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Offline GSF

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Don't Do This At Home
« on: March 02, 2016, 11:50:54 PM »
I noticed the older bandits tend to use a cable clutch instead of a hydraulic clutch, so if you ever find the clutch lever has maybe snapped off somehow you can always get the bike working again with a strip of metal, a drill, a bolt, a couple of nuts and some washes.

I think it was the early Harley Davidsons or Indians that used something similar? They called it a suicide clutch and having ridden my old Marauder 125 with this setup for about six months I can well understand why!


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Re: Don't Do This At Home
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 11:57:56 PM »
You will find the clutch safety switch no longer switches on when you disengage the clutch to start the bike. I find a piece of solder shorting the terminals works well. Tape it to the handlebar so it doesn't flap around and you're back on the road!


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Re: Don't Do This At Home
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 12:04:02 AM »
If you also find the glass on the front of the headlight has say fallen off or is just missing, you might want to remove the headlamp bulb as well. They tend to explode when it starts raining.