shorty levers

Anyone ever try these levers?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-aluminum-Pivoting-Motorcycle-2000-2011/dp/B00K4WEU3W/ref=sr_1_67?ie=UTF8&qid=1430493476&sr=8-67&keywords=drz400sm

 

I constantly come across these for sale on amazon and am wondering if it's just too good of a deal.  The same sets seem to be available from a wide range of dealers anywhere from $30+tax and up, most topping out in the $45 shipped range...  I use to have a set of ASV's on an old R6 of mine that i paid upwards of $200 a set for, and they were amazing.  I'm not expecting anything of that quality here but still wonder if picking a set of these up wouldn't be bad for the drz...

Those look very similar to the ZETA levers, which I've had on my bike for several years. I would think they will work just fine.

Mine are "redneck" style I guess... Cut off. And they work fine.

I thought I would hate my cut off stock lever and I bought a replacement stock lever just in case.

Money wasted.

I cut my stock lever to a two finger lever. It is a MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT.

So much better feel and easier to handle.

I never really used my whole hand to pull the clutch.

Cut stock lever all the way.

It says that they are universal clutch fit and "High Glass Quality".I haven't heard of anyone on this board having any experience with them.However there have been several cases of members here having bad luck with Zeta and Pazoma knock-offs purporting to fit a DRZ S or SM.They're probably shipped direct from China.Buyer beware.

 

Now if you just want oem style short 3 finger control levers DRC Hardware manufactures a nice quality set that will directly fit the DRZ stock perches for $8.95 each available from Wheeling Cycle Supply.And they also have the Zeta pivoting type as well.

 

If you're a skilled fabricator you can also cut 1" out of the middle of the lever and weld it back together and then slip a rubber Lever Grip over it for a nice factory appearance.That's how I did it years ago before the DRC short levers became available.

Edited by bumtarder

Thanks guys, good info.  My stock clutch pertch is stripped out so i was thinking of replacing the whole thing with new components.  Maybe i'll just get a new perch and cut the stock levers down.

 

Thanks again!

Thanks guys, good info. My stock clutch pertch is stripped out so i was thinking of replacing the whole thing with new components. Maybe i'll just get a new perch and cut the stock levers down.

Thanks again!

Yup and save 40 bucks or so! No body sees mine cuz of the guards..

I wouldn't advise cutting stock levers unless you're running hand guards. That ball on the end is there for a reason. In my mx racing days I learned this the hard way and stabbed a broken lever into my abdomen going over the bars. If the ball was there it may not have broke the skin. Just saying.

I wouldn't advise cutting stock levers unless you're running hand guards. That ball on the end is there for a reason. In my mx racing days I learned this the hard way and stabbed a broken lever into my abdomen going over the bars. If the ball was there it may not have broke the skin. Just saying.

True...

Just get the pazoma's on fleabay

Now if you just want oem style short 3 finger control levers DRC Hardware manufactures a nice quality set that will directly fit the DRZ stock perches for $8.95 each available from Wheeling Cycle Supply.And they also have the Zeta pivoting type as well.

 

I put these on my bike and they work great.  Can't be beat for the price. 

Do the zetas come with a spot to put a bolt or something for the front brake switch?

Also in the "make your own short levers" club.

I cut mine through the ball though and then hit it with the bench grinder so the end is still rounded

Do the zetas come with a spot to put a bolt or something for the front brake switch?

The Zeta comes with the brake switch attachment. 

The Zeta comes with the brake switch attachment. 

 

The pazomas do and I believe they are clones of the zetas.  Worth clearly mentioning again here the pazomas are 3 finger length, if you try using two fingers you will often pinch.

I too,rock the Pazoma 3-finger pivot levers nowadays.They are well made and priced right and look great.The only caveat,and this goes for the Zeta pivot levers too,is that the pivot bolt should be thread-locked with 242 Loctite before any riding is done.You don't need that stuff falling apart on a ride to suddenly find yourself unable to use the front brake or clutch.

I too,rock the Pazoma 3-finger pivot levers nowadays.They are well made and priced right and look great.The only caveat,and this goes for the Zeta pivot levers too,is that the pivot bolt should be thread-locked with 242 Loctite before any riding is done.You don't need that stuff falling apart on a ride to suddenly find yourself unable to use the front brake or clutch.

Very good point! Said the voice of experience.

It's not like your lever will fall off, it'll just swing away from the bars just out of reach if you lose the flanged retaining nut and return spring. Bad news but rectified with some zip ties, wire or tape in a pinch.

Indeed.

 

Ridiculously cheap for a known, quality set of adjustable levers  :thumbsup:

 

yes Mate....A tried /tested product V's an Unknown....the one's in the first post may be fine....buts what's the deal with ."Vintage"..in the tittle.I wonder..?...They using old aluminium.?.lol

Edited by Craigo

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