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Offline esullivan

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Question on adjustable levers
on: December 08, 2015, 10:29:35 AM
I recently installed hand guards (Barkbusters) and one issue is that the clutch lever taps (just) the hand guard when let out. It's not affecting the operation because the lever only just touches the plastic, so it's well within the freeplay, but it's annoying.

So, fortunately, the CR has adjustable levers, right? I just want to bring the lever a fraction closer to the bars, but no matter what number I choose, the lever is exactly the same distance from the bar. What am I adjusting when I pick a number on the wheel? Biting point? Or am I doing it wrong? How do I bring the lever closer?

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Re: Question on adjustable levers
Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 11:14:49 AM
I had to adjust mine for the same reason.

You have to push the lever open for the adjustment to work so I loosened the collar and rotated the lever round clear of the handgaurds to allow me to do this then put it back where I wanted it afterwards.

My adjustment did bring the lever in enough not to touch the handgaurds  (SW Motech Kobras) but I don't think it gives a huge range of movement.

The only other thing I could suggest is some shorter levers. I saw some on fleabay for around £80 I think.

Good luck

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Re: Question on adjustable levers
Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 12:04:51 PM
Did you turn the numbers up or down to bring the lever closer? It was at three and I turned it to two (after trying 4 & 5 too), but it didn't seem to be making any difference. Or maybe the difference isn't measurable...

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Re: Question on adjustable levers
Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 01:33:25 PM
I think it was down but can't remember for certain.

I know I used all of the adjustment.

When I get home I will have a look for you though.

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Re: Question on adjustable levers
Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 02:26:32 PM
No sorry I had it the wrong way round, mine is set at 5.

I tried all the settings and there is not a huge difference between the two extremes but 5 is definitely the smallest width to the bars.

Gary

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Re: Question on adjustable levers
Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 03:41:06 PM
Great, thanks. I'll try five, then.

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Re: Question on adjustable levers
Reply #6 on: December 09, 2015, 09:07:59 AM
Setting number 5 did the trick. It still taps against the plastic slightly when I let out the clutch quickly, but only very slightly.

I must say I wasn't very impressed with the fit of the Barkbusters, after so many recommendations on here. I also have issues with the brake lever -- it sticks out beyond the inner bar, so I've had to point the handguards down slightly (so that the brake lever moves above it).

Still, this morning was cold (3-4 degrees) and I think the handguards/heated grips combination worked better than heated grips alone. I'll keep them!