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Thought I would post some pictures of my new levers. I perched them of EBay, and have to say they look very well made. Ten minutes to complete, has made a huge difference on the clutch side.



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I've fitted a similar set. As you say, a huge difference to the clutch. I can reach the lever easily now without having to move my whole hand.
 

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Appsolutly! Can't understand how they don't think you might need to adjust the clutch side.
 

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Do you happen to have a link? Thanks


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Short Clutch Brake Levers For Ducati Monster 821 2014-2016/ Scrambler 2015-2016 | eBay

Make sure and write what colors you want in a message to the seller. Seriously, these things are an unbelievable deal. They feel well made, the colors look great, and they're a solid improvement over stock. Just a heads up, they are shorter than the original levers, but it makes shifting/breaking with two fingers MUCH easier (which is why I got them in the first place). Install takes like 10 mins.
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I also fitted these levers alongside with some eBay proguard. I thought is was made out of aluminum, the whole thing, but the protection itself it's made out of plastic... Is that bad? Was thinking of installing rizoma, but this was to cheap to not try it out first.

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Just found a new one with all cnc aluminum for the same price. Ordered..!
 

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These levers look great and definitely enhance the feel as you can dial them in for hand size etc. They certainly appear to be well made and look the part. I like the shorty ones in particular.

However, and it's really important you purchase these with full knowledge. You largely get what you pay for and there is a good reason why companies like Pazzo, CRG and Rizoma and even OEM charge premium prices for their kit which is way more than the stuff found on eBay for $25. In a nutshell, materials, workmanship and testing. Aesthetics aside, they are subjected to rigorous testing to destruction. The ones made in China are not.

These cheap levers CNC milled, billet or other words used to describe them are effectively made of cheese and in a crash will snap off anywhere they like, often right at pivot point leaving you nothing at all to get you home. This is despite having notched sections supposedly to weaken the lever at desired break-off points meaning you should only lose the end of the lever.

I bought a set of these as did many of my friends and the eBay retailer was local so I went to see them. Turns out it was someone I knew as well which was a bonus so I got a bit of a discount. He also told me he buys them in China for something like $3 each and has kits to make them fit any bike. Immensely popular on eBay and an appealing market for those wishing to personalise their bike.

On the plus side if you do break one you can replace them for $25 rather than $200.00. This is great on the track but on the road this may also mean you have to ride home without your clutch or possibly your front brake which is harder than it sounds. I know this from personal experience when my wife dropped her bike and lost the front brake entirely when it snapped off. We were close to home so I rode it back for her, and walked back to bring her back on my bike. This would have been a recovery if we'd been far from home where it didn't need to be. Her bike was perfectly rideable after a low-speed tumble except the brake lever snapped off at the pivot.

I've seen this a few times with friends bikes. A good quality lever will usually bend, or snap at a pre-determined spot and usually leave you with something to get home with.

Doesn't mean you shouldn't buy them, but do so with eyes wide open, carry spares if a long way from home etc etc.

I'm not knocking these levers, I understand the market and I hope this post is helpful to potential buyers. I won't be buying the cheap stuff again. I would like to get some trick levers though so I'll save up for some good ones :)
 

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I'm not planning to drop my bike :afro-33:
Jokes aside, I fully understand what you mean, but when it's that cheap, you can always buy two or more sets and have a backup with you. It's also a lot cheaper:p
 

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Funny but I see a lot of people using these thinking that they are designed to protect your levers. Good luck with that. :) They are hand guards designed to keep stuff off your hands when riding off-road and prevent activation of your front brake when you ride through brush etc :)

Also Clash guards as seen in superbike and usually secured at one end only are to prevent activation of your front brake when you clash fairings with someone on the track such as through a chicane and offer zero protection to levers.
 

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Huh?

So that's why you see them on every Dakar bike?
So that's why everyone riding desert fits them?

These are simple roost guards, which will just protect your hands and the accidental touch of the brake lever:




These are handguards that actually protect the levers; a solid aluminium bar attached to the bar ends and the bars, how clear can it be?



How do I know? Well, I started riding offroad and the occasional rally about a decade ago, and dropped my bike a LOT. The day before I installed decent handguards, like the one in the lower picture, was the last day I broke or bent a lever, ever. In ten years. They are sort of a must have for RTW travellers as well (cheap insurance).

I've never seen flip-up levers on a rally bike...

I do understand these bar end mounted only clash guards offer less protection, but these wrap arounds are really good. And beside, any protection is always better than no protection, right?

Don't be a smart guy, listen to others. :angel:
 

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Haha, I clearly know what these protections do. I have the "proguard" lever protection because I do a lot of urban riding and that includes lane splitting and what not. Now I only talks about me, I was also honest when I said that I didn't have any plans of dropping my bike. I'm not that kind of a person that lives by the phrase "what if". And if the levers break, I can only replace this with the same kind for cheap.

I'm not a track day person, so using those expensive brands is a bit overkill for me. Higher risk of dropping the bike:p
 

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My OEM clutch lever has a electrical connection of some sort, do these aftermarket levers accommodate that?
 
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