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Hi,

Did anyone change their stock brake and clutch levers.

Pics and reports please.

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Kralle
 

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I am considering the same too, to try and stop me flicking the main beam light switch when I clutch-in. I have Pazzo's on my Yamaha which are top notch but I could not find any, so I am interested too.
 

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I am looking at the adjustable clutch & brake Ducabike 821 levers. I plan on ordering these in the near future when I get my bike back from the shop (warranty work on regulator). I'll post up as soon as I can order them and install.
 

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I am looking at the adjustable clutch & brake Ducabike 821 levers. I plan on ordering these in the near future when I get my bike back from the shop (warranty work on regulator). I'll post up as soon as I can order them and install.
I was thinking Ducabikes as well
Anyone has experience?
 

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Ducabike has some great quality levers...they are adjustable so if you want them short or long...I highly recommend them!
 

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I'm also interested in getting some adjustable levers. I found a couple I like and like the OP, I also have questions for those of you who already did this.

I like these from Rizoma: "RRC brake and clutch levers for Ducati models with a hydraulic brake and cable operated clutch" Rizoma RRC Ducati Adjustable Brake & Clutch Lever Set Type 5: LBR503/LCR503

...and these from Ducabike: "This brake and clutch lever set from Ducabike features an adjustable lever span via the five position quick turn dial as well as a folding lever to help save the lever from breaking" Ducabike Ducati Street Levers Set Type 5: LE04

The Rizomas are not folding levers. Trying to decide if I should get folding levers or not. I added some Evotech bar ends - wouldn't the handlebar end hit the ground first in a simple tipover?

Clutch question: Does the adjustable clutch lever require any clutch cable adjustments or does the clutch operate like normal independent of the adjustment on the lever?

Thanks, Paul
 

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I decided to go with Rizoma RRC Levers - here is my "pics and report".

I like the look of the levers, and the adjustability to fit my hands. The clutch lever seems fine, but I'm having issues with the braking feel. Most likely the braking issue is related to the installation and not the levers.

This is the thread I just started on the braking feel: http://www.ducati.org/forums/ducati...nstalled-now-brake-feels-like-off-switch.html
 

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Female here with small hands so I just had my dealer install CRG RC2 standard length clutch and brake levers today. I've got them set on the closest setting. What a world of difference the clutch lever made. I'm so happy and definitely recommend this mod to those with small hands. I have way better reach now from the grips to the levers. I too am noticing more squeeze in on the brake lever before the brake starts braking but from reading here that can be adjusted. And I think these CRG levers look rad.
Side note: I've got ROX 2 inch risers on my 821. I think they may be a tad high and I can't pivot them forward and still tighten the oem nuts on the oem bar bracket. But I'm going to see how I like the rox risers with these new levers before making more changes. I'm strongly considering renthal street low handlebars. Time will tell.
 

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I bought a pair on eBay which are adjustable and cnc machined. They look great and only cost $27. For levers there's no reason to go with expensive brands as the eBay versions are the same but wayyyy cheaper.
 

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I bought a pair on eBay which are adjustable and cnc machined. They look great and only cost $27. For levers there's no reason to go with expensive brands as the eBay versions are the same but wayyyy cheaper.
Are they a perfect fit? Some of the Chinese brands tend to have some shake as they don't fir perfectly. Can you post the link of the one you got? Thanks.
 

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can confirm after reading the form and seeing mrmofo's comment about chinese levers i decided to order some. i like to try the cheep stuff to see how it does. levers are perfect nothing different from the nice ones and paid $20. look identical to the pazzo short levers and feel great.
 

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can confirm after reading the form and seeing mrmofo's comment about chinese levers i decided to order some. i like to try the cheep stuff to see how it does. levers are perfect nothing different from the nice ones and paid $20. look identical to the pazzo short levers and feel great.
Good to hear, so no issues from the front brake? I read a few reviews a while back where the pin or something would stick and lock up the front wheel.
 

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were they talking about an 821? the new breaks use the old pin its just like a rounded out screw that the old pin (greased) is pushed by. i could see other bike levers being iffy but the monster is so basic there is nothing in the lever itself that could mess up. the clicks feel great when adjusting and riding with it today felt great i hadn't noticed how much the clutch lever stuck out. ill try to post in a few months if i think of it but i don't see anything going wrong.
 

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Thanks for the close up, I see what you're saying now. There's not a whole lot to go wrong with that setup. I feel better about trying a set out.
 
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