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Cut Brake and Clutch Levers?

Postby sailorcolin » 05:21 pm Aug 24 2013

I just acquired a 94 kdx. The brake and clutch levers are cut short and I was wondering why people do this? I seems like you would want more to grab but i may be missing something! attached is a photo from 2 Wheels.

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Re: Cut Brake and Clutch Levers?

Postby diymirage » 07:45 pm Aug 24 2013

that's a 96

1 reason people might like to cut down levers (or buy shorty levers) is so they can use 2 fingers instead of the whole hand
a second reason (this one applies to me) is if you are running bark busters, cutting the levers keeps them from interfering with the bark busters
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Re: Cut Brake and Clutch Levers?

Postby Roadhazardguy » 10:25 pm Aug 24 2013

#3 Reason: If the bike falls over and snaps off the end of the lever the owner might just grind off the end and keep using the broken lever. I may have done this a few times...
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Re: Cut Brake and Clutch Levers?

Postby scheckaet » 09:58 am Aug 26 2013

Roadhazardguy wrote: I may have done this a few times...

Bahhh!
Guilty as charged too :busted:
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Re: Cut Brake and Clutch Levers?

Postby KarlP » 01:09 pm Aug 26 2013

The reason I always mine a little shorter is to stop them from interfering with the barkbusters and because the ball on the end tends to catch vines. If you aren't going to run barkbusters your levers ought to have those balls to protect your fellow riders and yourself.
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