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Old 06-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #3961
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Does anyone know if there are any short brake & clutch levers out there for our bikes? i'm looking for 2 finger levers rather than the 3 finger ones that come as standard

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Old 06-11-2013, 11:41 AM   #3962
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Does anyone know if there are any short brake & clutch levers out there for our bikes? i'm looking for 2 finger levers rather than the 3 finger ones that come as standard

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Old 06-11-2013, 11:58 AM   #3963
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:01 PM   #3964
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great thanks for the link, never heard of them before
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #3965
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Does anyone know if there are any short brake & clutch levers out there for our bikes? i'm looking for 2 finger levers rather than the 3 finger ones that come as standard

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Can't we just use any lever for a modern KTM? Should be the same master cylinders on both sides.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #3966
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #3967
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Can't we just use any lever for a modern KTM? Should be the same master cylinders on both sides.
Nope the clutch lever is different to most ktms, its only common with the sxf, the brake is pretty standard though but its nice to have a matching pair. i did ask asv but they said there wasnt sufficient demand/market to put into production
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #3968
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Nope the clutch lever is different to most ktms, its only common with the sxf, the brake is pretty standard though but its nice to have a matching pair. i did ask asv but they said there wasnt sufficient demand/market to put into production
cut down, grind, sand and polish?

I did that with a broken KTM lever years ago and always kept it as a spare.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:11 AM   #3969
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cut down, grind, sand and polish?

I did that with a broken KTM lever years ago and always kept it as a spare.
unfortunately they wont let you ride in competitions in the uk without the ball end in place, I've ordered a pair of those midwest cLevers from the earlier link
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:46 AM   #3970
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unfortunately they wont let you ride in competitions in the uk without the ball end in place, I've ordered a pair of those midwest cLevers from the earlier link
Why? Worried about it penetrating something important?

Those levers look pretty nice. Make sure to give us a review after you try them out.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:08 AM   #3971
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The reason I know about the levers is a lot of the guys I ride with, on KTM's, use them. They rave about the clutch lever specifically and how it has saved them from arm pump on long enduros and D/S rides. I put a Rekluse in my 570 so I ended up not needing the clutch lever, so no first hand experience. These guys are all B/C class riders and swear by the clutch levers.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:37 AM   #3972
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Why? Worried about it penetrating something important?

Those levers look pretty nice. Make sure to give us a review after you try them out.
i think so plus it also means your fingers are less likely to slide off

will do, there's a link on the site to a ktmtalk thread and the reviews are very favourable so i pulled the trigger and ordered a set
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:29 PM   #3973
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From the lever website:

"The ball on the lever end meets AMA safety rule requirements and provides a comfortable grip reference for your fingers; it also helps prevent accidental release while traversing rough terrain at high speed".

so i guess it's the same both sides of the atlantic
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:37 PM   #3974
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From the lever website:

"The ball on the lever end meets AMA safety rule requirements and provides a comfortable grip reference for your fingers; it also helps prevent accidental release while traversing rough terrain at high speed".

so i guess it's the same both sides of the atlantic
Hmmmm.....that is interesting. Never heard of that but then again I have never raced an AMA sanctioned event. I think that is a pretty flaky reasoning. Who uses the ball as a reference point? I know my two fingers are at least 2-3 inches in board of that ball. And how is your hand going to slide off the end of a forward angled lever? I would be more worried about coming off the top, not the side.

I have often cut the lever shorter to keep them from contacting hand guards without any sort of accidental release. Oh well. Like those Midwest levers! May have to try them out after I buy a Cush hub, 70 degree tank, and vstrom. Wish I could find that money tree!
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:47 PM   #3975
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I get along with a 14/45 just fine. I wanted to run a 15T to have less chain wrap, so I bought a 50 for the rear.


14/45 is my sweet spot too on the 570, can chug in 1st right from idle all the way up, I'd rather modulate the clutch *very* occasionally on tough single track than ring out my motor on the highway to get there. I have a 13T and a 48 but haven't bothered swapping since I first bought the bike and was experimenting.

Did you need to do anything to accommodate the 15T or will it fit on a stock setup? I wouldn't mind trying 15/48 for long ADV rides to see if it helps with chain wear since I already have an Ironman 48.







Ignoring Doctor's orders I took the Husa for an epic 25 mile pavement ride yesterday, it felt real good to be back in the saddle and of course I chose to ride the Mighty Husaberg for the first ride after the crash.

During the down time I traded my lowered suspension for identical but stock suspension, spent some time getting the preload just right I am very happy with the new feel.
Soon my precious... 2 months until we can get back in the dirt to really see how it feels.
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