Clutch Lever and Cable
Clutch Lever Installation
If the starter lockout switch pin has been damaged
the starter lockout system will not work properly.
This allows the motorcycle to be started in gear with
the clutch lever released (clutch engaged), creat-
ing sudden forward movement that can result in an
accident or injury. Check that the starter lockout
switch operates properly when installing the clutch
Replace the locknut with a new one.
Apply grease to the clutch lever collar.
Install the clutch lever [A] from frame left side [B] so that
it may not damage a pin [C] of the starter lockout switch.
Tighten the locknut [A].
Install the upper end of the clutch cable (see Clutch Cable
Adjust the clutch cable (see Clutch Operation Inspection
in the Periodic Maintenance chapter).
Check that the pin [B] of the starter lockout switch moves
Too much cable play can prevent clutch disengage-
ment and cause an accident resulting in serious in-
jury or death. When adjusting the clutch or replac-
ing the cable, be sure the upper end of the clutch
outer cable is fully seated in its fitting, or it could
slip into place later, creating enough cable play to
prevent clutch disengagement.