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Old 11-21-2012, 10:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My very first mod to my '10 StripleR was to replace the OEM levers with shorty Pazzo racing levers (black w/gold adjusters). Debated going short brake/long clutch, but have never looked back from my shorties. You never use your pinkies anyway, and the Pazzo's fit 3 fingers, but I usually end up using 2. Quick and easy install too. Very nicely made hardware.
Agreed. I thought I would miss the "whole hand" grip but I couldn't have been happier with shorties.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I use a shorty brake lever & a long clutch - http://shop.the2wheels.com/CNC-Adjus...et-Triumph.htm

Control ergos boil down to personal preference, use what feels good to you.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Love my Pazzo shorties. I used to find that I hated riding in the city with my thicker gauntlets, and only wanted to use my super thin little gloves, because it made accurate clutch work difficult, but I find with the new levers it's much easier to work the clutch accurately with the thick gloves on.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I had shorty levers on my previous bike for two years. They made riding more enjoyable since they had an easier pull and were more ergonomic. Even in heavy traffic like NYC and summer time beach traffic I never had an issue.

When I ordered them I thought the same as you did, that I would miss the extra length to get my hand around. But the clutch side was very comfortable for me to get three fingers around. And the brake lever I never needed more than two or three fingers, but could get my whole hand around if I needed to.
Exactly my thoughts!

Yesterday, when riding the 2013 "R" for 150 mls I found it not comfortable for my left hand. Then figured it - it was the long clutch lever.

Go for Triumph's shortie - or if you are rich, a set of Pazzo's.
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I would stay with the longer levers. They give you better brake and clutch control.

Watch Faster and see what Rossi, Max and Nicky use and how many fingers too. Works for them - works for me
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:38 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Once you've gone short, you'll never go back...

I installed a set of ASV's last summer, and it was one of the best mods I've ever done to my bike. Prior to that I always felt like the levers, especially the clutch, were getting in the way. Once I took an advanced rider class and learned about trail braking it was all over. Just make sure you have a good range of adjustment, since that will make a HUGE difference on your level of control/comfort.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:41 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Go for Triumph's shortie - or if you are rich, a set of Pazzo's.
I actually got my Pazzo's off eBay for a very reasonable $160 (incl shipping) for the pair, any color combo you like. Great, honest dealer, just check their rating.

I'm in no way rich
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Exactly my thoughts!

Yesterday, when riding the 2013 "R" for 150 mls I found it not comfortable for my left hand. Then figured it - it was the long clutch lever.

Go for Triumph's shortie - or if you are rich, a set of Pazzo's.
Not sure, but i think Pazzo cost less than Triumph
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:12 AM   #19 (permalink)
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stoner brakes with one finger... just practice with what you're using and get proficient with it.
I use shorties.
For the moment, which levers I use is not the dangerous or limiting factor in my riding.



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Old 11-27-2012, 08:17 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I would stay with the longer levers. They give you better brake and clutch control.

Watch Faster and see what Rossi, Max and Nicky use and how many fingers too. Works for them - works for me
No they don't.
think the concensis is the short levers are preferred.
I've used them on three bikes I've owned. First thing I do to a new ride is switch to the short levers.
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