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Old 05-04-2010, 09:52 PM   #1
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Before my bike was wrecked I had a 'custom' curled brake lever (from it being dropped and bent). It made it very comfortable to cover the brake while riding. I had to replace the lever with shiny new straight levers after my bike was wrecked. They are too far from the grip; they are adjusted as close as possible - my hand cramps from covering the brake while I'm riding now.

Is there any way to get the lever closer? Do they make levers that are curled so that they're more within reach? Is there anything I can do, or should I pray for longer fingers?
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:57 PM   #2
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Not to post , but my brake lever is one of those custom levers also!! lol
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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Not to post , but my brake lever is one of those custom levers also!! lol
I LOVED it and I didn't even realize it. The new one is probably a full inch or more further from my hand.
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If we ever run across each other again, you can see if mine would work, I'll trade ya!
I can take a pic of it real quick if you would like to see if it would work.
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As I recall dropping dirt bikes in another life and bending the levers
sometimes I could bend (Aluminum levers) back.
By placing something like a tennis shoe between the lever and the bar and maybe using a short tube for additional leverage to bend the lever back it to soemthing resembling the original shape.

However you get like one shot or it wil break from the metal work hardening under the stress.

Guess a little heat could help too but tennys melt easy might need to remove it and use a vise.

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As I recall dropping dirt bikes in another life and bending the levers
sometimes I could bend (Aluminum levers) back.
By placing something like a tennis shoe between the lever and the bar and maybe using a short tube for additional leverage to bend the lever back it to soemthing resembling the original shape.

However you get like one shot or it wil break from the metal work hardening under the stress.

Guess a little heat could help too but tennys melt easy might need to remove it and use a vise.

Good Luck
How are you? I haven't seen you in quite a while. I don't want to bend it or break it. I want one that special.
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Can you heat it and bend it? I have test levers Ill try!
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Can you heat it and bend it? I have test levers Ill try!
Let me know how it works. I have a flame thrower-

But I'm afraid of fire.
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squoddy, shoot me a pm w/ your number if you decide you may want some custom levers and Ill send ya a pic.
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squoddy, shoot me a pm w/ your number if you decide you may want some custom levers and Ill send ya a pic.
I'm married. But that IS a clever way to get my number!






























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Pazzo levers.. but get the Chinese knock off versions for half the price and they work fine. They are curved/bent closer plus adjustable

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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Well- you try first and let me know how that works...
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Pazzo levers.. but get the Chinese knock off versions for half the price and they work fine. They are curved/bent closer plus adjustable

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Interesting- but I'm not convinced they are that much closer... in the picture they don't look closer.

I need to see them in person. I'm sure somebody on here has a set and would let me touch them.
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They are for sure closer.. I have them on all my bikes and I am sure Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited does as well...
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I'll try them. I want black or gold, anyway. Thanks!
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I have ASV short levers, they are awesome. They are not cheap though, I think they are around 125 each but certainly worth every penny.
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PAZZO short levers on my SV-650 cause I have short fingers too.

They are not cheap but are adjustable for smaller hands.
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Before my bike was wrecked I had a 'custom' curled brake lever (from it being dropped and bent). It made it very comfortable to cover the brake while riding. I had to replace the lever with shiny new straight levers after my bike was wrecked. They are too far from the grip; they are adjusted as close as possible - my hand cramps from covering the brake while I'm riding now.

Is there any way to get the lever closer? Do they make levers that are curled so that they're more within reach? Is there anything I can do, or should I pray for longer fingers?
do you have levers with the adjusters (pazzos, crg, asv, etc) or stock levers adjusted via the factory stuff?

the after-market levers with the adjusters are quite close when adjusted all the way in. only thing i dont like when i have my brake adjusted all the way in is that its not as responsive. i need to grab more brake. (i have levers by FP Racing)

regarding the ebay levers - i read somewhere that they have a little bit of vertical free play, which made the purchaser uncomfortable. but thats just i read somewhere...dont remember the source. i think the r6 forum.
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