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I finished my first batch of 3/4 length folding brake and clutch levers. These are black with titanium anodize adjusters. These will likely be $119/set when I post them up on the site, but I'll do them for $99 for forum members, so I'll add a coupon code and post it in here when I get some better photos and list them on the site. I'll also make these available with red, blue, and maybe green adjusters.



Shoot me a PM if you're interested before I get them up on the site.

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Hi there, I'm really new to bikes but from what I've read, a set of new levers can really help the 'feel' of the bike. I have a few initial questions:

1. In terms of length, are these shorter than stock? I'm guessing they are but wanted to ask anyways
2. I've read that they are relatively easy to install - I'm no stranger to automotive stuff but completely new to motorcycles. Is this easy to install and do they come with instructions? Or will you be posting a how to video?
3. Are there any other advantages of these over stock? I see they are adjustable, which would be nice.

Thanks in advance!
 

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1. Yes they are shorter than stock, by about a half inch.
2. Very easy to install, remove 1 nut and 1 bolt to install the brake lever, only 1 nut to install the clutch lever. I will post a how-to, but it may take a little while.
3. These levers provide a few advantages over stock or some cheapo alternatives. They are adjustable, so you can position them wherever feels best for you. They are folding, which will help keep them from bending or breaking in some crashes. And they remove some of the free play that stock levers and some cheapo levers have, to provide a better feel to the brakes.

Hi there, I'm really new to bikes but from what I've read, a set of new levers can really help the 'feel' of the bike. I have a few initial questions:

1. In terms of length, are these shorter than stock? I'm guessing they are but wanted to ask anyways
2. I've read that they are relatively easy to install - I'm no stranger to automotive stuff but completely new to motorcycles. Is this easy to install and do they come with instructions? Or will you be posting a how to video?
3. Are there any other advantages of these over stock? I see they are adjustable, which would be nice.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I edited my original post, they are only about 1/2" shorter than stock, not a full inch. Just about the length of the ball on the end shorter.
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These looks very similar to the ones sold by Ride-it on Amazon. Do you work with them or are they a vendor of yours?
 

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Jesse, can you make mirror extenders? I prefer to send my $ to a fellow member than some dude from Eastern Europe on Thievesbay. You can probably make em cheaper too with your equipment.
 

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These looks very similar to the ones sold by Ride-it on Amazon. Do you work with them or are they a vendor of yours?
No, unrelated. I looked at theirs closer and I see the resemblance in the three hole design, but those are not folding levers, and all of their products looks like they're straight off of ebay, chinese levers that they are just selling on Amazon. I will likely change my design slightly on the next run so there is no confusion.
 

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Jesse, can you make mirror extenders? I prefer to send my $ to a fellow member than some dude from Eastern Europe on Thievesbay. You can probably make em cheaper too with your equipment.
My focus is on race parts, with a little bit of overlap, since products like levers and rearset risers can be used on race or street bikes. Unfortunately I'm swamped with projects already and don't have the time to take another one at the moment. But I appreciate the consideration.
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No, unrelated. I looked at theirs closer and I see the resemblance in the three hole design, but those are not folding levers, and all of their products looks like they're straight off of ebay, chinese levers that they are just selling on Amazon. I will likely change my design slightly on the next run so there is no confusion.
Actually the ones I got from them were folders, these ones specifically.
 

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Actually the ones I got from them were folders, these ones specifically. http://www.amazon.com/Extendable-Fo...&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
Yeah, those ones are quite a bit different. There were a couple riders at the races last weekend that had that style and we all agreed the fit is pretty loose compared to mine. They have a lot of free play in the lever before plunger hits the brake piston, and the folding joint is pretty loose which adds more free play. Aside from being designed differently, mine are a bit tighter tolerance on the folding joint so there is no free play, and the plunger has less clearance to the brake piston so there is less free play before the brakes are applied.

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Just got my levers (and other items) today. Thanks, Jesse, real premium feel to these. Haven't installed them yet, but I'll be sure to throw up some pics once I get them on.
 

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Awesome, I'm so glad you like them! I can't wait to see some pics!

Just got my levers (and other items) today. Thanks, Jesse, real premium feel to these. Haven't installed them yet, but I'll be sure to throw up some pics once I get them on.
 
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