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Re: Bike delivered today.
Reply #30 on: December 27, 2020, 05:02:18 PM
The levers are not Chinese.


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Re: Bike delivered today.
Reply #31 on: December 27, 2020, 10:20:18 PM
Pretend instead of Chinese, he said aftermarket...

Seriously, search the forums, this is/was a common issue for people who switched from the OEM levers.

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Re: Bike delivered today.
Reply #32 on: December 27, 2020, 11:12:32 PM
*Originally Posted by zombie [+]
Pretend instead of Chinese, he said aftermarket...

Seriously, search the forums, this is/was a common issue for people who switched from the OEM levers.

He said Wish, not aftermarket.

I've searched forums and online, issues are with damaging when fitting, not with using quality aftermarket levers.

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Re: Bike delivered today.
Reply #33 on: December 28, 2020, 06:42:41 AM
To throw a wrinkle in the conversation, when I bought my bike there were no premium aftermarket levers available, but there were cheap Chinese Pazzo knockoffs.  I bought a set and had zero fitment problems with them.
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Re: Bike delivered today.
Reply #34 on: January 11, 2021, 06:36:19 AM
Most aftermarket levers including the HP version from BMW do not come with the plastic finger that actuates the two micro switches. You have to remove it from the OEM lever and install on your new lever for  actuation. It is plastic, small and can only go one way. And of course you can muck it up with careless installation. Most common failure is not holding the lever back far enough and the actuation finger bends one of the micro switch tabs. There is plenty to go wrong. The safe way to install the clutch lever is to stick your head under there and watch what you're doing. One thread I saw the owner had levers that the Thread pitch in the post for the actuation plastic finger was wrong for the BMW screw. Maybe it was cross threaded but it all went south.
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