When replacing my stock lever with a short lever RSC, why isn't my RSC easier to pull?
When replacing a stock lever w/ a short lever RSC, a few things about physics must be taken into consideration. When comparing any two levers' resistance, you must remember to pull both levers from the same distance from the pivot point. This will give you an accurate idea of the difference in pull effort needed to squeeze the levers. Most stock levers are between 7-10" long from pivot point to tip. The short lever RSC is about 4" from pivot point to tip. When comparing the shorty RSC to the stock lever, you must pull the stock lever with one finger, from about 4" away from the pivot point. You will notice that the RSC is much easier to pull with that single finger than your stock lever. Now....if your shorty RSC is still to stiff, you may want to try a longer lever from the RSC line-up. I will gladly trade you out. Feel free to email me w/ questions regarding the trade-in.
How often should I clean and lube my RSC?
I recommend that you remove the pivot bolt, slide out your lever, and clean your RSC every 4-6 weeks or every 10-12 rides. This will ensure the butteriest of performance at all times. If your RSC is left to dry out without lubrication, premature failure can occur. Always follow the recommended maintenance schedule, unless you are riding in sand or mud. In that case, cut the maintenance interval in half. Wipe down the blades of the lever and the inner perch cavity with a paper towel or rag. Make sure there are no contaminants inside the perch cavity. Life is better with lube....remember that. You should lube your RSC just prior to reassembly. Put a small amount of lubricant on both blades of the lever that slide into the perch, and a small dab inside the bearing/bushing. If you follow these recommendations, your RSC will provide a lifetime of buttery performance!! ;-)
What should I use to lube my RSC?
I assemble the RSCs with Lucas Oil's Assembly Lube. I recommend using an assembly lubricant used for engine assembly, or camshaft lube. If those choices aren't available, any thick lubricant will work....even chain lube.
What is the difference between the two cable holes on the back of the lever?
The RSC is equipped with two holes on the back of each lever to insert your cable. The hole closest to the handlebar, or further from the front of the lever, provides the easiest pull. On some motorcycles that inner hole may provide an easy pull, but after adjustment the clutch does not engage/disengage properly. This can be caused by many reasons such as a faulty clutch cable or clutch plates that are out of factory specifications. The RSC is designed to work with almost all motorcycles that are within factory specifications. An easy pull lever works on the principle of leverage. In order to achieve the easier pull, the RSC is engineered with more leverage. When you gain leverage in this situation, you shorten the distance the cable is pulled during the levers' travel to the handlebar. When clutch plates are within spec, it takes minimal cable movement to disengage the clutch. When clutch plates get SLIGHTLY warped, the cable movement needed for full engagement/disengagement increases. The outer hole on the lever will provide the proper cable movement to accommodate such situations. It can also be used when an engagement/disengagement point further from the handlebar is desired.
Do I need the spacer for my RSC to function correctly?
No, you do not need the spacer for your RSC to function correctly. The spacer is an option for those that seek a more distant engagement/disengagement point from the handlebar. Easy pull clutch levers move the engagement/disengagement point closer to the handlebar than the stock lever or any OEM replacement lever. It is also an option for those that wish to use the inner of the two cable holes on the lever to maintain ease of pull. The spacer can be used to achieve correct clutch operation when clutch plates may be slightly out of factory specs, or other factors that deter proper clutch operation may be in play.
How long will it take to receive my order?
We ship on Monday through Saturday, via USPS Priority Mail. If your order is placed by 12pm Pacific time, Monday through Saturday....your order will ship that day. If your order doesn't ship, you will receive an email...explaining the back order situation. Orders shipped within the US are normally received with 3-4 business days. International orders can be expected to arrive within 10-12 business days. If you wish, you can email me about Express shipping, prior to your order. Extra charges will apply.
If I order more than one item, will I receive a shipping discount?
The new site uses weight to determine shipping charges. All items will be shipped in one package, and combined shipping charges will be applied.