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verdecalavera
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:36 am    Post subject: cowl release lever stuck Reply with quote

I took off my right cowl this afternoon to adjust the idle. when i went to put the cowl back on, i couldn't turn the cowl release lever back into place to lock the cowl down. I could only turn it about 90 degrees from the fully unlocked position. trying to turn it beyond there it meets a lot of resistance to the point where i was afraid to turn it further for fear of breaking it. anyone else had this problem or better yet have a solution? thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the only time i have ever had that issue i didnt have the cowel seated right i took the cowel off and put it on angain and it went on
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verdecalavera
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the release lever should pivot whether the cowl is on or not. unfortunately mine doesn't. so something has either come apart or come out of register. for now, i'm riding cowl-less.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's not much to the lever... so it sounds like it's just got attitude and needs an adjustment. When mine does that, I wiggle the clip at the base that holds the cowl while moving the lever and it usually frees up. It also helps if you blast it with some WD40 top and bottom.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I finally figured out that the release lever was defective. new one on the way.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear it was that and not something bad! You'll be up and running with a fresh one in no time then Very Happy Just in time for the riding season!
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