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post #1 of 19 Old 10-30-2013, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Review: Ride It Moto Adjustable Levers

In my recent garage tip over, my clutch lever broke. So instead of the OEM replacement, I decided I would try some aftermarket levers. There isn't a whole lot out there for the 2012+ Wee, but I did find a couple. There are some that are sold on ebay that come from China and seemed a little cheap to me. The others I found are on the website www.rideitmoto.com. I had a sneaking suspicion that these were also chinese levers, but the website made them seem a little more legitimate. They had specific fit for our bikes so I decided to give it a try.

Payment was made through paypal. I received a confirmation email that confirmed my suspicion that they were coming from China. They arrived about a week later. They were nicely packaged is a Ride It Moto box with foam cutouts on the inside for the levers to sit it. I inspected the levers and the workmanship and finish was very good.

I went outside to the bike and got them installed. This was very straightforward. There were no issues with installation. Everything fit perfect. The part that took the longest was getting the clutch cable adjusted for the amount of pull I wanted. In total, it took about 20 mins.

When riding with them they feel great. Much more solid than the OEM levers. I am very pleased.

Here are some pics. I go the shorty levers for both sides. I use two fingers on brake and clutch side and these work great for that.



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Is there any problem with triggering the clutch safety switch when you are at the setting closest to the bar?

I have a set of levers on an sv650 that looks exactly the same and when they are set at 1 or 2 (shortest lever travel), they don't trigger the safety switch to allow me to start the bike, so I have to move them out to 3 or 4 in order to start the bike.

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Is there any problem with triggering the clutch safety switch when you are at the setting closest to the bar?

I have a set of levers on an sv650 that looks exactly the same and when they are set at 1 or 2 (shortest lever travel), they don't trigger the safety switch to allow me to start the bike, so I have to move them out to 3 or 4 in order to start the bike.
No issues with this. The pivot point for the lever setting is separate from the clutch safety switch. So no matter what is set the piece that disengages the clutch safety move the same.
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Clutch switch activation at the closest setting didn't work on 2009 and earlier Wees. The newer switch is different.

Make sure the clutch switch is working on the newer bikes. See if the starter will spin if the bike is in neutral with the clutch lever out. If it does, the switch isn't being activated and the bike will lurch if in gear when the starter button is pressed with the lever out. Also, it may tend to die at idle if the clutch lever switch is not properly engaged.

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
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Clutch switch activation at the closest setting didn't work on 2009 and earlier Wees. The newer switch is different.

Make sure the clutch switch is working on the newer bikes. See if the starter will spin if the bike is in neutral with the clutch lever out. If it does, the switch isn't being activated and the bike will lurch if in gear when the starter button is pressed with the lever out. Also, it may tend to die at idle if the clutch lever switch is not properly engaged.
I just got these levers for my 2012 as well. The look and feel great but have not installed yet. When buying these knock of levers its always a hit and miss with fitment but there were a good price and reviews online seemed to point to it being at the higher end of knock offs.

WeePilot can you comment on the issues that Grey brought up?

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I have these levers on my 03 V and they fit and work well but as greywolf said switch doesn't work on closest setting. my only other complaint is that the adjustment lever hits my hand guard at full adjustment. bear in mind this is on the older style hand guards and may not affect 2004+.
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If handguard interference is involved, the adjuster lever can be moved to the bottom. Also a spoon can be positioned over the adjuster screw and a heat gun deployed on the guard above the spoon. As the guard plastic softens, the guard will close down, leaving a bump out over the adjuster. This is more of an issue with 650s that have no clutch lever adjuster in stock trim.

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
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Any issues with the clutch side pushing the mode button when fully engaged?
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Any issues with the clutch side pushing the mode button when fully engaged?
That's an issue of the position of the switch box with regard to the lever position. Anyone having a problem needs to loosen the screw(s) on one or the other, turn one on the bar to clear and re-tighten. The switch box has limited movement so it's usually the clutch lever perch that needs to be rotated down a tad.

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Bought some cheapy levers from HK myself a while back, posted my thoughts and some pics here......$33 shipped....my post is #8 and below:

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