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I have never messed with levers before but I am going to be installing aftermarket ones. Is there anything I need to look out for? It looks simple but they didn't come with instructions.
 

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I have never messed with levers before but I am going to be installing aftermarket ones. Is there anything I need to look out for? It looks simple but they didn't come with instructions.
It's a really simple job, especially the brake side. Take the old one off, put the new one on.

On the clutch side you'll have to loosen the adjuster nuts to be able to line up the slots where the cable goes through the lever housing and to put some slack in the cable so you can pull the cable sleeve end back out of the lever housing.

Just make a note of the number of threads showing on the screw before you do this and then just adjust that screw back to the same setting after the new lever is installed and your clutch should be in correct adjustment again.

If somehow it isn't just adjust the lever free play as described in the owners manual.
 

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What and where did you get your set? I've been looking for a set of short levers, but all I can find are ones on ebay, and I'm not so confident in those.
 

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I've only see the eBay ones, personally. I had a set but they were for the wrong bike. The quality seemed OK. Once you take off the stockers you'll see they feel pretty cheap too. At least in my opinion.
 

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What and where did you get your set? I've been looking for a set of short levers, but all I can find are ones on ebay, and I'm not so confident in those.

eBay. They're still available. They fit just fine and work great. Had them in 10 days or so.

These are the stubby ones I got:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/121656315296?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&var=420655765253&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

And these are the foldable, extendable ones:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-YAMAHA-YZF-R25-YZF-R3-Folding-Extendable-Brake-Clutch-Levers-CNC-Aluminum-/111677098997
 

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I ordered the same as Fang Shui and the came in around the same as 10 days, I went with the black ones. They will be on tonight.

Thanks Fang for the advice
 

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Need help fang, long story short, installed the levers that you recommended, I fudged around with the adjuster, I counted two threads, but now that I put it back together, when I pull on clutch, go into first, the bike stalls off. (Is it not engaged?) What to do?

At one point it wasn't stalling, in fact the opposite was happening, it was slipping? I think, the bike wouldn't stall in 1, with the clutch released, it would actually sort of roll forward. Sorry. I'm a noob.

Now it stalls off though. Please advise!

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Need help fang, long story short, installed the levers that you recommended, I fudged around with the adjuster, I counted two threads, but now that I put it back together, when I pull on clutch, go into first, the bike stalls off. (Is it not engaged?) What to do?

At one point it wasn't stalling, in fact the opposite was happening, it was slipping? I think, the bike wouldn't stall in 1, with the clutch released, it would actually sort of roll forward. Sorry. I'm a noob.

Now it stalls off though. Please advise!

THanks
Is the side stand down when you do this? When you pull in the clutch with the side stand down the engine will stop. Part of the Ignition Circuit Cutoff System. See page 4-20 in your manual.

Hopefully that's all it is....
 

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Of course it's not down :p

It's def a cable adjustment..
Had to ask. It happens.

I'm not quite sure what the issue would be but maybe it's something to do with the clutch switch that's part of that cut-off system.

Check to make sure the wires are attached to it and that the part of the new lever that contacts it is aligned correctly.

Also make sure the clutch lever free play is adjusted to the specs in the manual on page 7-19.

I do know that at least a couple other members bought the same levers and they worked fine for them. One other long shot possibility is that the levers they sent aren't the correct ones (order filler pulled and packed the wrong ones)?

I'll check mine out tomorrow to see if I find another possible cause.
 

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When I installed mine this past Saturday the bike would start, I'd put it in first, give it some throttle and nothing. I basically had to adjust the throttle cable all the way in. As there was so much 'slack' in the cable. It moves when giving it throttle now and took it out for a 72 mile trip with no problems.
 

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Huh isnt the clutch slipping a result of not disengaging and transporting no power to the rear wheel? Essentually the opposite of what my situation is.

I took off the clutch lever yesterday and took a gander at it again. Can someone take a pic of their adjusting nut to see how far in or out it is from the afternarket lever?
 

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My clutch side is fine, just a little bit of adjustment needed for proper freeplay. The brake though, it's very wobbly. I got the folding ones, so I understand there will be a little play when moving the lever up and down, but it has about 2cm of play up and down without folding. Not pulling it in to engage the brake, but vertically up and down. I have tried tightening it, but it doesn't make much of a difference. Wondering if anyone else's do this?
 

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and that the part of the new lever that contacts it is aligned correctly.
This. There's a centimeter long button that naturally gets pushed in when you install the lever, and releases when clutching in. You need to make sure when you put the lever on, that it's pushing down on this button. Doing so without aligning this can probably bend/break that little button. I'm 95% sure this is the case because you don't mention the bike jerking forward when it cuts off. It has nothing to do with the clutch.

It's simply the safety cutoff system. It's easy to miss.
 

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