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post #1 of 13 Old 10-06-2017, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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Changing control levers

I want to get Pazzo levers for my new 'Strom, but they (Pazzo) do not know if the levers from the 2016 are the same as the 2018. Anyone know if this is the case, are they the same? I've had Pazzo levers on my last two bikes and absolutely love them.

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You might want to take a look at Puig 1.0 Brake Lever Kit | MotoSport

The Chinese levers are less expensive and do the same job with excellent quality as long as they fit. The motosport site looks to do a proper job with fitment.

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You might want to take a look at Puig 1.0 Brake Lever Kit | MotoSport

The Chinese levers are less expensive and do the same job with excellent quality as long as they fit. The motosport site looks to do a proper job with fitment.
I would prefer spending a little bit more knowing that I am getting a Canadian made product, where the people making the product are paid appropriately, with a good quality of life. Nothing against China, but I prefer buying anything not from there. It is getting more difficult, but I will always try to source Canadian made first, failing that, U.S.
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I had chinese levers on my DL1000 2014 and after 3 years of use, I took them off, sold the bike, got '18 DL1000 few weeks ago and put the same levers on. They fit no problem, I just had to adjust clutch lever switch a bit, 1mm, by listening the "click" in any of adjusting positions on the lever. They are perfect fit.

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I want to get Pazzo levers for my new 'Strom, but they (Pazzo) do not know if the levers from the 2016 are the same as the 2018. Anyone know if this is the case, are they the same? I've had Pazzo levers on my last two bikes and absolutely love them.


The levers should be the same, just make sure you can return them if you need too. I had a 2014 and now a 2018 and they appear identical.

Let us know what you think! i've been considering a set. Where are you ordering them from? direct?

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The levers should be the same, just make sure you can return them if you need too. I had a 2014 and now a 2018 and they appear identical.

Let us know what you think! i've been considering a set. Where are you ordering them from? direct?
Yes, direct. This will be my third set, for three different bikes. These levers are awesome, IMHO.

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Update: new Pazzo levers are installed. The levers for the 2016 V-Strom 1000 are a direct fit for the 2018 V-Strom 1000. In the event anyone else wants to do this upgrade.
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" Canadian made first,"

Why does that sound familiar?

I see the Puig levers also have a pivoting handle besides being adjustable throw. That makes them les susceptible to breakage in a fall down?
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Update: new Pazzo levers are installed. The levers for the 2016 V-Strom 1000 are a direct fit for the 2018 V-Strom 1000. In the event anyone else wants to do this upgrade.
what are you initial thoughts of the levers? I might have to drop some hints to my wife that they should be in my stocking haha

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what are you initial thoughts of the levers? I might have to drop some hints to my wife that they should be in my stocking haha
This is the third set of Pazzo's I've bought, for three separate bikes. This is the first short set I've purchased. I haven't had a chance to ride with them yet, but sitting on the bike and manipulating the controls; they felt awesome.

Current ride:
2018 V Strom 1000 XT

Past rides:
Honda NX 125 enduro, Yamaha V-Star 650, Suzuki 1500 Intruder,
BMW R1150R, BMW K1200S,
Triumph Sprint ST 1050 (Caspian Blue), Triumph Sprint ST 1050 (Silver)

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