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Old 11-30-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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Need good shorty levers

Ok so if you read my other post. you know I laid my bike down cause of a faulty ASV lever. So I'm looking for a good shorty lever set that won't try to kill me.
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Ok so if you read my other post. you know I laid my bike down cause of a faulty ASV lever. So I'm looking for a good shorty lever set that won't try to kill me.
I have FP Racing shorty levers on my Honda. Haven't had any problems with them. Sorry you had a crash, and heal up soon.
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ASV is a great lever. They sold you the wrong one. You need to take it up with who ever sold you the wrong levers.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:51 AM   #4
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How did a lever make you "lay it down" like a Harley Rider?
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:26 PM   #6
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Well it says in the instructions to test the front brake before riding. How long after the levers were installed did it happen?
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That's crazy considering what ASV charges for their .
I bought cheap Chinese levers off eBay for my Streefighter and have ridden 1,000's of miles hassle free.
IMHO screw those guys like Roll-a-Click and ASV! They're making a $100 profit on every set of levers they sell. It's ridiculous.
I mean I realize they are better quality than what I bought but lets be real, they're just a fancy stick that pushes in the master cylinder plunger.
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the same probably has happened a lot more with the Chinese levers you rave about. How do we even know its the levers. Could be improper install.
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It was installed right found out that it's not an uncommon problem with ASV levers that they don't let the Master cylinder plunger back out all the way
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It was installed right found out that it's not an uncommon problem with ASV levers that they don't let the Master cylinder plunger back out all the way
something aint adding up here.

IF it goes in, then you ride off, then SOMETHING has to make it go back IN.
I doubt it went in on its own. Levers dont do that, as a rule.


I can see it getting stuck when you apply it, but not just going down the road, and for no reason.

Could you describe the crash, so I can understand a bit more?
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U would have to call me for me to explain how it works
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U would have to call me for me to explain how it works
how what works...a crash? Been there done that.....

I know how levers work. Broken off enough to know in detail what goes on.

IIRC it takes somewhere around 10 PSI or so to actuate the brake master cyl.

I have a hard time comprehending how a lever could work its self that far engaged.

Help me out.
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if the lever dose not release the master cylinder all the way then it just adds more presser the more times you use it. to try this for your self go to your bike get a then piece of metal put it between the master cylinder push rod and the lever. ( needs to be just thick enuf to put very slit presser on the master cylinder) pull the brake about 10 times or more then try to move your bike.
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if the lever dose not release the master cylinder all the way then it just adds more presser the more times you use it. to try this for your self go to your bike get a then piece of metal put it between the master cylinder push rod and the lever. ( needs to be just thick enuf to put very slit presser on the master cylinder) pull the brake about 10 times or more then try to move your bike.
THAT I can go along with and believe.

What I dont understand is how you did not realize.....well....yeah I do.

I always forget that not everyone rides every day, for 10 years...my apologies, sir.

I know by the sound if my chain is not lubed right, I know when my tire is cupped before I can even see it on the tread.

Sometimes I forget these things, so just take me with a grain of salt...
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so there my would not release all the way so it looked the front brake after using it a few times
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And I did realize that it was trying to lock up that's why instead out going over the bars I down shifted revved up the bike and popped the clutch out so the back would spin out to the side and I could lay it down ezer
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And I did realize that it was trying to lock up that's why instead out going over the bars I down shifted revved up the bike and popped the clutch out so the back would spin out to the side and I could lay it down ezer
I understand now.....

There are things you need to do to prevent this from happening again.

Get new levers.....

Learn your bike. Go over it, even if you are not going to ride. Just go out to the garage and sit on it. Rub the tires, stare at it, talk to it.

Most importantly, RIDE it!

Ride it every damned chance you get. If you say "do I want to take the bike?" Answer is YES. Only say no if pie or no other option is available.

You are not one with machine.

That bike wil talk to you and tell you everything it needs or wants. I am serious.

Dont think of it as a hooker, you just call her up when you want a nut.

Think of it as your wife, you want to take her places, buy her nice things, give her an too, not just yourself.

It gets SO much better when you do these things.




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