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    New Levers
    on: Jul 17, 2022, 02.39 am
    Jul 17, 2022, 02.39 am
    So I bought some levers a while back (I know... they are the cheapie ones) and they have sat there. I had also bought some for my sv650 and had installed them right away. After 2 months of using those I finally felt good adding them to my Z. Put them on today and did a ride with no issues. I like the look and really loved the price. Also, I didn't break my little safety switch when changing them. I did have to tighten some of the little screws on the levers to make them nice and tight, but other than that it is a great fit.




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    Re: New Levers
    Reply #1 on: Aug 03, 2022, 09.53 am
    Aug 03, 2022, 09.53 am
    Really good-looking.  :028:
    I think I will install the foldable model, to (hopefully) avoid the levers to break in case of dropping the bike.
    Anyway, what's the real difference between "cheap" and "expensive" levers? Which quality aspect do you think they are missing?

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    Re: New Levers
    Reply #2 on: Aug 03, 2022, 10.30 am
    Aug 03, 2022, 10.30 am
    The main issue is the anodizing is thin and turns colors fast.
    Also the seldom reported hole tolerance for the brake is not consistent.

    With that said I have run them with the only issue being poor anodizing.
    Last Edit: Aug 03, 2022, 10.36 am by ras

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    Re: New Levers
    Reply #3 on: Aug 20, 2022, 02.16 am
    Aug 20, 2022, 02.16 am
    This is from a vendor, so take it with a grain of salt; however, thereís enough videos like this to make me return the $35 set I just got from Amazon.

    Thereís plenty of offerings in the sub $150 range from CRG, AVS, Vortex, Womet-Tech, etc.  I just picked up a set of foldable and extendable Hotbodies for $130.

    I guess, when I really thought about it, not everything has to be from AliExpress- this is one of those things.


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    Re: New Levers
    Reply #4 on: Aug 20, 2022, 08.15 am
    Aug 20, 2022, 08.15 am
    Yep seen that awhile back and itís why I replaced my Amazon levers out even though I never had an issue it just scared me thinking about what if brake did lock up.  :762:

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    Re: New Levers
    Reply #5 on: Oct 03, 2022, 08.34 pm
    Oct 03, 2022, 08.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by Delvryboy [+]
    This is from a vendor, so take it with a grain of salt; however, thereís enough videos like this to make me return the $35 set I just got from Amazon.

    Thereís plenty of offerings in the sub $150 range from CRG, AVS, Vortex, Womet-Tech, etc.  I just picked up a set of foldable and extendable Hotbodies for $130.

    I guess, when I really thought about it, not everything has to be from AliExpress- this is one of those things.


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    This guy slams everyone's products - except those he sells.  He categorically condemned Chinese paddock stands across several videos.  I then find a video of him SELLING the cheaper brand as a cheaper option than the name brand pricey ones.  I would take anything they say with a HUGE grain of salt.  I use their videos as a learning tool - in this case I learned about that pin.  If my pins are smooth and move freely as needed, then I am good to go.   :084:

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    Re: New Levers
    Reply #6 on: Oct 03, 2022, 11.44 pm
    Oct 03, 2022, 11.44 pm
    Yeah and I think our z design isnít as susceptible to that issue heís referring to on a Yamaha R6 I think it was? Different design. Still gave me an excuse to buy the ASV🤣
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    Re: New Levers
    Reply #7 on: Oct 04, 2022, 04.40 am
    Oct 04, 2022, 04.40 am
    I did the exact same thing recently. The difference in quality is astonishing, really.

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    Re: New Levers
    Reply #8 on: Nov 21, 2022, 03.43 am
    Nov 21, 2022, 03.43 am
    Just as an update - been 4 months riding with the (cheap) levers and they have held up really well. One of my riding buddies had kind of slammed my decision and he had just bought expensive $200+ levers for his bike around the same time. I admit that his felt a little tighter, but not by much. Anyways, he hit a mirror lane splitting and his clutch lever literally snapped about a quarter of the way. Not sure if it was a perfect hit or just bad lever but he can't return under warranty - he's a little pissed. He just ordered two pairs of the cheap ones.

    I'm really happy with my choice and the color still looks as good as the first day. No issues with performance and the levers on both bikes are working great - actually got a compliment from another Z owner last weekend.

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    Re: New Levers
    Reply #9 on: Nov 21, 2022, 02.41 pm
    Nov 21, 2022, 02.41 pm
    Itís been a while but I believe that video of the front brake locking was with a radial master cylinder.

    On a Honda bike I owned I bought a pair of cheapo eBay levers and was amazed at the high quality and precise fit. Iím loathe to buy any Chinese product if I can help it but the price difference was- less than $30 bucks for the eBay levers and $200 bucks for the name brand.
    In any case, the quality of the eBay levers far surpassed that of the Honda oem levers.