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05-02-2014, 08:39 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-02-2014, 08:44 PM by AnonRider.)
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Frustrations installing clevver on 650 custom
I've got a gorgeous v star 650 custom, the clutch has been giving me issues, i bought a clevver with the additional housing to fit the bike..... problem is how do i get this on without mangling my handlebar grips?

basically looks like i have to slide off the handlebar grips (which won't budge, and i'm not sure how to remove the bar end weight)


thanks in advance for any help
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05-02-2014, 08:54 PM,
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RE: Frustrations installing clevver on 650 custom
I can't help you with that as my clever is still in the package it came in. In fact, I forgot I bought it.

What I found was that after I adjusted my clutch to allow a bit of a "clunk" shifting from neutral to first I have enough of a friction zone that I can live with it. Would more friction zone be better, yeah, probably. Maybe I'll get around to installing that clever one of these days now that I remember I have it...somewhere. LOL

John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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05-02-2014, 09:16 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-02-2014, 09:26 PM by commonground.)
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RE: Frustrations installing clevver on 650 custom
I installed a Clevver on my 650 custom and was very happy with the larger friction zone. Here are the steps to install the Clevver.

1. The chrome plastic cap on the end of the bar is a press fit. Gently pry it out with a thin bladed knife or other tool.

2. Use a long thin flat blade screwdriver and push in between the rubber grip and the bar. Spray silicone in beside the screwdriver and work your way around till the rubber grip is lose enough to slip off.

3. Mark the position of the clutch lever housing on the bar with a fine magic marker so that the new one is installed in the same position. Also mark the crevasse where the two parts of the housing come together. There may also be a manufacturers dot on the bar.

4. Remove the old clutch lever housing and install the new one. Use the marks on bar to put housing in correct position.

5. Install the new Clevver making sure that the cable end part is in the correct hole.

6. Adjust the clutch cable to have just a bit of slack at the transmission end of the cable.

7. Reinstall the rubber grip by sliding it back into place.

8. Reinstall the bar end cap

@AnonRider Here is an earlier thread that has a lot of discussion on the Clevver. http://www.vstarforum.com/Clutch-Lever-A...ht=Clevver
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05-02-2014, 09:59 PM,
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RE: Frustrations installing clevver on 650 custom
(05-02-2014, 09:16 PM)commonground Wrote: I installed a Clevver on my 650 custom and was very happy with the larger friction zone. Here are the steps to install the Clevver.

1. The chrome plastic cap on the end of the bar is a press fit. Gently pry it out with a thin bladed knife or other tool.

2. Use a long thin flat blade screwdriver and push in between the rubber grip and the bar. Spray silicone in beside the screwdriver and work your way around till the rubber grip is lose enough to slip off.

3. Mark the position of the clutch lever housing on the bar with a fine magic marker so that the new one is installed in the same position. Also mark the crevasse where the two parts of the housing come together. There may also be a manufacturers dot on the bar.

4. Remove the old clutch lever housing and install the new one. Use the marks on bar to put housing in correct position.

5. Install the new Clevver making sure that the cable end part is in the correct hole.

6. Adjust the clutch cable to have just a bit of slack at the transmission end of the cable.

7. Reinstall the rubber grip by sliding it back into place.

8. Reinstall the bar end cap

Perfect, this is exactly what i needed. The bike is actually my girlfriends bike that I bought for her so she can ride alongside my suzuki gs500e (a naked, non-crotch rocket bike)- I've done all sorts of maintenence and mods to it but i've never had to deal with a capped bar end before, lol.

She's just having the toughest time stopping and going- especially up hills, so I figured i'd go ahead and do this nice thing for her. It really is a nice bike, comfortable, power enough for her and me and from what i understand- bulletproof, too.
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07-22-2017, 04:43 AM,
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RE: Frustrations installing clevver on 650 custom
Just a quick question about the Clevver on a 650 Custom. Does the housing come with the threaded hole for your mirror? I want to buy one but I don't want to sacrifice my mirror
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