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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-21-2019, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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New brake and clutch levers.

Ok stupid question time, and as Iíve never done this before please excuse my ignorance, but......
Iíve wanted to replace my standard GS levers with something a little smaller ever since I bought some handguards and couldnít fit them due to the oversize standard levers.
Yesterday I had my first Ďoffí and managed to bend the front brake lever. So Iíve decided that NOW is the time to change.
So hereís the stupid question....
Is it an easy job? Do I need to do anything with the brake fluid reservoir to prevent fluid loss?
Do I need to do anything with the clutch cable?
As I said.... probably stupid questions, but if youíve never done it before.... you donít know the answer!


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First, have you searched the forum for pre-existing threads on aftermarket levers, or just plain levers. There are many threads on this subject already.

Second, the job is pretty straightforward, just be careful and attentive to what you are doing. The brake lever contacts a plunger that activates the master cylinder, so no fluid is lost.

The clutch cable must be loosened and the ajuster and locknut must be aligned so the cable can be removed from the old lever and installed on the new one. Ajustement is detailed in the manual.


Pay attention to the levers you buy, as some are not able to clear the switch assembly on the clutch side. In worse cases, the lever can not activate the interlock switch, so the bike can not be started while in gear.

Again, search the archives, most questions have been addressed already
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First, have you searched the forum for pre-existing threads on aftermarket levers, or just plain levers. There are many threads on this subject already.



Second, the job is pretty straightforward, just be careful and attentive to what you are doing. The brake lever contacts a plunger that activates the master cylinder, so no fluid is lost.



The clutch cable must be loosened and the ajuster and locknut must be aligned so the cable can be removed from the old lever and installed on the new one. Ajustement is detailed in the manual.





Pay attention to the levers you buy, as some are not able to clear the switch assembly on the clutch side. In worse cases, the lever can not activate the interlock switch, so the bike can not be started while in gear.



Again, search the archives, most questions have been addressed already


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I have shorty adjustable Puig levers on mine, and very pleased with them.
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Same here, fitted Adjustable Puig levers, was easy to do and works/looks great.

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I got some adjustable shorties from China on ebay. Absolutely no issues. Other than the wait for them to arrive.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 12:11 AM
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CNC shorties off eBay shipped local in SoCal, probably originally Chinese. Easy install, though I did adjust the hidden micro switch in the clutch lever housing so it would activate properly
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I donít know why I was worrying. Easy job! Biggest issue was getting the cable end out of the hole in the old lever!
New levers are both hinged and fully adjustable for reach and length. Nice addition!


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What make are they ?
Clutch switch no issue ?
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What make are they ?
Clutch switch no issue ?


My clutch switch stopped working! I canít start without being in N! What did I do wrong????


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