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post #1 of 7 Old 04-03-2018, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Lever Upgrade?

Had to take the bark busters off to get the bike out of the house. Clutch lever end broke off. Way to easy IMO. Is there a lever upgrade on the market? Since it's broke, now would be the time. Any info would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-03-2018, 11:10 AM
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Levers.......

Fort Nine has Puig and Vortex levers and also I believe some Bikemaster oem lookalikes. Ebay has a lot as well. I like the Vortex levers but they're about a hundred each.

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All the "Kewl Kids" in my area relacee their levers with these "mini monstrosities". They look great...but take the hand of Thor to operate. I road-test every bike I work on, and when I ride these bikes, I know I'll be in for a hand-cramp in less than 5 miles. Then I talk to the owners, and I hear, "Yeah, I get them too, but dont they look bitchin?"
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I went with Pazzo on both my V2 and GSXS. They are not cheap, but didn't want to take chances on the quality. I know there are many knock-offs out there that look almost like them. Not sure which version of the 1000 you have, but I went with shorties on the V2 since the front brakes are so effective. I get two fingers on them which is just right for how sensitive the front brakes are. And the clutch pull is light enough that it is not a problem. Went with standard length on the Gixxus, which are a little shorter than stock. Kind of wish I had gone with the shorties on it, too, even though brake is not as sensitive. Kind of got used to and like the feel of the shorty. YMMV.

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I went with some knock-offs from "The 2 Wheels" (https://www.the2wheels.com/products/...uzuki~md_dl650). They are still working fine after 5 years of use. Kept the OEMs as backups.
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Better to brake a leaver than something more important.

It is good to have known weak point.

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