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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2009, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question Old Dog, why don`t you like the wide levers that came with "Dixie"?

Hey Old Dog, I noticed in your sig line that you don`t like the wide levers that came with your new ride. What is it about them that you don`t like?

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Hey Old Dog, I noticed in your sig line that you don`t like the wide levers that came with your new ride. What is it about them that you don`t like?
OHC, I think it is the combo of the wider levers and the bit larger grips, seems like the reach is farther than with the OEMs... Also as easy as both the clutch and the brake are it just seems like I loose some feel in feathering the front brake, may just be that my hands are about normal, and they could be great for someone with very larger hands...
Simply put I just don't like the feel of them, or am not used to them yet...???

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Thanks Old Dog. I`m beginning to realize that fitting a bike to yourself is much the same as finding clothes that fit well.

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You are not alone Old Dog. I hate large grips and wide levers too. I ride most of the time with my first two fingers curled around the top of the brake lever, so the juxtaposition of the grip in the web of my hand to the edge of the lever between the first joints in my fingers is very important. If it feels like I have to "stretch" my hand more than I am used to it would bug the crap out of me.

Getting the ergonomics of your bike adjusted just right can reduce over all fatigue while riding and does add to the overall comfort you feel.

It is always surprising to me how many folks add things to make their bike look cool without considering if they in fact make the bike "fit" them better.
Even just moving the handlebars back or forward an inch can make a significant difference.

Being a slave to fashion can have its downside.


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I put the wide levers on my bike because they remind me of my old Sportster (minus the vibration of course) and because they're chrome and shiny.

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