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Anyone replace their levers? I'm looking for a set that provides better reach. I'm 5'11", but I think I must have smaller hands. Every bike I've owned I've always had to change the setting so the levers are as close to the grips as possible. Just busted my clutch lever and about to install heated grips anyway (which will push my hands further back), so thought I would upgrade the controls.

Any recommendations? And reason why?
 

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I haven't replaced mine yet...

2007-2008 Versys and Ninja 650R:
Clutch lever # 46092-1162 ($10.28). Brake lever # 13236-1337 ($39.18).
2009-2010 Versys, Ninja 650R and ER-6n:
Clutch lever # 46092-0031 ($14.76). Brake lever # 13236-0169 ($45.83).
http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/makes/2-kawasaki/years

Motion Pro (USA) OE style aircraft grade A-360 aluminum levers are available in black. Brake lever is also available in polished aluminum:
http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/14-0303
http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/14-0335
http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/14-0326

Black clutch lever (2007-2010) # 14-0303 for $8.86: http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/Motion-Pro-CLUTCH-LEVER-KAW-BLK-MOTIONPRO-14-0303-p/tr07-1426.htm
Black brake lever (2007-2008) # 14-0335 for $24.74: http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/Motion-Pro-BRAKE-LEVER-KAW-BLK-MP-ZX600K-M-ZX1000C-p/tr07-1545.htm
Polished brake lever (2007-2008) # 14-0326 available for $23.74: http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/Motion-Pro-BRAKE-LEVER-KAW-YAM-POL-MP-KAW-ZX9-98-0-p/tr07-1505.htm
Save $10.00 on order with coupon code 'UY78HJ54'.

Pazzo Racing (Canada) machined billet 6061 T6 aluminum brake (F-14) and clutch (K-750) lever application for VERSYS 2006-2008, is the same for NINJA 650R (ER-6f ER-6n) 2006-2008, ZX-6/ZZR600 1990-2004, ZR750 ZEPHYR 1991-1993, ZX9R 1998-1999, GPZ500S/EX500R NINJA 1990-2009, ER-5 2004-2005, and Z750S (not Z750 model) 2006-2008.
2009-2010 Versys, NINJA 650R and ER-6N have a different brake lever (F-44).
http://www.pazzoracing.com/guide.html

Cycle Control (USA) machined billet 6061 T6 aluminum brake and clutch lever set (2007-2008) for $199.99:
http://www.cyclecontrol.com/index.php?page=products/levers

TITAX (Czech Republic) machined billet aircraft grade aluminum brake and clutch levers (2007-2008).
http://www.titax.com/products/brake-and-clutch-levers
http://www.titax.com/userfiles/file/titax_catalogue_levers_291209_web-2.pdf
TITAX 'Click to Adjust' 2007-2008 brake and clutch lever set for $139.99:
Specify 'S 043' lever set ('L 35' clutch, 'R 17' brake)http://motors.shop.ebay.com/ghmotor-llc/m.html?_nkw=zx6+roll+lever&_sacat=&_trksid=p3911.m270.l1313&_odkw=zx6+lever&_osacat=0&bkBtn=

Ebay China/Hong Kong machined aluminum short/long/extendable adjustable levers.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=versys+short+brake+clutch+lever&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=versys+folding+brake+clutch+lever&_sacat=0
 

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I have Pazzos on my V. I've used them on other bikes, and also have used CRG and AGV. The shorties seem to have a better "dog-leg" bend that helps with the reach.
All have more adjustment than the stock levers.

Just stay away from the cheap ebay knock-offs.
 

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Just stay away from the cheap ebay knock-offs.
why do you say that? I and many people I know have the eBay knock offs on our bikes. I have compared them first hand to a friends Pazzos, and do not see a difference, certanly not $120+ difference.
I highly recomend the Ebay adjustable levers. the only knock I have against them, is if you store your bike outside without a cover they do fade quicker.

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I got some cheap ebay shortys and love them....

IMG_3102 by weljo2001, on Flickr
 

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The cheap levers look good and may work well under normal use, but how do they stack up under panic, emergency braking?. Would they bend?
How much less braking pressure would the short levers give when max pressure is required?.
 

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The cheap levers look good and may work well under normal use, but how do they stack up under panic, emergency braking?. Would they bend?
How much less braking pressure would the short levers give when max pressure is required?.
Riding around Los Angeles you get to test your front brake quite regularly. No issues. i have large hands and when i grab the levers i get 3 fingers on the levers. First time i have ever used short levers didn't think i would like them but would never go back to the longer levers now.
 

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Interesting... I was wondering if I'd like short levers with XXL hands.
Well if you measure your hand around the knuckles palm flat mine are 10 inches which in most gloves are an XL.
 

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why do you say that? I and many people I know have the eBay knock offs on our bikes. I have compared them first hand to a friends Pazzos, and do not see a difference, certanly not $120+ difference.
I highly recomend the Ebay adjustable levers. the only knock I have against them, is if you store your bike outside without a cover they do fade quicker.

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There have been several cases of them not being machined to the exact tolerances, resulting in the brakes not fully releasing. Then they heat up too much and lock up. YMMV.
 

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You won't get levers closer than with ASV but they don't make one for clutch side. I replaced my clutch side perch and love my ASVs.
 

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There have been several cases of them not being machined to the exact tolerances, resulting in the brakes not fully releasing. Then they heat up too much and lock up. YMMV.
a BIG plus one...I know a guy who went down because his brakes didn't release BECAUSE of his cheap Hong Kong levers...He thought he was saving money and being smart...As my mechanic said..(Mom too)..you get what you pay for...:cheers:
 

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when installing anything related to a safety device (such as brakes) don't just assume that everything that bolts on is perfect. always check function to see if any adjustments/modifications are required.

thats the main problem with the cheap (poor quality control) parts.
 

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