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Old 05-03-2013, 12:14 PM   #2401
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It would seem that replacing OE adjustable levers with aftermarket adjustable levers is just an exercise in spending or cosmetics, but...

I got Pazzos for a bike that had non-adjustable levers, because the reach to the clutch made my (small) hands right sore, especially in traffic. The fact that they look good wasn't important. Job done there. I put them on the Buell, strictly out of cosmetics. The OE levers were silver and cheap-looking, so I went with black. On the FJR, what my aim was is to get a lever with more "dogleg" for more leverage (clutch), and slightly shorter reach than the OE levers provide. I think they'll do fine. A side benefit is that the lever is thicker top to bottom, which I find more comfortable; less feeling of cutting into my fingers.

Some folks like the "shorty" levers; I'll have to leave it to them to opine on those. In case you think that big hands would be disadvantaged, this isn't so; in fact you can increase the reach as well, if you have big paws, while gaining the leverage and the beefier lever.

The nice thing about these is that the price of admission is pretty modest. HTH!
I have smaller hands also, being I'm a girl, and this is the one thing so far that I am not a fan of. It just seems that the levers are so hard to pull. Isn't there a set called EZ-pull or something like that?

Also, do these come closer than the original adjustable ones? I have them on the smallest (distance wise) setting and they still seem far.

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #2402
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I have smaller hands also, being I'm a girl, and this is the one thing so far that I am not a fan of. It just seems that the levers are so hard to pull. Isn't there a set called EZ-pull or something like that?

Also, do these come closer than the original adjustable ones? I have them on the smallest (distance wise) setting and they still seem far.
Don't know about EZ-pulls. My guess (haven't had a chance to ride with the new ones yet, just sat on it) is that it's as if you have 1.5-2 more "clicks" closer. I can tell that the leverage is better though. I had read that on the 2006 & 2007 models, you have to be cautious to not get the lever too close, due to the throw not being enough to get full clutch disengagement, so I'll watch that.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #2403
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I have smaller hands also, being I'm a girl, and this is the one thing so far that I am not a fan of. It just seems that the levers are so hard to pull. Isn't there a set called EZ-pull or something like that?

Also, do these come closer than the original adjustable ones? I have them on the smallest (distance wise) setting and they still seem far.

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Yes, they adjust closer than the stock levers but be aware of the condition dmac57 mentioned. Mine is an 05 and I haven't noticed it.

I bought mine in the Galaxy Blue color with black adjusters.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #2404
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Got my seal-mate today, cleaning the seals tomorrow. One silly question...how the heck do I get the dust seals up?
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #2405
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nevermind....job is done
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:46 AM   #2406
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I have smaller hands also, being I'm a girl, and this is the one thing so far that I am not a fan of. It just seems that the levers are so hard to pull. Isn't there a set called EZ-pull or something like that?

Also, do these come closer than the original adjustable ones? I have them on the smallest (distance wise) setting and they still seem far.

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Not sure wut vintage yer FJR is, but there are sum "work arounds" ta make shit mor comfortable for ya.
I have an '07, and even though I have strong manly hands, on long 10-14 hr gnarly rides (With as little slab'in as possible ) my hands get tired.
I put a master clutch cylinder from an '05 on mah bike, (Easier pull, butt longer throw) SS brake 'n clutch lines, and PSR levers.
I've also learned ta use the rear brake mor, so that helps mah brake hand on them long rides.
Sit on yer bike how you normally ride, and make sure the levers are in line with yer arms; you don't want them ta be rotated on the bars too far up or down, and that'll give yer hands the most leverage.

Good luck shawty.

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Old 05-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #2407
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Not sure wut vintage yer FJR is, but there are sum "work arounds" ta make shit mor comfortable for ya.
I have an '07, and even though I have strong manly hands, on long 10-14 hr gnarly rides (With as little slab'in as possible ) my hands get tired.
I put a master clutch cylinder from an '05 on mah bike, (Easier pull, butt longer throw) SS brake 'n clutch lines, and PSR levers.
I've also learned ta use the rear brake mor, so that helps mah brake hand on them long rides.
Sit on yer bike how you normally ride, and make sure the levers are in line with yer arms; you don't want them ta be rotated on the bars too far up or down, and that'll give yer hands the most leverage.

Good luck shawty.

Thanks Banjoboy! I hadn't even thought about the angle of them yet (even though I change them on my previous bikes). LOL...I appreciate the suggestions!

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Old 05-06-2013, 02:00 AM   #2409
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nevermind....job is done
34,000 and leaky seals. Love to hear how you got plastic guards up, cleaned the forks.

I have the sealmate. Thanks
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The rock guards do not need to be removed. Mine had leaked a drop or two on the garage floor a couple of different times and I was concerned as to how much oil I had lost. Measured the old oil when I poured it out and the leaking leg had about one half ounce less than the other leg. The Yamaha shop manager instructed me to put 22.3 ounces of 5w fork oil in each leg.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:27 PM   #2411
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34,000 and leaky seals. Love to hear how you got plastic guards up, cleaned the forks.

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Glad you got it taken care of by yourself today! Well done!
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:31 PM   #2412
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At 55K mine has never leaked and these have been hugging my forks since 13K - http://www.sealsavers.com/ with the rock guards removed.

I also just did a Traxxion upgrade and that included new seals but they were just fine when I shipped them off.

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:53 AM   #2413
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What Size?
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What Size?

I got the slide on short seal savers and our fork diameter is 48mm. They are high enough to go above the fairing edge.

http://www.sealsavers.com/shop/short-sealsavers/
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I got the slide on short seal savers and our fork diameter is 48mm. They are high enough to go above the fairing edge.

http://www.sealsavers.com/shop/short-sealsavers/
thanks RTC, the largest size they indicate are 1 3/4 (inches??) which would be 44.5mm.
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