Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: S.W. MO and N.E AR.
Model: 88 & 95SE 1500's, 82 1100I, 80 1100, etc..
Yep, same happened on my 82 1100 also.
Best to remove, clean, grease, the pivot and lever. It can be a bear to get up in there and work on it. Not much to do but tight space to work in.
For mine I could not get to it well enough to get the lever off at the time.
I pulled the pin and washer off the pivot and working the lever up and down sprayed cleaner all over it from both ends and as working the lever slide it in and out as much as I could. Then once it was working freely and seemed to be clean I smeared grease on both ends best I could and worked it up and down sliding in and out much as I could to work the grease up into the center best I could so the whole pivot was hopefully greased.
Put washer and pin back on.
Been about 3 years now and it still works fine, probably good for another 25-30 years now. LOL
I ride for FOOD
99 SE 1500, Also riding now, Red ( Second fastest color)
95 SE 1500, riding now, Purple (the fastest color)
88 1500 recovering from deer hit, Phantom Gray (Most expensive color )
82 1100 riding sometimes, Red
Also 80 1100 naked and 86 1200 Interstate, not running yet.