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post #1 of 35 Old 03-04-2007, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch lever alternatives?

Can someone direct me to a source or sources for alternative clutch levers for a DL650?

I have a bad left hand and the lever is so far out -it's hard to pull it in, especially when I'm tired. I want a lever that is bent in (A shorter reach) than stock.

Do these exist?

Alternatively, can the stock levers be bent?

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Can someone direct me to a source or sources for alternative clutch levers for a DL650?

I have a bad left hand and the lever is so far out -it's hard to pull it in, especially when I'm tired. I want a lever that is bent in (A shorter reach) than stock.

Do these exist?

Alternatively, can the stock levers be bent?

Thanks in advance,

Brad
Pazzo levers. They're a knock-off of the CRG roll-a-click adjustable levers, and are wonderful. I've got hand issues too, and these are great. I would not have been able to race again without them. You can get them at www.motomummy.com . Not cheap, but worth every penny, at least to me.

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Pazzo levers. They're a knock-off of the CRG roll-a-click adjustable levers, and are wonderful. I've got hand issues too, and these are great. I would not have been able to race again without them. You can get them at www.motomummy.com . Not cheap, but worth every penny, at least to me.
Rich,

Thanks for the info. I have been in communication with Motomummy a bit today and it sounds like their clutch lever will do what I need. Unfortunately, if I am understanding them -they don't offer just a clutch lever for the Stroms (Details: http://www.motomummy.com/pazzosingle.html). Did you buy the kit or just half?

Does anyone know if the DL650 clutch lever is identical (& will fit under OEM hand guards to the Suzuki GSXR, TL, Bandit, Hayabusa or 650SV(S)?

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Searching all over I thought I'd check and see if Roll-A-Click Adjustable Clutch Levers by CRG would have something for the world's most awesome bike...

Nope. Nothing for the Strom.

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Searching all over I thought I'd check and see if Roll-A-Click Adjustable Clutch Levers by CRG would have something for the world's most awesome bike...

Nope. Nothing for the Strom.
Correct, that's why I pointed you to the Pazzo's. I got both, while the brake side isn't essential for me it's still an improvement over stock, and the matched set looks better, IMO.

Edit: Forgot to say before, but enter "Pazzo" in the coupon code box when checking out, it brings the total down to $145 for both levers.

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Correct, that's why I pointed you to the Pazzo's. I got both, while the brake side isn't essential for me it's still an improvement over stock, and the matched set looks better, IMO.

Edit: Forgot to say before, but enter "Pazzo" in the coupon code box when checking out, it brings the total down to $145 for both levers.
Rich,

Thanks for the additional data. After a 60 minute twisty ride I was having problems.

Will these fit with the OEM handguards?

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Rich,

Thanks for the additional data. After a 60 minute twisty ride I was having problems.

Will these fit with the OEM handguards?

Thanks!

Brad
Anyone know if these will fit under Suzuki Handguards?

Thanks!

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Anyone know if these will fit under Suzuki Handguards?

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Looks like I'll be the guinnea pig... Moto Mummy was obnoxious, refused to answer questions and doesn't allow refunds.

I spent a bit more at solomotoparts.com but they were polite, answered questions and allow refunds.

Will post as soon as I know!

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Anyone know if these will fit under Suzuki Handguards?

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Brad,

Sorry I didn't see this sooner. The brake side is no problem, but the adjuster on the clutch side hits the underside of the low flat section of the guard that extends forward from the clutch pivot bolt. If you adjust the lever to 3-6 the adjuster gets knocked back to 1 or 2. And if you have it on 2 and push it forward it'll go to 1. As is it's usable, barely. I'm going to dremel out a space for the adjuster. That will make a hole in the guard, so to cover the hole I'll take some black plastic and shape a little bubble and then use black RTV to hold it on. Hopefully it wouldn't look too cobby.

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Ahh shit, hope that's not the case for the DL1000, ugh. I ordered from motomummy, dammit I might be out of luck.

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