Date: 21-07-17  Time: 23:49 PM

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #25 on: 07 April 2017, 04:09:02 PM »
You mentioned you did proddy racing, proddy racing is still on the race track or are you just splitting hairs with me.
Did you read the article, if you did then that should make things clearer for you.
Thank you.

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #26 on: 07 April 2017, 05:25:20 PM »


Interesting


I use two fingers and can stop no problem. Blue spot calipers are still very good, maybe not like radials but very good. As long as your brakes are working as they should you will get the back in the air before you stop.
I also have XL hands and can get 4 fingers on the levers if I wanted





Please stop this berating


Even though I questioned the comment it is no reason to start a war of words. The comments may be right?


We all have our opinions, right wrong good or bad without them this site would not be interesting.
We all learn from others posts and build an opinion into what is right and wrong.
Believe me I have had it and decided not to prove the person wrong but just to let it go.
Yes it was hard but I knew it would result in the likes of these comments which serve no purpose in helping each other overcome any problems we may have.


Please be good guys we all need you


P.S I cant promise to be a saint in the future lol






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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #27 on: 08 April 2017, 10:39:17 AM »
Anyone got a link to the Chinese ones, please?

Ta :)

The only two fingers I use when braking is to the plonker who made me have to in the first place!  :rollin

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #28 on: 08 April 2017, 11:25:31 AM »

Anyone got a link to the Chinese ones, please?

Ta :)

The only two fingers I use when braking is to the plonker who made me have to in the first place!  :rollin





Cant find the same ones I have, but I wouldn't go folding again.
These are the same without fold and finger ribs


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CNC-Short-Brake-Clutch-Levers-for-Yamaha-FZS1000-2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-/321506315908?hash=item4adb450e84:g:9-MAAOSwEK9UAWFD


Mine came from this guy


http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Brake-Levers/178003/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=dormousesleep

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #29 on: 08 April 2017, 11:40:49 AM »
The ones I've bought are from a seller called My_sky 007, I'll put an update on when I get them.
It's easier to get more money than it is a day of your life back.

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #30 on: 08 April 2017, 04:18:02 PM »
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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #32 on: 09 April 2017, 04:17:08 PM »

Just check ya nuts mate :-)



That's just good advice all round haha

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #33 on: 10 April 2017, 10:13:53 AM »

Just check ya nuts mate :-)


Yeah, I'll do that  :thumbup

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #34 on: 20 April 2017, 02:26:37 PM »
Update for info - they arrived today (so only two weeks from order to delivery) and I like the look of 'em - black with red bits.

I'll post some pics when they're fitted, along with my opinion of them.

My clutch has been very stiff since I got the bike, despite new cable (and oil, of course), so I'm hoping these will make my hands ache less in traffic.

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #35 on: 21 April 2017, 04:06:12 AM »
You mentioned you did proddy racing, proddy racing is still on the race track or are you just splitting hairs with me.
Did you read the article, if you did then that should make things clearer for you.
Thank you.


No. You are presuming that I dont know better. In fact I do know better, having done 2 days with the Keith Code school in Australia a couple of years ago. They taught me all I need to know about braking, leverage, feathering brakes and control under full on brake force. I don't need to read 'articles'.
 I hope you are not comparing proddy racing with track days. World of difference mate, not splitting hairs.
I'm not replying to this thread again. You admitted to being facicious (rude) from your very first post. That has been the problem here. Be civil.

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #36 on: 21 April 2017, 07:31:21 AM »
For fuck sake pal let it fucking go, your too long asleep mate.

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #37 on: 21 April 2017, 12:24:52 PM »
I thought they looked nice :)
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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #38 on: 21 April 2017, 01:42:01 PM »
For fuck sake pal let it fucking go, your too long asleep mate.


Yep, leaving the forum solves that, the US one is where i post more often anyway. Cheers.

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #39 on: 21 April 2017, 03:56:08 PM »
Facetious doesn't mean rude.

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #40 on: 21 April 2017, 06:32:39 PM »
Nothing classier than gold shorties....on a gixxer....surely no one fits em to a fazer!
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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #41 on: 22 April 2017, 02:10:01 PM »
Facetious doesn't mean rude.


Granted, if one was being subjective, but it does mean inappropriate. I would have stuck with rude if I was you.

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #42 on: 24 April 2017, 10:07:53 AM »
Fitted them this morning - took a few minutes and was very simple. Only needed the bushing swap on the clutch side.

I'm not riding it just yet, as the battery is on charge in the house, and it's starting to piddle down outside.

The action feels good - hopeful that they will be an improvement. They certainly look a lot better than the ones that were on it - not sure if they were originals or not. Yeah, I know it needs a clean!  :o
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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #43 on: 25 April 2017, 01:47:47 PM »
Hullooo chaps! (and chapesses :)  )

I got the bike out for a test ride and some maintenance today (see woeful story of broken ExUp pulley) so I took a few shots in daylight:

From t' seat:



from t' front:



From t' clutch side:



From t' brake side:



Widest brake lever setting (there are 6):



Widest setting, fully applied:



Smallest setting (1), fully applied:



Not much point showing the clutch lever settings - I found that as it was, on setting 1 and 2, put into gear = bike takes off! 3 is dragging. 4, 5 and 6 were okay - but further reach. So the clutch needed a bit of adjusting and testing. I'm happy with it now, even though I still can't use settings 1 and 2.

I do like these, they feel good - the brake is far better than the one I took off - which I found was actually broken at the fitting hole.

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Re: Chinese Brake and Clutch levers
« Reply #44 on: 02 May 2017, 08:36:51 PM »
Pictures (David Bailey doesn't needs worry) of my Chinese levers. They feel great but the adjusters are on maximum already. They feel a little bit 'loose' but I haven't got any expensive ones to compare them with. All in all well worth the money.

It's easier to get more money than it is a day of your life back.