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post #1 of 13 Old 10-05-2008, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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crg breakage?

Just wondering if anyone have a CRG lever break? Today I went for a ride, stopped at a red light. Left the light shifted to second, not using the lever. Suddenly, I see the lever just fall off the bike and bounce along the ground. It broke right at the pivot point. Pi$$es me off. I've had it on there for almost two years. No problems this far. Before anyone asks, no the bike did not fall over anytime. Any guarentee with CRGs?

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-06-2008, 03:42 AM
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Bet that made for an interesting ride home! I'd call them and see what they can or will do for you.

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I'd definitely call them up. If they don't replace it for free, I think they sell the machined adapter for 10-20 bucks. I've heard of people keeping their CRG levers when they buy a new bike. The just order new lever adapters from CRG. I think the anodized lever piece is the expensive part....

One think I've noticed is my clutch lever has back-play...but I think that's normal.

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Just wondering if anyone have a CRG lever break?
Yes. My bike was knocked over twice, while parked on the mean streets of San Francisco. Both times, the lever itself was fine, but both times the part you are describing broke and i know of at least one other person that this has happened to as well. i replaced it the first time, the second time i just put a stocker back on it.

here's who i talked to at CRG about a replacement:

Mark Kindle
CRG
501 Carson Ln
Watsonville, CA 95076
www.crgmoto.com
[email protected]
Ph 831-763-7811
Fax 831-763-7811

the part costs $35(!) dollars plus a couple of bucks shipping, the part number is probably AN-661, it should be stamped on it.

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Traheelguy lost a race becasue his clutch lever came apart - had to finish the last lap in 3rd ! Yeah, those levers look cool, but, wiht them falling apart, Im not sure if Id use them -

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Up shifting and down shifting without the lever is no problem. It is starting out at a red light that things become tricky.

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I wonder how widespread this problem really is. CRG should evaluate these failures and take appropriate redesign action. Has anyone followed up with CRG?

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I talked to a guy at CRG (Mark). He asked me to take some pics of the breakage and e-mail them to him. He seemed interested. I sent him about 8 pics on Monday. No word back yet.

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post #10 of 13 Old 10-10-2008, 03:59 PM
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Curmudgeon time

That's the problem with billet machining: sometimes a highly loaded section of a piece is machined through an area that may not be structrually sound, such as too near a shear line in a plate or across an undetected crack or stress point. Add to this the flood of less than properly hardened aluminum stock imported from Thor knows where that I have been fighting with recently. It's pretty obvious if you are cranking handles -- the cutter starts acting and sounding differently, and you stop and take a look at everything only to find the material is at fault. With a CNC machine it just completes the part and drops it into a bin.

Even if it breaks when dropped in a parking lot you're still stranded instead of riding it home with a bent lever. I know which I'd prefer!

Rickard, it's up to you to decide if having trick looking parts on your bike is worth the risk of another failure, even if this is an isolated incident. To me, it isn't.

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OK, i heard back from crg. Just for the record, the lever itself never broke, it was the rollor part. It is not covered by them but I can buy a new one for $35. I think it is worth the $$$, notw just for looks but comfort.

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FWIW; No breakage problems reported with Pazzo.


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Maybe not yet, but in time any moving part will wear out. The pazzo looks to be the exact same set up as the CRGs. I should have watch a little closer I guess, just took them for granted. I have had those on mine bike for about 50 000 kms now. Got my $$$$ worth.

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