Clutch lever issue

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Anton Chigurh
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Clutch lever issue

Post by Anton Chigurh » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:25 pm

I just installed new levers, and noticed after the fact that underneath the clutch lever there is a thin metal clip / sensot that looks like it should be held back by the clutch pin mechanism.

Im not sure that it should be held back, can anyone check there's out and let me know what is normal?

I have it held back at the moment, and bike seems to be okay...but im not sure if this is a cruise control sensor or something, and im scared to try it out at speed.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Clutch lever issue

Post by Anton Chigurh » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:38 pm

Pic underneath clutch /w red arrow pointing at metal clip.
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Re: Clutch lever issue

Post by DaveNZ » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:19 am

It looks wrong, and shouldn't be held back. the pin only comes into contact with the "metal clip/lever" when the clutch is pulled in, ill post a pic soon.Its possibly a sensor for your stand also.
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Re: Clutch lever issue

Post by DaveNZ » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:24 am

Heres how it should look.
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Re: Clutch lever issue

Post by Anton Chigurh » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:40 pm

Thnx so much Dave, I've flipped my switch to match the pic you put up.

Im still not sure what the switch is for, as my bike starts either way without the clutch in. But I'm glad to have it however it was meant to be!

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Re: Clutch lever issue

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:35 pm

G'day Anton...... from the other Dave in Australia :lol: .

Pic from Dave in New Zealand is correct..... I'm pretty sure it is the cruise control 'off' sensor - so had you ridden with it contacting the lever pin, the cruise control would not engage...... I use my clutch lever to disengage CC - so now I know how it does that :lol: .

PS If your's is a 16-18 model, have you booked in to get the 2019 ECU upgrade? This is worth the small $ labour charged by the dealership as it fixes the soft rebound damping and updates some engine maps.

I've had mine done and ridden 3000kms with it, and it has made my 17GT brilliant in bumpy corners whereas I was always compensating for that missing rebound damping prior to the upgrade - you may have to ask for it as the staff might be unaware of it - it does not show on their KTM system as an update as it is an 'on request' upgrade ;) .

My local service front desk guy told me on Friday that he has at long last seen the service bulletin from KTM advising of the upgrade....... so he was in the dark until I asked for it way back in early June, until now.

:D

:oops: ...... just spotted your's is a 2019........ oh well..... post still relevant for any earlier model readers :mrgreen:
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