Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: West Seneca, NY
I Ride: 97 YZF1000R street, 94 Honda Goldwing steet, SV650 engine in custom framed race bike
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.
2005 ZX6-R stock motor, Leo Vince full system, Power Commander, GP tech fork internals, stock brakes, Penske shock, CFM rearsets, Motion Pro Quick throttle, Pit bull steering stabilizer, XT Racing GPX laptimer and DAQ.