
      « Reply #3 on: May 30, 2021, 03:45:39 pm »
      What levers do you have? I have the wide style chrome levers P/N 7415 and they fit perfectly.
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      Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
      « Reply #4 on: May 30, 2021, 06:31:31 pm »
      What levers do you have? I have the wide style chrome levers P/N 7415 and they fit perfectly.

      Got the same ones and no issues
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      Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
      « Reply #5 on: May 30, 2021, 08:16:36 pm »
      What levers do you have? I have the wide style chrome levers P/N 7415 and they fit perfectly.

      Got the same ones and no issues

      I'm thinking he got a set for another bike. It's easy to mix up part numbers.
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      Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
      « Reply #6 on: May 31, 2021, 08:57:12 am »
      Box says theyíre p/n 7415. Guess Iíll try exchanging them for another set and see if any different.

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      Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
      « Reply #7 on: Jun 04, 2021, 04:21:30 pm »
      I had the same issue. I went as far as getting a new switch....no luck. I put a small nut from a machine screw on there: 6-32 or 8-32, something like that. The right nut will actually screw onto the little plastic rod and solve the problem. Just a couple of turns and it's solidly on there. The nut will self-thread on the plastic rod and should stay on permanently. Screw the nut on until the outer edge of the nut is even with the end of the rod....Voila
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      Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
      « Reply #8 on: Jun 05, 2021, 08:26:24 am »
      I had the same issue. I went as far as getting a new switch....no luck. I put a small nut from a machine screw on there: 6-32 or 8-32, something like that. The right nut will actually screw onto the little plastic rod and solve the problem. Just a couple of turns and it's solidly on there. The nut will self-thread on the plastic rod and should stay on permanently. Screw the nut on until the outer edge of the nut is even with the end of the rod....Voila

      Great idea. I may end up doing that if the exchanged one does the same thing.

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      Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
      « Reply #9 on: Jun 05, 2021, 08:41:45 am »
      I had a look at my clutch lever to see how it compared to yours. The lever itself looks the same, but it does sit a little lower at the switch. Is it possible that your switch isn't properly seated on the master cylinder? It wouldn't take much for it to slide under the lever.
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      Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
      « Reply #10 on: Jun 06, 2021, 08:30:07 am »
      I had a look at my clutch lever to see how it compared to yours. The lever itself looks the same, but it does sit a little lower at the switch. Is it possible that your switch isn't properly seated on the master cylinder? It wouldn't take much for it to slide under the lever.

      I double-checked my switch is properly seated before posting this thread.  Can you post a photo of yours?

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      Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
      « Reply #11 on: Jun 06, 2021, 05:24:53 pm »
      Tried to get a better pic but the camera isn't going into macro mode.
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      Re: Kuryakyn Lever Wonít Depress Clutch Switch
      « Reply #12 on: Jun 12, 2021, 08:59:48 pm »
      My lever was worn out a little after 30k miles of use so i ordered a replacement from a website. When I got it, it did the same thing and didn't depress the clutch switch. I put the oem lever and the replacement together and the replacement is just a few mm shorter on the finger that faces down and won't press the switch in. So theres your answer. Either its a mold issue from the factory or one of the manufactures make it incorrectly.