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post #1 of 25 Old 08-20-2013, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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CRG levers

Does anybody know if the CRG lever blades (just the part your fingers touch) are interchangeable right to left? The SP2 master cylinder I got has one of the original style CRG levers on it but it has the standard length lever, if they're interchangeable I can just order a shorty clutch lever and swap them right to left since I want long clutch and short brake

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They are different.

Clutch lever is made to pull a cable, brake lever is made to push a button/cylinder.

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not the whole lever, just the blade part. the part the red adjuster is mounted to



It looks like the actual lever blades are universal and interchangeable but I'm looking for conformation


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Edfd is right. Even that part is different.

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How are they different? it's perfectly symetrical, exact same markings on the to as the bottom like it was meant to go on either right or left, where's LDH when you need him?


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They are different.

Clutch lever is made to pull a cable, brake lever is made to push a button/cylinder.
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How are they different?
See above. The clutch lever has a cable pull built into it, the brake lever does not, and actually sticks out farther where it pushes on the m/c piston, if I recall correctly.

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all of the cable actuation and M/C push rod actuation is accomplished by the billett piece that bolts to the perch, the lever blade then bolts to the bike specific actuator block


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This is the piece in question



not the bike specific adaptor



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I don't know about the levers but sweet emblem next to it. Go fins!

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Yeah. I wasn't to keen on what the guy said who hit him. Went low because he was afraid of getting fined. An injury like that can end a career. Sorry to derail your thread.

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Don't know if this helps any, but this is off of my 599, probably a similar setup:

There are differences in where they attach to the perch.

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I understand how they mount to the perch,I understand the differences between a hydraulic actuated master cylinder and a cable actuated clutch, the part that mounts to the perch isn't even part of this question, I'm questioning the part that mounts to the part that mounts to the perch, the lever, the blade, the part you wrap your fingers around.
This part

It is removeable, it is symectrical, lazer etched exactly the same on the top as it it is on the bottom implying it was meant to be used on either side once attached to the motorcycle specific adaptor that is bolted to the master cylinder or the clutch perch.


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do you have crg levers now on both? or just one?

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Just one, the RC51 master cylinder i HAVE has one of the standard "long" lever blades on it and I want the brake to be short and the clutch to be long so I want to order a short clutch lever and swap the short for the long and the long for the short.


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Haha, don't get frustrated Dan. I understand what you're asking. I have the same levers but don't have access to my bike right now. If you don't get confirmation before the end of the day I'll try and take the blades off and see if they're interchangable side to side.

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I understand how they mount to the perch,I understand the differences between a hydraulic actuated master cylinder and a cable actuated clutch, the part that mounts to the perch isn't even part of this question, I'm questioning the part that mounts to the part that mounts to the perch, the lever, the blade, the part you wrap your fingers around.
This part

It is removeable, it is symectrical, lazer etched exactly the same on the top as it it is on the bottom implying it was meant to be used on either side once attached to the motorcycle specific adaptor that is bolted to the master cylinder or the clutch perch.

Every set of levers I've ever used, whether they were Pazzo's, stock, or crappy ebay knockoffs, were always different for each side. Lazer cuts, etchings, etc. I can't answer specifically for CRG as I've yet to own any of those. Have you tried contacting CRG directly?

Besides, if you have a RC51 m/c setup, but stock perch for clutch side, you need two different model levers anyway. What are the chances they look the same even between those two models? I had the same issue with the Pazzo's on the 919 - GSXR on the brake, 919 on the clutch, and although they looked the same on the top, they did not on the bottom (and they weren't interchangeable).

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Yeah, I fired off an e-mail to CRG last night, waiting for a response. I'm still going with the replaceable blade being a universal and interchangeable or else why go to all the trouble to laser etch both the top and bottom with identical markings? makes too much sense to have a universal (short or long) blade with bike specific adaptors, but time will tell.
On a side note, I didn't realize CRG was in Watsonville, they're only about 25 miles from my front door, go locals


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The official answer from CRG is , yes they're interchangeable, the only one's that aren't the same are their radial line.


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Sweet! Bonus for CRG then - if you ever brake your clutch lever, you could always remove your front brake one to get home!

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Please return the universe to full normal operating mode, nothing left to see here ma'am, move along


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They beat me to it. I just went out to my bike and took some close-up photos to confirm that they're the same on both sides.

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It didn't make any sense for them to be different, just from a manufacturing and inventory standpoint.
So I ordered a shorty clutch lever from Dennis Kirk and when it gets here I'll swap the short for the long and the long for the short and all will be well.


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Also, once the anodized finish fades on one side, just flip them around (and over) and cook the other side for the same time!

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I have a couple parts on my dirt bike that have crap anodizing (others parts still look great). The anodizing on the CRGs has held up great - I've had mine for about 5 years and they still look the same as when I bought them. Stay away from the Chinese knock-offs!

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