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PatrickM 09-13-2012 12:55 AM

Folding/adjustable brake and clutch levers
 
The OEM clutch levers are expensive and having a cheap spare is something I find prudent.

Does anyone know if something like the following will work in the 2013 F800GS?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261085802194

Adjustable Folding Extendable Levers BMW F800GS 2008-2010 F650GS 2008-2010

http://v1.iseekt.com/2011-11/3/17246773/1.jpg
http://v1.iseekt.com/2011-11/3/17246772/1.jpg
http://v1.iseekt.com/2011-11/3/17246771/1.jpg
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JRWooden 09-13-2012 06:07 AM

There are a bunch of guys selling similar levers on eBay...
I notice that in the details it says bulbs are not included ... so be sure you have some lever-bulbs on hand :rofl

Seriously... I asked the same question on another thread sometime back,
but no one would admit to having purchased any of the Chinese-Varios.

I'd ask the vendor if they will fit, I'll bet they will ... just the fitment charts are out of date they don't list anything after 2011

PatrickM 09-13-2012 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRWooden (Post 19584168)
There are a bunch of guys selling similar levers on eBay...
I notice that in the details it says bulbs are not included ... so be sure you have some lever-bulbs on hand :rofl

Seriously... I asked the same question on another thread sometime back,
but no one would admit to having purchased any of the Chinese-Varios.

I'd ask the vendor if they will fit, I'll bet they will ... just the fitment charts are out of date they don't list anything after 2011

Vendor wrote back to me and said ...

"I have check the adjuster, the adapter is not suit the 2013 BMW F800GS.it is just suit the 2008-2010.
Now i give you the adapter picture, you can have a compare , if it ok, we can sent to you , if it not suit your bike, we can cancel the order and full refund to you .
Looking your early reply."

Now, without knowing anything about the different models, is it safe to presume the levers are all the same? If so, I'd be glad to finish the order and give it a go.

2Stamp 09-13-2012 09:39 AM

I'll admit it, I bought the ebay ones and have been using/evaluating them for about 3 months now. :hide

They work for me. I've had a few positive comments on how they look. Only issue I've had, and it's a small one, is the clutch side adjuster could be a bit tighter. It has jumped to the lower setting a couple times. But I keep them on the second lowest anyway so It hasn't been an issue. The lowest setting seems not no entirely disengage the clutch, but that could by an adjustment on the cable too.

JRWooden 09-13-2012 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2Stamp (Post 19585454)
I'll admit it, I bought the ebay ones and have been using/evaluating them for about 3 months now. :hide

They work for me. I've had a few positive comments on how they look. Only issue I've had, and it's a small one, is the clutch side adjuster could be a bit tighter. It has jumped to the lower setting a couple times. But I keep them on the second lowest anyway so It hasn't been an issue. The lowest setting seems not no entirely disengage the clutch, but that could by an adjustment on the cable too.

Thank you for OUTTING yourself :lol3
Now... back in the closet!

2Stamp 09-15-2012 12:24 PM

Hey, you're welcome. :lol3

After all, its just a lever.

PatrickM 09-24-2012 11:10 PM

Yeah, they fit. Definitely a lot cheaper than the BMW replacements and a bit more adjustable. They do fold up rather nicely so in the advent of a hard drop, you're a lot less likely to wreck the lever or perch.

Brake side

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/84763434@N07/8022219566/" title="Untitled by pmrowczynski, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/8022219566_91b13d2a7a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Untitled"></a>

And folded up

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/84763434@N07/8022220097/" title="Untitled by pmrowczynski, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/8022220097_4696ed9d35.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Untitled"></a>

They also extend pretty far out (just pull, no tools required)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/84763434@N07/8022219566/" title="Untitled by pmrowczynski, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/8022219566_91b13d2a7a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Untitled"></a>

Clutch side extended

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/84763434@N07/8022226733/" title="Untitled by pmrowczynski, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8458/8022226733_186f6f585c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Untitled"></a>

And flipped up

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/84763434@N07/8022223535/" title="Untitled by pmrowczynski, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8454/8022223535_036c706c56.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Untitled"></a>

So basically for less than the price of one lever, I got a pair of nice "replacements" (relegating the originals to my backup parts bin) which should handle a drop a bit better than the originals.

Ceri JC 09-25-2012 02:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRWooden (Post 19584168)
There are a bunch of guys selling similar levers on eBay...
I notice that in the details it says bulbs are not included ... so be sure you have some lever-bulbs on hand :rofl

Seriously... I asked the same question on another thread sometime back,
but no one would admit to having purchased any of the Chinese-Varios.

I'd ask the vendor if they will fit, I'll bet they will ... just the fitment charts are out of date they don't list anything after 2011

:clap
I did!

I'm British and we don't manufacture anything any more, so buying from China is much more socially acceptable here.

Seriously though, I bought a set of knock Chinese ones that cost 62 delivered for the pair. Build quality is superb on them. The only slight niggling thing is that there isn't a spring (nor any way to attach one) on the brake lever, the way there is on the OE part. The consequence of this is that there is a couple of degrees of 'slack' before the brake engages. Felt really weird to begin with, but within 5 miles of riding felt normal. I don't notice it anymore, even when riding my bike back to back with a stock one. It in no way, shape or form affects "feel" when actually on the brakes or my ability to brake properly.

