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Old 07-12-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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Two fingers clutch operation

Has someone done it with the OEM clutch lever? Can the lever be adjusted for proper clutch operation in off-road condition when the clutch heats up more than usual? Or you can recommend some aftermarket lever for the purpose.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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I use the Wunderlich Vario Levers shortened to the minimum; two and half fingers width.

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Old 07-12-2012, 04:31 AM   #3
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Two fingers work fine on mine, sometimes one. Depends on what I'm doing.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:18 AM   #4
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No issues using 2 fingers with mine and they are the OEM levers
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:25 AM   #5
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Stock lever, two fingers, always.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:39 AM   #6
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When riding in rought off road, I use my pinky, ring, and middle finger on the clutch and brake, and then I grab around the grip with my pointer finger for a little extra grip power.

Seems to work pretty good

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Old 07-12-2012, 09:51 AM   #7
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Two Fingers

I just cut mine down. Works great. Wunderlich levers are awesome but $179 per is too high for me.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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I have little hands and can't really manage with 2 fingers. Besides Wunderlich who is it that makes good adjustable levers - starts with a P or an S I think.........
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:56 AM   #9
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They are very nice, but recently they raised the price by ... IIRC ... 50%...

There are a bunch of folks selling knock-offs on eBay, but not sure if any of them are any good.............

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Old 07-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #10
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Thanks to everyone.
I to have small hands so I have difficulties. Grabbing the lever is not much of a problem, but releasing it in a controlled manner in some situations is a bit problematic. Less free play helps but than again I think will be an issue for the clutch when it heats up. I think for me adjustable lever will do the trick, so I'm on a quest for one. Although I prefer Wunderlich, because you can also adjust the length of the lever, but lets see what else is out there.

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When riding in rought off road, I use my pinky, ring, and middle finger on the clutch and brake, and then I grab around the grip with my pointer finger for a little extra grip power.
Interesting workaround, but I think will be also interesting to "reprogram" myself to do that.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:42 AM   #11
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I have little hands and can't really manage with 2 fingers. Besides Wunderlich who is it that makes good adjustable levers - starts with a P or an S I think.........
Pazzo?
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:38 AM   #12
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I got used to use two fingers on the OEM levers, but always wanted to go Vario with the Wunderlich levers. The increased price caught me by surprise.

Problem in Germany is you need something with a certificate, no chance to use the Chinese stuff from ebay.
So I just came across something I haven't seen before (and road legal in Germany)
http://www.bs-motoparts.com/Brems-_u...n&currency=gbp

On offer for 150 Euro a pair, at that rate I will certainly give them a try
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #13
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... Problem in Germany is you need something with a certificate, no chance to use the Chinese stuff from ebay....
I am somewhat embarrassed to say that, Being an American, I am not well versed in this kind of thing ...
What happens in Germany if you are "caught" with an item installed on your motorcycle that does not have a certificate?

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Old 07-16-2012, 02:18 AM   #14
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What happens in Germany if you are "caught" with an item installed on your motorcycle that does not have a certificate?

Thanks!
Well in any case you earn 3 points (collected 18 and say goodbye to your license for at least 1 month)
Plus a fine somewhere between 50 and 100 Euro.
But if you meet the right man of law and order they might even impound your bike (common case for that would be a noisy exhaust)
Clutch/Brake levers are safety critical items, so they might impound the bike or forbid you to ride on.

If you have an approved bolt on, there is the approval number somewhere on the item.
Here an example for the "KBA number"
http://www.powermint.de/images/artic...fb46f49c_5.jpg
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:32 AM   #15
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So this man of law and order is going to spot your illegal levers as you motor past at 200 kph or so?
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