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post #31 of 35 Old 08-29-2019, 02:33 AM
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When I bought my Versys I did not like the way the front brake operated at the very start of the lever travel and so I purchased these adjustable shorty levers. They were a straight bolt on and have a clicker wheel for almost infinite adjustment. A perfect fit, adjust, and forget.

They also have a version available for WeeStroms, and later model DL650's.
Do the 2013+ DL650's use a different lever? A message to the seller would find out. Mine are quality.
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post #32 of 35 Old 08-29-2019, 08:25 PM
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I bought the cheapest adjustable shortys I could find on amazon. I guess I got lucky. They look nice and so far no issues for two years now.

I’ve never seen those roller adjustables before. That’s pretty slick. I think I’ll try those on my Aprilia.

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Originally Posted by Rick123 View Post
OydnaR. If you never used them how do you know they will be "sloppy like sh!t"?

they all metal fatigue over time, even oem, just a matter of how quick, yes, I've used aftermarket, which is why I will stick to oem

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post #34 of 35 Old 08-30-2019, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by realshelby View Post
The 2014+ DL 1000 has a slipper style clutch that is MUCH lighter at idle and lower rpm/throttle opening. It's design allows mechanical pressure to be added to the friction pack under load, increasing as load increases.

I have had DL 1000 owners swap out the inner hub to the SV 1000 style Back Torque Limiter style inner hub. These too are MUCH easier to pull. The 2014+ design is much better than the SV 1000 setup, there are SV owners swapping to the DL slipper assembly.
Curious, is there any sane path to swap in a slipper clutch to the 650 engine? (in my case a SV)

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post #35 of 35 Old 08-31-2019, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Motor7 View Post
I stole this pic from a inmate here...this is the 'tab' needed to activate the clutch switch:

Hey! I recognize those levers!
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