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Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« on: May 11, 2021, 07:47:50 AM »
I think I told some of you my tale of woe at Cedar Vale: I was merrily pushing my bike along with the side stand down, just aiming to move up a few yards.  I wasn't paying close attention and the side stand hit a hump in the pavement causing the bike to launch away from me like it was shot out of a barrel.  And in front of a whole line of traffic coming into Big Bend National Park.  Oh well.  Anyhow, I can use the bent brake lever but just barely, so I'd like to upgrade to an adjustable one.  I think some of you have had good luck with the Ebay levers, could you tell me which one specifically?  When I try to click on the links posted in old threads nothing comes up.  Thanks!

Sarah
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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 08:08:32 AM »
I think I told some of you my tale of woe at Cedar Vale: I was merrily pushing my bike along with the side stand down, just aiming to move up a few yards.  I wasn't paying close attention and the side stand hit a hump in the pavement causing the bike away from me like it was shot out of a barrel.  And in front of a whole line of traffic coming into Big Bend National Park.  Oh well.  Anyhow, I can use the bent brake lever but just barely, so I'd like to upgrade to an adjustable one.  I think some of you have had good luck with the Ebay levers, could you tell me which one specifically?  When I try to click on the links posted in old threads nothing comes up.  Thanks!

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Sarah, Iíve found that these levers are relatively soft and I have simply bent them back to useable several times on my trail bikes. You may can even do this on the bike if itís not too bad. This being said, I have no idea on how much itís bent so this may not apply. Good luck👍
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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 10:32:31 AM »
Thanks Dan, my fingers are fairly short so I've wanted an adjustable lever from the start.  I've just been a little lost on what to buy, I'd rather not pay for a pricey one if a quality cheaper version will work just as well.  Thanks again!

Sarah 
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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 10:35:33 AM »
I bought a cheaper pair that I used for quite some time, but removed them because the clutch side didn't leave much space for one- or two-finger controlling. If that's not important for you, you're welcome to try them out.




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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 11:09:12 AM »
I think I told some of you my tale of woe at Cedar Vale: I was merrily pushing my bike along with the side stand down, just aiming to move up a few yards.  I wasn't paying close attention and the side stand hit a hump in the pavement causing the bike to launch away from me like it was shot out of a barrel.  And in front of a whole line of traffic coming into Big Bend National Park.  Oh well.  Anyhow, I can use the bent brake lever but just barely, so I'd like to upgrade to an adjustable one.  I think some of you have had good luck with the Ebay levers, could you tell me which one specifically?  When I try to click on the links posted in old threads nothing comes up.  Thanks!

Sarah

All the information except what bike? That might be useful.

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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 11:19:34 AM »
Adjustable levers for some Yamahas fit my Audace. I bent mine in a tip over. I got some after market levers before trying to straighten the bent stock lever. I used a vise to straighten it, looks brand new.
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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 08:40:31 PM »
All the information except what bike? That might be useful.

Whoops, a 2016 V7II.

Thanks, everybody.  According to the pazzo chart, the California models and the Audace use a different lever than the Brevas, V7, and V9, which all share the same part number along with the Griso, Norge, Stelvio, and 1200 Sport. 

Thanks for the kind offer Dirk, but I just need a brake lever, and I'd like for it to be black so it might better match the clutch side.  Let's see if somebody can remember what they bought.  Thanks again.


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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 09:48:31 PM »
Sarah,

CNC levers are an option for you...I've got a few pairs installed...they are cheaper than Pazzo's (also very good quality).

These should work for you here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124425181532?var=425301642945&hash=item1cf851995c:g:bVMAAOSw7KJXERNJ

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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2021, 06:40:06 AM »
Sarah,

CNC levers are an option for you...I've got a few pairs installed...they are cheaper than Pazzo's (also very good quality).

These should work for you here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124425181532?var=425301642945&hash=item1cf851995c:g:bVMAAOSw7KJXERNJ

On the way, thanks Paul!!

Sarah
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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 08:07:38 AM »
On the way, thanks Paul!!

Sarah

These are not folding, I've also had shorter levers on road bikes, I'd like to describe the experience as crap but it wasn't that good. See how you go generally Moto Guzzi use Brembo brake parts so parts that also fit Ducati's Aprilia's BMW's and some Yamaha's will cross over.

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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2021, 08:43:50 AM »
Thanks Murray, I wasn't sure about the short levers so I ordered the long ones, hope they'll be OK.  Stay tuned, we shall see.  Thanks again.

Sarah
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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2021, 09:25:53 AM »
Sarah,

CNC levers are an option for you...I've got a few pairs installed...they are cheaper than Pazzo's (also very good quality).

These should work for you here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124425181532?var=425301642945&hash=item1cf851995c:g:bVMAAOSw7KJXERNJ

They look just the same as the ones my stepson bought me for Christmas (and I got about 3 weeks ago due to COVID constraints/saving postal costs) and they bolted straight onto my V9
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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2021, 10:47:50 AM »
Oh Lordy, that was a long wait.  Maybe things have eased up a bit these days.

Sarah
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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2021, 11:40:32 AM »

I bought these to my Nevada (2005). I hope they will fit   :undecided:  those should fit to Breva 750cm3 (2004)  =>






I will ride my bike to service next week ... so we're living interesting time. New tyres etc.

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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2021, 11:51:40 AM »
Good luck with those Arctic Fox, they look nice!

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Re: Help please, I'd like an adjustable brake lever
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2021, 04:49:20 PM »
Good luck with those Arctic Fox, they look nice!

Sarah

Thank you Sarh. Yes, they would look great on my bike. The red color is almost the same on my bike, plus there is enough black and silver color too.

Also as I quickly checked them over the standard ones ... with these I should be able to adjust break lever and clutch lever more close to handlebar grips. This was what I was looking for. So yes, I hope they will fit.

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