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Shorty levers worse for wheelies than stock?

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captainkool4

I just installed crg shorty clutch lever and tried a few wheelies, it feels like its harder than with stock.  Even with the clutch adjusted as far out as it can be, it feels like its harder to pull in and dump the clutch because the clutch is closer to my hand when it's disengaged than the stock clutch was.  And, it feels like the clutch doesn't engage as fully until I pull it deeper than I had to with stock clutch.  Also, I still bang my other knuckles with the clutch when I two finger pull it, something I was hoping a shorty would fix.  

 

What do you guys think?

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stickshift

I tried shorty levers for one ride on the 07 and didn't like them. I've liked them on most other bikes I've owned.

 

The other undesirable mod (in my opinion) for good wheelies is fitting the r6 throttle tube. Standard throttle provides finer control

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norcal616

I have always hated shorties... OEM levers let me use 1 finger to pull the clutch back... I have always thought ppl who prefer shorties prefer use all fingers to engage a "lever"... with OEM- it takes approx the same distance of a "trigger pull on a handgun" for me to engage the clutch...

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r1limited

Shorties are half as light so yes you can loop the bike easier

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Beemer

 I like shorty levers for these reasons:

1. I don't have to extend my fingers nearly as far to reach the lever. The fingers don't get over worked because of extra distance to reach lever. (extra nice when your hands are arthritic) 

2. I adjusted mine so that the clutch engages about a couple millimeters out from the lever when it's pulled in all the way, just shy of touching the knuckles when pulled in enough to disengage the clutch.

3. Quicker shifting, (comparable to a short throw stick in a car). 

4. They don't stick so far out that they're begging to be snapped off if your bike falls over.

5. Personal preference but to me they also look better.

 

Quick note: Many people that race professionally or ride wheelies on a regular basis use them without any complaints but that just goes to show everyone is different and that the shorty lever isn't necessarily a bad type of lever. 

Shorty levers worse for wheelies than stock? It really depends on the individual. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cruizin

I use shorty levers on all my bikes.  Wheelies are for newbs and kids.  I wheelie my dirtbike up over logs across the trail, put most of my efforts into being a faster rider. But hey, to each their own. 

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captainkool4

Imo if you don't wheelie the 07 you're missing out.

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Cruizin
5 minutes ago, captainkool4 said:

Yes it's very mature and grown of you not to have too much fun.  I hope one day I'll be an adult too.  Imo if you don't wheelie the 07 you're missing out.

I went thru the wheelie stage from ages 7 thru 19 years old.  Then I noticed the older racers laughing at me. 

 

What's even more fun on a FZ-07 is trail braking a 35 mph corner at 80 mph. 

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norcal616

wheelies=slow starts or climbing over cars 😜

 

a few inches of "daylight" under the tire=fast starts aka proper wheelie in my book- gotta beat that prius at the light 😈

 

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Liquidmetal

Functionally, I was fine with the stock levers.  Replaced them with semi-shorties for aesthetic reasons more than anything.  I really like the looks of the aftermarket levers and for me their function is on par with the stockers.

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captainkool4

Update: I was wrong.  Wheelies way better.  Not as easy to pop up fast and high but wayyy easier to control them up and ride em out

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Cruizin
6 minutes ago, captainkool4 said:

Update: I was wrong.  Wheelies way better.  Not as easy to pop up fast and high but wayyy easier to control them up and ride em out

What else do you do on your bike? Do you ride on two wheels? Track days? Commute to work and back? 

Shorty levers are perfect for some people, some people hate em. But racers, motocross, trail riders, love em. I Use ASV levers. They cost more but are super adjustable and are damn near unbreakable. https://www.revzilla.com/asv-levers

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captainkool4
10 hours ago, Cruizin said:

What else do you do on your bike? Do you ride on two wheels? Track days? Commute to work and back? 

Shorty levers are perfect for some people, some people hate em. But racers, motocross, trail riders, love em. I Use ASV levers. They cost more but are super adjustable and are damn near unbreakable. https://www.revzilla.com/asv-levers

I commute to work in NYC :/.  Also I get out of the city and explore whenever I can.  No tracks, would love to trail ride but closest ones are 4 hours away and still "illegal" to use.  I'm pretty much a newb so maybe you're spot on with your wheelie ideas lol.  Recently "upgraded" mirror to the rizoma one.  Visibility isn't as good but I can lane split without folding them in.

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Cruizin

Wow, I bet commuting in NYC is a challenge all of its own. Be safe out there, and sorry for my rude comments. I shouldn't post from work.

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r1limited
6 hours ago, Cruizin said:

I bet commuting in NYC is a challenge all of its own

Did you read the October AMA article on what they are doing to motorcyclists and profile road stops?

 

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shinyribs

38 years old and still love wheelies, both on the street and in the dirt. 

 

I'm a child and I know it ... and I'm cool with that! 

 

I notice myself starting to dislike real loud exhausts, flashy paint jobs and other things that make me feel like I'm getting old, but if I ever stop enjoying wheelies I hope someone puts me out of my misery. 😁

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Slow poke
On 10/16/2018 at 6:54 PM, shinyribs said:

38 years old and still love wheelies, both on the street and in the dirt. 

 

I'm a child and I know it ... and I'm cool with that! 

 

I notice myself starting to dislike real loud exhausts, flashy paint jobs and other things that make me feel like I'm getting old, but if I ever stop enjoying wheelies I hope someone puts me out of my misery. <img src=">

+1 

42  here and thats about all I can do good on a motorcycle.

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