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aftermarket hand levers - July 19, 2011, 11:19 AM

What's the main advantage or value of these other than say more granular adjustability, going short vs long, or if they fold or not?


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July 19, 2011, 11:24 AM

My bike was back into at work a couple weeks ago and when it fell, it bent my clutch lever up. So I reaplaced both my clutch and brake with ASV shorties. Short vs. long is probably just a preferance thing. I really like the fact that they will fold out reducing the the chance for them to break.
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July 19, 2011, 11:25 AM

It looks cool. No really though I haven't found any except for a little better quality than oem and obviously the advantages of changing out the brake side with a better master cylinder/lever combo if you go that ruote. Honestly, instead of spending $70-80-100-150 on a set of pimp levers just get the Brembo master cylinder and call it a day. Function over looks.


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July 19, 2011, 01:31 PM

I like them because of feel...

I have adjustable length levers. I also wrap my brake lever in duct tape for just the right feel so i can brush off speed at times...


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July 19, 2011, 01:41 PM

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I like them because of feel...


Same here. They felt great and solid to me.


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Same here. They felt great and solid to me.
yeah more straight vs. the oem curve...a little skinnier in some spots.

I got hook after I had a Brembo MC. The lever felt so solid and confidence.

im using the chinese Pazzo knockoffs.....Chazzoz lol. they are made exactly like the Pazzoz and shipped are $80 for a set.

The new ones are foldable and adjustable from short to long.

I have my clutch side so 2-3 of my fingers hit it and can still hold the bar to feather the clutch for certain turns etc...

I have the brake side all the way out, and wraped in black duct tape for feel.


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July 19, 2011, 02:01 PM

that's what I used. I have no complaints other than the red on the adjusters faded. A friend of mine with Pazzos had the same issue..so I don't feel bad


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All, thanks for the input.

One thing I noticed going to zx10r from 2008 cbr1000rr was brake feel. zx10r brakes are good to me, but definitely feel there's more soft take-up and travel on them compared to the honda even with both bikes at lever setting 1. Not necessarily bad and I've gotten used to it, but something I wouldn't mind improving. Would levers do the trick here or master cylinder?

i've got steel braided lines but those wouldn't really affect much except high-temp track stuff I would think.


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Good set of pads and ss lines will make a huge difference even on a street bike, unlike on cars. Master cylinder would be next but a bit unnecessary for a street bike I think.


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Someone told me Turk's new levers look like penises.


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All, thanks for the input.

One thing I noticed going to zx10r from 2008 cbr1000rr was brake feel. zx10r brakes are good to me, but definitely feel there's more soft take-up and travel on them compared to the honda even with both bikes at lever setting 1. Not necessarily bad and I've gotten used to it, but something I wouldn't mind improving. Would levers do the trick here or master cylinder?

i've got steel braided lines but those wouldn't really affect much except high-temp track stuff I would think.

08-2011 brakes are the bomb...
just do a serious brake bleed and put on some vesrha pads...i garuntee you it will feel like no bike brakes you have felt before.

sip tie the brake lever over night and bleed it from the MC nipple.


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