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Does anyone have experience with these?

Picture from: http://www.aaa-triple-a.de/product_info.php?products_id=2091
Cant translate German but it is made by MAGURA
http://www.controls.magura.com/english/frameset/frameset.htm

Second thing:
I dont like the look of those original levers, plastic reservior in brake and that original clutchcable routing is bad. I am allready got used to hydraulics.

How about this idea?
Replace both, clutch and brake handles with something like these, and add only samekind slavecylinder to clutch.


How about ABS? Is it possible to change brakehandle?
I dont see any broblem if those new handles contains electric swithes...
 

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(The Magura system uses mineral oil I believe, not conventional 'brake/clutch' fluid)

Use a master cylinder off a bike with OEM hydraulic clutch
(various Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati, etc) and just use an after-market slave cylinder.
With an OEM's master, you can then match up brake & clutch levers using pazzos, or CRG or similar after-market.
(You cannot use the Magura slave with conventional fluid, so can't mix n match that system with OEM master)

Here are a couple of options I found while contemplating this
- have since recognized there is more 'feel' from a cable than hydraulic system.

http://www.pbr.it/prodotti.php?bottone=prodotti&menu=mecdraulic&l=en

http://www.ajpamerica.com/rebuild-kits-and-parts.html

Here'e pics of the Hebo kit on an early Sprint

Good luck with project - be sure to post up a story/picture thread.
 

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Although the clutch isn't particularly heavy I struggle with it sometimes. I suffer from carpal tunnel and the combination of riding position and clutch action are enough to trouble me on bad days. I had the clutch actuator lever lengthened and it worked a treat, but I lost much of the 'feel'. I also considered the hydraulic route but the actuator mod is cheaper and has the same effect. I also fitted ASV levers which look and feel great though I doubt they make any noticeable difference apart from a touch less friction.
 

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Granty,
You probably took the best option by increasing the arm length. I have felt hydraulic clutches that are much harder to actuate than the Sprint. It is relative to the pressure plate springs, and the piston diameters.

If the lengthened arm is not providing the leverage that you need to be comfortable, you could consider DEcossee's suggestions and try to size the components to suit your needs. You would want a smaller MC piston and a larger slave cylinder. However going this route could turn into a science project because you don't get something for nothing with physics. You could end up with a comfortable system, but the travel could be excessive.
 
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