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post #46 of 54 Old 11-16-2017, 05:08 AM
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Funny how prices differ around the globe. Here usually if you spot aftermarket levers on a bike, it probably has been down, because chinese levers cost 1/3 the price of OEM levers.
Or they have been replaced just for the looks.
The huge problem with Chinese levers is the lack of quality control. Many of the companies that "make their own" are simply sub contracted out as well and they have no over sight of each set of levers made. I bought some for my old R6 years back off a forum member who 'had his own company'. Suffered from a lot of brake fade at Road Atlanta. Had a friend suggest putting stock levers back on, I did, the majority of it went away. The tolerance of the hole where the pivot bolt goes was larger than the OEM spec, causing more lever movement with no actuation of the brakes. It wasn't bad, and certainly didn't feel as shitty as it felt while braking hard into T10A, but since then OEM levers are all I run.

I have no doubt that the $100 a piece Pazzo levers or equivalent have much more QC than those kind of levers (and especially ebay Chinese levers), but I ain't paying $200 for levers.
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I'm so confused what is going on here lol...what are you on about?? Levers, random words, some gandon no pidar (whatever the hell that means), then all of a sudden talking about some rotors and a Brembo MCS This conversation took like 4 turns within a few posts.

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The huge problem with Chinese levers is the lack of quality control. Many of the companies that "make their own" are simply sub contracted out as well and they have no over sight of each set of levers made. I bought some for my old R6 years back off a forum member who 'had his own company'. Suffered from a lot of brake fade at Road Atlanta. Had a friend suggest putting stock levers back on, I did, the majority of it went away. The tolerance of the hole where the pivot bolt goes was larger than the OEM spec, causing more lever movement with no actuation of the brakes. It wasn't bad, and certainly didn't feel as shitty as it felt while braking hard into T10A, but since then OEM levers are all I run.

I have no doubt that the $100 a piece Pazzo levers or equivalent have much more QC than those kind of levers (and especially ebay Chinese levers), but I ain't paying $200 for levers.
I can tell you for certain that QC is always a struggle when dealing with ANY overseas manufacturing, regardless of the country of origin. The key is to establish a solid working relationship with a company that you can trust. I have never hidden that my levers are made overseas but it is with a company that I trust and have done business with for over a decade. As with any business, mistakes and be made but I try to check every single set of levers that I sell to ensure proper fit and function.

Anyway, I am glad that you are happy with OEM. They obviously are sufficient for the task at hand. Personally I do not like they way they feel in my hand and much prefer the more angular aftermarket levers rather than the swooping curve of the OEM. For some reason that just feels better to me.
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Deem 150 is all butt hurt because I called him on his earlier stupidity that he posted......

Now he just doubled down on the stupid factor. he still has zero clue what he is taking about or who is talking to or even what he said was so fucking ignorant!

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Any chance you have a picture of the brembo MC lever? @PainfullySlo

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FP lever clearance

https://www.motomummy.com/levers/fp-...nce-lever-set/

$99.99 a set
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Great OP!

There is one thing I would like to add about shorty levers. When you only use two fingers on the brake or clutch lever it allows you to keep your other two fingers around the grip. This is beneficial in that when you take all four fingers off the bar you are forced to put pressure on the bar on the backside of the clip on rather than gripping evenly around it. This in turns causes you to have to apply equal pressure on both the right and left clip-ons to not cause a "steering" input into the bike. By keeping two of your fingers wrapped around the grip you can naturally be more loose on the bike and less likely to add unneccesary "inputs" to the bike.

For someone who has always used all four fingers it takes a little getting used and for some maybe time to build up the hand strength to brake hard or pull a heavy clutch in with only two fingers. The benefit of the shorty levers is it short of forces you to adapt and use the two finger technique.

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I have always rolled with ASV levers on all my bikes and this time I decided to take advantage of the FP racing lever clearance with motomummy.

For $100.00 a set Iím pretty satisfied but at regular price I would still stick with ASV F3 or F5. Both levers are made in the USA. The ASV offer more adjustability, offers 3-5 year warranty on broken levers, even if you dump the bike and sleeved stainless steel pivot points.






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Thank you for the excellent guide! Based on info, I went with the CRG RC2 clutch lever and brake lever (standard, not shorties).


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