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a question for Ducati Monster owners/techs? - July 31, 2013, 07:43 PM

My brother just picked up a 2011 Monster 696. I took it in for the state safety inspection this afternoon, but failed because of the front brake lever not triggering rear brake light. The previous owner has installed no name after market lever installed. I removed the lever and the micro switch. The switch wasn't functioning, which I traced it down to badly corroded connector. I cleaned it up and now the switch is functioning, but the lever is not engaging the switch....

Am I missing something between the lever and the switch? There is a hole between the switch and the lever, but the lever is not even close to the switch! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: a question for Ducati Monster owners/techs? - July 31, 2013, 08:27 PM

A lot of the ebay levers are like that where they don't hit the switch. Chinese engineering at it's finest
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Sites a good one, a little slow loading though.

Edited for more info - Based on your dilema I'd just get a quality set of levers though. Put them on a 696 with no issues, made by Rizoma.


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It's hilarious how often I read about the chinese levers (especially on the ninjette forum), people swear by them with the savings over reputable brands like CRG, Pazzo and ASV. No thanks, I'd rather spend double the money and have something that I know was engineered properly for my bike plus has gone through the necessary quality control.
When it comes to something not so important like led turn signals, I don't mind searching for something that isn't priced to the moon like a set of Rizoma signals (given they are nice).


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if the front lever isn't engaging the brake switch, I'd ditch them. No only is that an inspection issue, it's a safety issue. back brake....not as big of a deal. Front brake is bad.


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The best is when the cheap levers do not back off enough and lock up the brakes. Man cheap shit is good for business.


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The best is when the cheap levers do not back off enough and lock up the brakes. Man cheap shit is good for business.
I spent 14 hrs yesterday fixing cheap shit.. didn't get out of work until 9:30.

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Some of those Chinese levers are made well... some aren't. It's a gamble buying them. Call me crazy, but on a lot of the bikes out now, I actually prefer the stock levers. The 2011 Speed Triple came with stock levers that were more adjustable than the Pazzos.
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ASV levers are the way to go with the monsters. Motomummy.com is the cheapest I've seen


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ASV levers are awesome. I have them on my 690 and will order a set for my 990. Wish I could get them on my Ape


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Thanks for the all insights! I wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing anything, especially between the lever and the switch. I wouldn't ride it without the working brake light!

Anybody has a spare lever I could try it on?
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We run into that all the time out here... the cheap levers just dont have the little tab to engage the switch. We have had good success with CRG, but if you want to go on a buget the PSR levers arent hateful.. they are blatant copies, but they aren't bad.


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Ha! it looks like it's not the lever! After a bit of searching on forums and parts diagrams, it looks like it's missing a small rubber piece that sits between the lever and the switch. The part number is 195.4.002.1A if anyone cares. It costs only $1.49, but wish me luck finding it....
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Ha! it looks like it's not the lever! After a bit of searching on forums and parts diagrams, it looks like it's missing a small rubber piece that sits between the lever and the switch. The part number is 195.4.002.1A if anyone cares. It costs only $1.49, but wish me luck finding it....

I doubt we have it in stock, but give Nate a call out here in parts.. he can get it ordered for you..


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