BMW 450 enduro (merged) threadfest...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Max Kool, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. E-Jay

    E-Jay Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Oddometer:
    50
    Location:
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    the bike cán fly:
    Actiongraphers- 35AG2_5190.jpg Picture from Actiongraphers in the Hispania Rally Actiongraphers- 28AG2_3551.jpg
  2. rj95lss

    rj95lss still searching...

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    300
    Location:
    Medford Lakes, NJ
    Clutch lever options over stock? Anyone want to share what they are running?
  3. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    13,343
    Location:
    Tulsa... it's OK
    I've done this exploration as well. The stock cable clutch pull is pretty brutal. Also, the disengagement point (or whatever it's called) is so deep in the lever travel (at least for me), that with 2 fingers operating the lever, I would just smash my other two fingers.

    What I settled with is trimming the stock lever down to a shorty 2-finger lever. And I heated/bent the shortened tip slightly so my fingers don't slip off the end. I was worried about hand fatigue, which was noticeable for the first few rides, but I've gotten used to it. Context- some enduro racing, trail riding, and lightweight DS riding.
    34521D05-2A93-4C70-99F1-BFC7F7483778.jpeg 1168743C-BC63-4884-B7DD-577B5185FDEB.jpeg
    rj95lss likes this.
  4. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    13,343
    Location:
    Tulsa... it's OK
    Did some riding this weekend. Ended abruptly, but all is well.


    cgguy09 likes this.
  5. rj95lss

    rj95lss still searching...

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    300
    Location:
    Medford Lakes, NJ
    Thanks for the advice. Probably what I will end up doing as well.

    Hard to believe that there isn’t a universal lever on the market that someone in 12 years has figured out bolts up though.