Originally Posted by boxerkuh
I would not cut it, that means that you will have to replace it. If you need to replace it anyway then it is okay to cut it. It is one of those task that is fiddly, a pain in the a**, one that I had to walk away from a time or two. Using a open end wrench helps and once loose you may find it easier to do with your fingers. Patience on that job, but it will come out. Good luck.
Yup, a job I need to do now because I have a broken clutch perch, from a heavy crash last week. I've seen that the switch is threaded (you can see this in the new perch), & the switch has a hex end to allow this to be tightened.
Follow the clutch switch wiring to the junction under the tank, disconnect this, loosen the clutch perch housing clamp, & then slide the perch off the handlebar. You should have a little more room then