JPR Levers - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL650A - 2012-2016 DL650A 2012-2016 (L2-L6)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 09-15-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: S. F. Bay area, Walnut Creek
Posts: 187
JPR Levers

Greetings,

I am looking to replace the stock levers (brake and clutch). I have read on this forum that most just don't work without modifying them. I searched looking for alternatives here. Anybody with good results? I found JPR Levers but they could not confirm if they would fit a Glee.

I don't mind the going and I don't mind the stopping. I absolutely hate the stop and going.
Toytech is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 09-15-2013, 04:22 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
stoked steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 635
I think the levers are a very common type and there are tons of aftermarket ones that will fit without modification.

I found some inexpensive ones on the site that shall not be named for about $55. They came in many colors and they can be adjusted in length and reach. They also fold up if impacted instead of breaking.





If you have the orange, don't get the orange levers, get the black, the orange is very reddish... I wish I had gotten the black or silver. (that's a rubber grip cover slid over the lever, not included).

'12 DL650A VStrom
stoked steve is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 09-15-2013, 08:47 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
mattski1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 325
I bought some red "shorty" levers from MCMOTOPARTS off of ebay and have been very happy with the purchase. I didn't bother with their folding levers as I purchased shorties, but both are full adjustable, true to color and fit my 2012 Glee perfectly right out of the box. I might also add that while they shipped from China, the shipping was very quick. I think I had my levers within 4-5 business days.

2012 DL650A Adv.
mattski1 is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 Old 09-15-2013, 09:09 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 503
I want to do some levers too.

2014 BMW F800gs

2011 TW200

2012 DL650 SOLD

2007 DL650a SOLD
stephenmarklay is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 09-16-2013, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: S. F. Bay area, Walnut Creek
Posts: 187
Mr. Stoked,
There were no issues mounting them to the bike? Some of the levers bottom out on the grips at the curve. Some I have seen don't work with the factory hand guards. If you do not want to bring up the brand name PM me.
The orange is orange in the schematic pic and the on bike color sure is red looking. Thats a shame because I did want orange for my orange Glee.

I don't mind the going and I don't mind the stopping. I absolutely hate the stop and going.
Toytech is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 09-17-2013, 05:56 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
stoked steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 635
Just replied to your PM, sorry, didn't see this post.

I did not have to modify a thing. They swapped right out. They do not touch the grips, I have them set for the closest reach on the clutch and it almost touches the grip at full grab, but then further out the higher in the number settings you go. The brake lever I have set at 2 and it is nowhere near the grip.

My only minor complaint is they are a little sloppy in the vertical deflection, but I also thought the OEM's were sloppy that way too, so no worse. I've thought about adding a small washer or two to reduce some of the play, of course not enough to restrict movement.

When I said the "site that shall not be mentioned" I was referring to EBay tongue in cheek.

Search for (brake lever foldable dl650)

'12 DL650A VStrom
stoked steve is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 09-18-2013, 10:46 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
njbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Posts: 622
Quote:
Originally Posted by stoked steve View Post

I found some inexpensive ones on the site that shall not be named for about $55.
On that same site, item number 230790010984 claims to fit 2011-2012 Vstrom 650. I thought the levers from 2012 were different than 2011. Is that correct?
njbill is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 09-18-2013, 05:37 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
stoked steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 635
I could be mistaken, but I think they are the same. Someone please correct me if I am incorrect.

The ones I got showed them fitting just about every Suzuki ever made and it would make sense to keep using the same levers on the new model unless there was some major design change.

'12 DL650A VStrom
stoked steve is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 09-18-2013, 06:07 PM
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Garage
The part numbers are different in the Suzuki fiche. That doesn't mean they won't fit.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
greywolf is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 09-18-2013, 09:42 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
njbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Posts: 622
Quote:
Originally Posted by greywolf View Post
The part numbers are different in the Suzuki fiche. That doesn't mean they won't fit.
Thanks... I think I will give them a shot. How difficult could it be to return levers purchased on eBay and sent from China.
njbill is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome