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Offline RRickyA

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Fitting Aftermarket Levers
on: January 08, 2021, 12:12:48 PM
I'm thinking of swapping my OEM levers. Having read some of the posts there are common concerns about changes affecting the quickshifter or microswitch for the cruise control. I am assuming that if if you buy a quality brand (Gilles/Evotech etc - I'm not looking for brand recommendations) that there are no issues in the goods supplied, so my question is more about what should I be careful about when doing it - in other words if I RTFM (read the ... manual) it should all go ok, or is there anything to look out for?

This is probbaly paranoia - I put HP levers on a bike years ago..just can't remember what I did but that all worked out fine..

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Ricky

Last Edit: January 08, 2021, 12:13:05 PM by RRickyA

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Re: Fitting Aftermarket Levers
Reply #1 on: January 08, 2021, 12:35:11 PM
I know you are not interested in the make of lever but you can watch this video and see the fitting and the concern of the micro switches and how it is done


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Re: Fitting Aftermarket Levers
Reply #2 on: January 08, 2021, 01:35:07 PM
Thanks Mad Ad - exactly what I was looking to understand - cheers!

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Re: Fitting Aftermarket Levers
Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 03:36:20 PM
Yep, levers are generally not the issue, it's damaging the micro switch when fitting.

Might be worth holding back the oem clutch lever and taking a pic of the micro switches, another pic when OEM levers are off and a third when new levers are fitted to make sure all is the same.

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Re: Fitting Aftermarket Levers
Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 06:30:13 PM
IF there is an issue and it is not a damaged switch, then 90% of the time it is because the clutch lever arm does not depress the switch lever enough. Easily fixed with a small piece of tubbing placed over the micro arm. DON'T bend the arm!
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Re: Fitting Aftermarket Levers
Reply #5 on: January 09, 2021, 04:52:06 PM
Good idea to check /adjust as needed the free play at the perch after install.