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Old 10-27-2010, 12:37 AM   #61
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Well I had an install fail tonight with these. The brake side installed fine, but the clutch lever is no bueno.

The pivot hole ID in the new clutch lever is too large to be used without the bushing sleeve from the original clutch lever, but the bushing sleeve OD is too large to fit into the new clutch lever mounting hole. I can mount it up without the sleeve and the lever has a ridiculously unsafe amount of vertical play as a result.

I've emailed RideItMoto to see what they have to say, but the most likely fix is to stop by a machinist and have them bore out the hole in the new clutch lever to match the original sleeve.


It's a shame because as far as the rest of the install and quality of levers they're perfect. Easily Pazzo quality in my opinion. It would be my luck that the company has incorrect information or I just got a bunk part.
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Update.

I received an email from RideItMoto within 15 minutes of sending off my message. After a few emails back and forth it appears that the wrong bushing was packaged with my levers. The RideItMoto clutch lever uses a smaller ID hole drilled in the lever with a thinner walled copper sleeve that reduces the hole ID to match the OD of the OEM pivot bolt. The bushing I received had too small an ID to fit the pivot bolt.

I informed customer service that I was going to just bring the new lever to a machinist and have them bore out the hole to match the hole in the OEM lever. They asked that I send them the bill from the machinist and they would reimburse me the cost. Or send me a new bushing if I wanted to just wait.

So with all that said it was simply a packaging error. I can't get too upset about that because it seems to happen to me VERY often with just about everything I order. I was very happy with the customer service end and even more so with the quality of the levers.

They definitely still get my recommendation for those looking to save over Pazzos or similar.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:05 AM   #63
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Oh and now I'm looking for a machinist that can do this for me ASAP. Like a kid I've gotta have it before a Friday TD at TWS (Texas World Speedway). The day just wouldn't be right if I had to put the OEM banana lever back on there.

Anyone near N.Eldridge/I-10?
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All you need to do is drill it out to match the stock bushing od?
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All you need to do is drill it out to match the stock bushing od?
Basically, yes.

I found a local machine shop that will take care of it for me. I could go after it with a drill bit, but I'm hoping a machinist will do a better job than I will. I don't want to end up with a sloppy or skewed mount of the clutch lever.
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Yeah, you want to use a drill press then ream it out for an interference fit on the bushing.
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Yeah, you want to use a drill press then ream it out for an interference fit on the bushing.
^^^ That right there is exactly why I'm not in my garage with a drill bit and a pair of pliers holding the clutch lever against an ice chest lid. Cause that's how I roll.
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Yeah.. I've got a mini mill/drill press for those types of projects.
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i have them on my bike and love them
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just got mine in yesterday and they look/feel awesome. got the black levers with black adjusters.
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just got mine in yesterday and they look/feel awesome. got the black levers with black adjusters.
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Basically, yes.

I found a local machine shop that will take care of it for me. I could go after it with a drill bit, but I'm hoping a machinist will do a better job than I will. I don't want to end up with a sloppy or skewed mount of the clutch lever.
i had to do the exact same thing. i took a drill bit to it and just hollowed out the hole so the bushing will fit. whew!

they look beautiful on the bike by the way.
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for $50 i cant complain even if i had to do a bit of modding to make it work.
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i had to do the exact same thing. i took a drill bit to it and just hollowed out the hole so the bushing will fit. whew!

they look beautiful on the bike by the way.
The machinist ended up making me a new bushing instead of drilling out the lever in case it threw the hole out of alignment. Cost me $20. Can't complain.


The levers themselves are great.
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Have you installed them yet? How is it installed; both aesthetics and function?
yessir very nice upgrade from stock. I went with the shorties because is normally only use two fingers anyways. I rode with them for the first time today and all i can say is WOW what a difference they make. As far as comparing them to other levers of the same style, I've never put levers on a bike so I can't really offer any help. But comparing these to stock levers is apples and oranges.
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yessir very nice upgrade from stock. I went with the shorties because I normally only use two fingers anyways. I rode with them for the first time today and all i can say is WOW what a difference they make. As far as comparing them to other levers of the same style, I've never put levers on a bike so I can't really offer any help. But comparing these to stock levers is apples and oranges.
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Finally got around to installing my shorties today. Absolutely love these things... much better than the stock levers I had on there.

I also changed out my factory gixxer throttle tube for the 1/6 turn R6 throttle tube. Made a HUGE difference. Can't wait 'til I get back to the track next season!
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