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Going to do a lever mod i think im going with the AVN lever set. can anyone tell me the advantage of the shortys, iv never riden with the shortys and their the same price as the longer ones.

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well............. they are shorter for one thing.......



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If you ride like most folks, you're keeping your index and middle finger on the brake at all times (to reduce reaction time in an emergency). With a shorty lever, when you squeeze the brake, you're not in danger of crushing your ring finger and pinky, which are still on the trottle. So you can get a lot more travel (hence control) out of a shorty lever, because you can adjust it so the lever comes all the way in.

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I've never bought after market ones but I cut mine in half so only two fingers cover the stock levers, just because I don't like the lever hitting my other knuckles that are still on the handgrip.

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I might be odd but I prefer long levers.

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If you ride like most folks, you're keeping your index and middle finger on the brake at all times .
Most folks are weirdo dummies, then.

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Pfff! What a weirdo! ^^^

I would like to install a nice aftermarket set of shorties next year sometime. In the meantime, my "custom" shorty brake lever (broken off when the PO dropped the bike, then filed off) works just fine. I can be happy with either long or short...and I can see a time when it would be nice to grab a whole fistfull, if needed. My regular old OEM clutch works just fine, too.

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I might be odd but I prefer long levers.
You are odd!!!

But, I too like the long levers and I'm not odd, really....

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Going to do a lever mod i think im going with the AVN lever set. can anyone tell me the advantage of the shortys, iv never riden with the shortys and their the same price as the longer ones.
The lever is less likely to break if the bike somehow winds up on it's side. I have ASV "unbreakable" shorty levers - the lever will actually flex forward if force is applied in that direction. Original clutch lever was bent into a bow by an unattended parking lot tip-over, short lever probably would have escaped damage.

I think there are schools of thought that only one of the two should be a shorty...forget which lever and the logic behind it...

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like the long levers also..like to clutch close to the end using all my fingers..seems easier ...i never rode with and fingers on the leavers

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I've always prefered the stock length "long" levers on street bikes but on the dirtbikes I think the shorts are easier to use.


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I think a bent lever is the least of my concerns if my street bike goes down. Although I can see the reasoning for shorties on off road bikes, they take a lot more of a beating on a regular basis.

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id think cols weather riding with heavy gloves would be a oain in the (v)

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id think cols weather riding with heavy gloves would be a oain in the (v)
Apparently its also hard to type while wearing them.

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Apparently its also hard to type while wearing them.
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where can you find the AVN's?

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My bad, their asv unbreakable levers it must have been really late.

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my best advice is if you are certain you are buying aftermarkets then cut your stock ones down and see if you like it or not. then you'll know for sure which to buy.

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My bad, their asv unbreakable levers it must have been really late.
I was gonna say, isn't AVN the Adult Video Network? I don't recall them making levers, at least not for motorcycles....

I do have the ASV shorty levers....FANTASTIC mod....they have the most adjustability of any lever, they are breakaway, and have a lifetime no questions asked warranty. They feel better, easier to grab and hold on to, as odd as that sounds, it's totally true due to the adjustability. They are one of my favorite mods, and the high as heck $200+ price tag is well worth it. If you have any kind of problem with the stock levers, reach issues, fit problems, adjustabilty, whatever, these ASV levers will fix it. I chose the ASV over the CRG's due to adjustability (ASV=300+ clicks / CRG=5 clicks), Price (About the same), breakawayability (is that a word? lol), and appearance(the ASV is just better lookin to me). If your stock levers feel uncomfortable or awkward at all....get 'em, you won't regret it





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mmmmm what was on my mind !!!!!!!

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post #22 of 22 Old 11-06-2009, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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yes i like them better to i like the radial adjuster better than the little levers ithink ill go out and cut my stockers to make my final decigeeonn

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