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post #1 of 11 Old 10-04-2019, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch wire

Looking to change my clutch lever.

2017 Duke - the clutch has the clutch cable attached.
But, there is another wire attached to the clutch lever at it's base.

What is that wire for?


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The replacement clutch lever I purchased doesn't have a place to plug in a wire.
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post #3 of 11 Old 10-04-2019, 05:08 PM
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Clutch lever safety switch. To ensure that you can only start it in gear when the clutch is pulled in.
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post #4 of 11 Old 10-04-2019, 09:48 PM
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Red. First you remove two tiny Phillips head screws, that are on the underside of the clutch lever perch. They retain the safety switch. Then take away the little switch assembly. After that you can safely remove the lever pivot bolt and jam nut that retains the clutch lever
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I guess I should have added that if your new lever canít mount the switch then you will need to bypass the switch by adding a jumper wire between the contacts if you want to be able to start the bike in gear.
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Be careful shorting or permanently opening the switch as it may have unexpected results!
The clutch switch and neutral switch are most likely linked to the ECU. They are used to stop you starting the bike in gear with clutch out, but, the ECU may alter the timing for easier starting and also apply a rev limiter as it will assume there is no load on the engine.
I don't know if this applies to the 390, but worth finding out before getting rid of the switch :-)
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KTM replacement clutch lever

I need a shorter clutch lever.
Does this KTM lever allow for a shorter distance from the handlebar?
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Yes. It does on mine Red. I have the matching front brake lever as well.

Do you need me to measure and post a picture of the lever adjusted to the closest reach?

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Looking to change my clutch lever.

2017 Duke - the clutch has the clutch cable attached.
But, there is another wire attached to the clutch lever at it's base.

What is that wire for?


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This comes from the exp of breaking it - allows me to spare you.

There is a little "box" under the clutch lever. 2 screws hold it on. REMOVE THIS BOX before removing the old clutch lever.

The box has a little switch inside of it which you will see. It tells the bike if you have the clutch pulled in or not.

I broke the little plastic "switch" off the box when I first replaced my clutch lever and it was a pain to figure out WTF was going on. Good news is it is a $7 part.
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Also, if you purchase the genuine KTM PowerPart lever as Red has posted a picture of, it comes with an instruction sheet detailing the exact steps to remove and replace the lever in order to have success without needing any other replacement parts

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