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Old 06-24-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Sportster clutch cable, and ditch the factory lever?

My clutch lever on my eve sporty got busted at the hinge, but it still works. I want to replace it with a simpler lever, like those found on much older bikes. I couldn't find anything for the last hour and half.

Anyone out there run a vintage style lever on an evo sporty?
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: Sportster clutch cable, and ditch the factory lever?

I have a 79 Ironhead. Had a assload of wiring in the stock housing. I relocated what I absolutely needed, and switched to a cheap (but nice) lever from a pre 70's IH or Shovel. I got it on ebay for like $30, Custom Chrome Taiwan Tedd shit. All I had to do was enlarge the hole my clutch cable ferrule connected to. Don't really know what an evo lever is like though.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Sportster clutch cable, and ditch the factory lever?

Well the lead thing on the lever end is like an eyelet, where a pin held it in place. I'm not sure of the differences at the motor end either.
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Default Re: Sportster clutch cable, and ditch the factory lever?

Sounds about the same. I think that if you keep the cable the same and just slightly modify (if even necessary) the new cheap lever, it will work. Just look through some catalogs or online at early clutch levers.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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Default Re: Sportster clutch cable, and ditch the factory lever?

grinder,drill and a lil time you can clean yours up and slim it down?
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Default Re: Sportster clutch cable, and ditch the factory lever?

my 99 sporty.
ditched all the wires from the bars (and the front brake.)
early harley lever :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHROM...item4a9a85e5f6

works great!!!

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Default Re: Sportster clutch cable, and ditch the factory lever?

Like BMG said, its not hard to do, the early lever will work fine, just make sure you don't rely on just those plastic clips to hold the pin in. I use the plastic clips, but run a clevis pin and snap ring just like the newer version, looks BMG did too.
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Like BMG said, its not hard to do, the early lever will work fine, just make sure you don't rely on just those plastic clips to hold the pin in. I use the plastic clips, but run a clevis pin and snap ring just like the newer version, looks BMG did too.

yup, my lever came with a c-clip.
haven't had any problem's (yet?)
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