I’ve had some issues with operating the clutch on the more technical trails. I want to operate the clutch by two fingers, but as the OEM lever is not adjustable, I’m unable to do so without pinching the rest of my fingers between the grip and lever.
DO NOT chop down your clutch lever based on this experiment!
My experiment may not work AND may be DANGEROUS!
Chopping down your clutch lever may be illegal in some countries!
I originally though about using a cheap Chinese / eBay aftermarket lever as a base for the experiment, but once it arrived it seemed clear that the lever will not actually fit the bike without some shims and spacers. I decided to chop down my spare standard lever and see if it would work. If it works, I’ll try to find adjustable commercial solutions somewhere.
I do realize that levers have balls at the ends for safety reasons. I would not consider doing this if I did not have proper hand guards installed.
The end results feels pretty good. I’m able to pull the clutch all the way without pinching the other fingers. As the lever has no ball at the end, there is a chance it’s too slippery in practice.
I will head out to a nearby enduro track tomorrow (wife & weather permitting) to see how it works in real life.
Made a short test run and it seems that this thing might work just fine. I’ll keep an eye out for a commercial solution.
Took my experimental shorty lever to the nearby enduro track. I liked it and felt it was an improvement over the stock one.
AGAIN, I don’t recommend anyone doing this. This experiment was made to test out the idea of a 2 finger clutch and as I could not find a commercial solution I had to make one myself.