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Old 06-25-2009, 06:38 PM   #11
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Pushrod's right. Just drill the end of the lever out and tap it for a bolt.

$300? Ha!
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:22 PM   #12
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No kidding. I'd have you back on the road in 15 minutes and $2.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:14 PM   #13
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Replace the parts when your ready to sell it or done dropping it. Being you havent even got it rolling yet, do the above $5 methods. Otherwise you may be replacing them a few more times. We've all been there and now your learning. Enjoy
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:19 PM   #14
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i guess it would take 300 dollars to properly fix it, but I didn't spend the money - it got going today after getting it started and replacing the screw on the shifter, and while the clutch lever is still broken I can live with it until I stop dropping it (which I did again at the gas station - but no damage this time). First ride was great, a little scary but loads of fun.

Thanks for the advice, I'm glad I got it - I might have blown the money otherwise.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:41 AM   #15
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Another nooby buying a large expensive bike for his first ride.

Will they ever learn?
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:13 AM   #16
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Another nooby buying a large expensive bike for his first ride.

Will they ever learn?
You know, I actually did a lot of research about the bike before I went and got it, looked on a bunch of forums about whether or not it'd be a good first bike and about 80% said it'd be okay. Hopefully my experiences won't prove them wrong!
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:15 PM   #17
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Quit dropping the darn thing!

Practice going slow in a parking lot (a FLAT parking lot) to ge the feel of it, and to learn when it's too far gone to catch.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:34 AM   #18
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if you still cant get it started try twisting the throttle a little while hitting the starter. u probably flooded the carbs
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:12 PM   #19
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congrads on what sounds like your first ride. what a blast hna.man i can still remember my first,well no i cant it was 38 yrs ago but it must have been the bomb cause i still get a little excited every time i throw my leg over the bike i own now. one rule i always promised myself was to ware a helmet .i've had a few spills myself over the years,. and never once did i leave the house thinking it would've happened . theres an old saying you've probley have heard about two ounces of prevention being worth ten pounds of cure well its served me well.a good helmet can run a few bucks so if your still saving up for that new shifter lever i'd be happy to send you one of my old helmets ,they have a few heavy abrasion on them but they work.good luck and keep the rubber side down.
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