My bike has hit the deck about 70 times with these babies attached and I have never had a broken lever. I should point out, however, that I also have the biggest OE handguards and I also keep my switchgear loose enough that whilst it won't move during riding, a firm clout on the levers will rotate them around the bars. I just figured the fold up action would add another plane that they can remover in and slightly further decrease the chance of a broken lever. I've stopped carrying spare levers on shorter (weekend) trips, such is my faith in these now.

PatrickM 09-25-2012 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ceri JC (Post 19673594)
The only slight niggling thing is that there isn't a spring (nor any way to attach one) on the brake lever, the way there is on the OE part. The consequence of this is that there is a couple of degrees of 'slack' before the brake engages. Felt really weird to begin with, but within 5 miles of riding felt normal. I don't notice it anymore, even when riding my bike back to back with a stock one. It in no way, shape or form affects "feel" when actually on the brakes or my ability to brake properly.

On the ones I picked up, spring's weren't included, but there was a properly sized hole drilled out on the brake lever that I was able to reuse the existing spring. Yeah, I noticed the wiggle myself and it's very slight (then I got annoyed and went looking for the spring and fought the brass insert for 5 minutes).

JRWooden 10-29-2012 07:02 AM

On a related note:

I've not seen one yet, but apparently the new 2013 F700GS/F800GS have a dust boot and cable adjuster on the clutch lever ... not sure if the lever its self is any different or if all the changes are in the perch ...
Just kinda thinking out loud here ... I like not having to break out a pair of wrenches when I want to diddle the clutch freeplay... I'm sure BMW would want mucho bucks for a 2013 perch...
Just kinda mumbling here ... where's my coffee :lol3

PatrickM 10-30-2012 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRWooden (Post 19922722)
On a related note:

I've not seen one yet, but apparently the new 2013 F700GS/F800GS have a dust boot and cable adjuster on the clutch lever ... not sure if the lever its self is any different or if all the changes are in the perch ...
Just kinda thinking out loud here ... I like not having to break out a pair of wrenches when I want to diddle the clutch freeplay... I'm sure BMW would want mucho bucks for a 2013 perch...
Just kinda mumbling here ... where's my coffee :lol3

Check out the color of that bike! Isn't that Kalamatta color awesome?!? I mean, it's new for 2013 but hey, no other bike comes close... ;)

lunaticTR 01-02-2013 11:12 AM

Searching the forum works!
 
Now I don't have to put my tail between my hind legs and ask if anyone used one like these. I paid about 75€ ones for the clutch lever and I don't wanna do it again. However, may I ask which one would be better? Bike is 2008 f658gs which sould not make a difference, right?

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...650gs&_sacat=0

My link does not include the OP's link but you can consider it as well

Ratchdaddy 03-09-2013 12:09 PM

Spare Levers
 
I'm glad somebody else opened this can of worms first. I just wanted some spare levers for my upcoming Death Valley ride and I could believe how much the OEM parts, and aftermarket ones were. As someone else stated, they are just freaking levers. I don't even care about the folding or adjustable part, I just want spares. I went to ebay and saw the Chinese ones and was skeptical but for 30 bucks, I will give them a whirl.

How long did it take you to get them?

Mtl_Biker 03-09-2013 12:22 PM

I ordered and received Pazzo adjustable and folding levers for my 2013 F800GS, but only received my bike late last night. I'm at work now, but tomorrow and Monday I'll be starting to install all my goodies.

I haven't actually held the new levers up next to my bike yet (will do that tonight) but by memory and looks I would say that they don't fit. But before ordering them I asked the service manager at my dealership and he checked and reported that the BMW part numbers are the SAME for the levers on the 2013 model as prior models. So they SHOULD fit, but it appears there is a new cover/cap/plastic piece on the 2013 model which covers the pivot point of the levers and this might prevent the Pazzos from fitting. The lever itself might be the same, but the cover could be the problem.

In any case, I'll be able to report with certainty later tonight or early tomorrow.

I've got all week to install stuff because thanks to our snow tire law here in Quebec, I can't actually ride the bike until the 16th. SIGH. Gonna be a LONG week, that's for sure.

Cheers!

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRWooden (Post 19584168)
There are a bunch of guys selling similar levers on eBay...
I notice that in the details it says bulbs are not included ... so be sure you have some lever-bulbs on hand :rofl

Seriously... I asked the same question on another thread sometime back,
but no one would admit to having purchased any of the Chinese-Varios.

I'd ask the vendor if they will fit, I'll bet they will ... just the fitment charts are out of date they don't list anything after 2011


PatrickM 03-10-2013 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ratchdaddy (Post 20905580)
I'm glad somebody else opened this can of worms first. I just wanted some spare levers for my upcoming Death Valley ride and I could believe how much the OEM parts, and aftermarket ones were. As someone else stated, they are just freaking levers. I don't even care about the folding or adjustable part, I just want spares. I went to ebay and saw the Chinese ones and was skeptical but for 30 bucks, I will give them a whirl.

How long did it take you to get them?

Hard to tell, so I had to go through my eBay auction history:

9/12 was when I won it, and 9/24 was when I posted the pictures, so we're talking within 2 weeks.


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