Clutch lever for short fingers

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  1. duartesss

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  2. brianbrannon

    brianbrannon They'll ride up with wear

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    I have the cheap ones of that style and they move the clutch lever even further away from the grip. I had to grind it down to get the lever closer to the bars.
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    This is my doubt....if this solve the problem or not...

    There are also these ones, but even with all the adjustments I do not know if the end result will be the same: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/328...02&spm=2114.12010615.8148356.1.616f427cs3p1Rl
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    Have you already use the adjuster on the factory lever to bring it as close to the bar as possible? There is a little gear wheel looking think on the inside of the pivot.
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    I have short fingers and those work for me. The other thing I did was to slide the whole clutch master cylinder as far to the center of the bike as possible, it’s probably 6-8mm further from the switchgear now compared to this picture. This allows you to use 2 fingers on the clutch and keep 2 on the grip. The limit is that at some point as you move it inboard the lever will not come back far enough to engage the clutch switch and you won’t be able to start the bike in gear.


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    The Midwest lever sticks out further and required more force than the modified cheap Amazon lever. It's barely long enough to clear the switch, I could only get one finger on it
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    Your picture seems to show the opposite of the set up for short fingers. The lever is adjusted all the way out and the perch is right next to the switches...
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    All true…That was just after I installed the levers and hand guards, guess I should take a new picture of where it is now once I finished dialing it in.


    Another thing that I like is to have my levers rotated way down in the old school motocross style. I like the feeling and it keeps my elbows up, it is even better when standing. On the clutch side it is a piece of cake to rotate the assembly, but on the brake side it has a tab that interlocks with the right hand switchgear that prevents it from rotating. I took the clamp piece off and ground the tab off so I can rotate the brake master cylinder down to where I like it.
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    Here are some pictures of my current setup with the clutch lever moved closer to the center of the bike and away from the switchgear and both clutch and brake lever rotated way down compared to stock or how many people run their levers.


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