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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-31-2019, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Was thinking about going with aftermarket levers. Maybe a little shorter, maybe a little more "high-tech" looking. Any suggestions?
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Bought mine through eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Extendable-...ieRn8Gk7zwrheA . US$47 delivered. Very well made. I normally don't go for straight bing but thought the OEM ones were ugly. Very happy with the quality and took under 30 minutes to fit.
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I’m trying to wait for ASV to make a set but maybe a pair of china levers won’t hurt for that price.
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Iím trying to wait for ASV to make a set but maybe a pair of china levers wonít hurt for that price.
I had a standard lever breaking on a stupid fall from standing still that left me with no usable front brake.
Folding levers (Chinese) any day since then.
I guess I'll go China for the 790 too if the quality is decent.
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I'll cheap out on anything not safety related - sticker kits, rear seat cowls, even bar end mirrors but NEVER on anything that has a chance of failure that can result in a crash. Nothing fluid holding and nothing to do with the bikes controls.

A buddy bought MSV Chinese levers from AliExpress 3 months ago and it ate his clutch cable in under 2 months of riding (brand new Yamaha MT-10) and then there's this from Brian Van at STG:


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Not all the Chinese bits are built the same.
Some are decent, some are ugly, some went directly from the package into the trash.
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Was thinking about going with aftermarket levers. Maybe a little shorter, maybe a little more "high-tech" looking. Any suggestions?
I went with these
https://www.790dukeforum.com/forum/7...ke-levers.html

i like em, interestingly i've found i make the clutch a little longer than the front brake and it's more comfy.
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Thanks for the link, that's interesting.
I bought aftermarket levers and i did notice a looser tolerance but not large enough to worry me.
I was careful to ensure there was enough lube around (and mentioned it in the how to) The ktm levers are a very simple design, i can't think why you'd need a bearing on the angle cam, are people adjusting their lever for each bend!?
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A buddy bought MSV Chinese levers from AliExpress 3 months ago and it ate his clutch cable in under 2 months of riding (brand new Yamaha MT-10) and then there's this from Brian Van at STG:
Problem with those levers could have been the nipple housing depth. Had the same thing with my KLX dirt bike. Clutch cable broke after a few months. Bought new cable, found that when fitting the cable run was not central and was slightly rubbing on the yoke. Fixed by grinding a fraction off the nipple to ensure the nipple sat well down in the cavity and the cable was central.
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