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This was strange!
« on: October 15, 2014, 08:29:29 am »
Bit of a fan of shorty levers from my racing days, and I found a shorty clutch lever for the 690 r for a good price.
It arrived, I put it against the stocker and checked the profile...all good!  So I put it on.

One thing and another, I can't get out for a few weeks. But yesterday out I go. Bike runs Great! Except it starts to stall when I chop the throttle. Happens maybe half a dozen time. When I come back home  I google the problem and find a few other riders have made the change and had the same thing.

I changed back to the stocker, and rode today. Not a single stall and I tried to stall it big time.

Kinda strange.

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Re: This was strange!
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 11:12:27 am »
With aftermarket levers there is usually a problem with the clutch sensor.  It can`t  work properly because of the missing knob and the Fi doesn't know "when" to switch between Fi-maps. There is a another "hidden"  idle map you cant see with TuneECU for the pushed clutch position, and then you release the clutch the Fi transitions from that to the normal ones.
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Re: This was strange!
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 10:08:43 pm »
There is a pin that operates thruogh the clutch lever bracket which operates a kill switch, si you can start the bike in gear when you stall. Might have something to do with your problem.


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Re: This was strange!
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2016, 10:50:41 am »

Good info guys, thanks. Here's my input:

I have put on a set of these (in orange of course...) back in late '14 right after purchase. They've worked great but....

They are adjustable, settings are 1 - 7 with 1 setting the lever closer to the bar and 7 being the farthest. If the setting is not on 6 or 7, I can't start the bike unless it's in neutral. So the levers are activation (or deactivating?) the kill switch when the setting is 6/7 but not when it's lower.

Disabling this kill switch with the clutch is on my list of things to do, just haven't made it a priority yet since I leave the setting on 6 usually.
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