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I can't seem to figure out how to adjust the right cluster (cylinder and brake lever), to get it leveled. I thought I loosened up all the screws but still won't turn to get it leveled. The left cluster was painless but the right side seems to be a little tricky. It's probably something simple so if you could share your knowledge, I would certainly appreciate. Take care and ride safe...

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It should just rotate like the clutch side ? Is it hitting the throttle housing ?

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[QUOTE=lunaticrider;1327033]It should just rotate like the clutch side ? Is it hitting the throttle housing ?


Don't you want to adjust both the throttle housing and brake lever or can I just adjust the brake lever? Thanks for your assistance.
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I can't seem to figure out how to adjust the right cluster (cylinder and brake lever), to get it leveled. I thought I loosened up all the screws but still won't turn to get it leveled. The left cluster was painless but the right side seems to be a little tricky. It's probably something simple so if you could share your knowledge, I would certainly appreciate. Take care and ride safe...

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There is a hole in the handlebar and a pin in the housing that engages in it. That is how I remember it. I guess you will have to drill a fresh hole in the bars or file off the pin if you want to rotate the brake lever. It was a WTF moment for me when I saw it.

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There is a hole in the handlebar and a pin in the housing that engages in it. That is how I remember it. I guess you will have to drill a fresh hole in the bars or file off the pin if you want to rotate the brake lever. It was a WTF moment for me when I saw it.
I filed off the pin with a die grinder when I fitted my BURLEIGH BARS
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There is a hole in the handlebar and a pin in the housing that engages in it. That is how I remember it. I guess you will have to drill a fresh hole in the bars or file off the pin if you want to rotate the brake lever. It was a WTF moment for me when I saw it.
For bikes that have the pin there are two pre-drilled holes in the bars, one for the low and the other for the high bar positions.
I was glad that when I moved my bars, the clamps weren't pinned and I could fine tune the control positions.

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I ground the pin off too. No problems with that. The pin was probably just for ease and expediency of assembly at the factory.

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I just encountered this EXACT problem. The issue was NOT the the pins that others have mentioned. These pins are on the switch box housings and do not influence the rotation of the perches upon which the clutch and brake levers are installed. Instead, if you loosen the two pinch bolts on the underside of the perch clamp, the perches should rotate.

My clutch lever rotated without a problem but my brake lever would not budge. The problem turned out to be that the bottom part of the brake lever perch clamp was very tight against the handlebar. Even after I removed the two pinch bolts completely and removed the perch, the bottom of this perch clamp would not budge on the handlebar. I had to tap it with a rubber mallet to release it from the handlebar.

During reinstallation, I put some silicone lubricant inside this perch clamp piece and then did not tighten it fully until it was rotated into the position I wanted. Then, I tightened the two pinch bolts to the specified torque.

For you, loosen the pinch bolts a lot and try using a block of wood or something to jar loose the lower perch clamp piece. If that fails, remove the perch completely to allow access to the lower perch clamp piece and then you can remove it and lube it like I did.

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WOW....I was having trouble over a stinking pin, WTF moment is right. But hey guys, I appreciate it once again, I will look into it and I try not to file out the pin if I can help it but I'm ready if needed be. I know one thing, I definitely need to adjust the brake lever coz it's killing me each time I reach down for it. I love the raised bars and sticking to it... Also funny that they put a pin on the brake lever side and not on the clutch lever side, go figure. Take care and ride safe...

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The reason they put the pin on the throttle side is so the whole housing doesn't twist when you turn the throttle. I recommend drilling a another hole in the bars before filing off the pin.

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