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    Shorty Brake Lever
    on: Jul 12, 2022, 05.49 pm
    Jul 12, 2022, 05.49 pm
    Howdy folks!
    Has anyone fitted a shorty front brake lever to thier CT? If so, what make/where from?
    Im guessing one from a VFR1200F would fit....but thats just a guess?
    If anyone has done this, does it make much of a difference?
    i find you dont need a full handful of front on these things even in "panic-mode"!

    cheers

    Throb  :002:

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    Re: Shorty Brake Lever
    Reply #1 on: Jul 13, 2022, 06.16 pm
    Jul 13, 2022, 06.16 pm
    Rarely go near that lever, I find the back brake is perfect to slow the bike and keep it stable and without any diving. And I am so tight that it's cheaper to replace 2 rear pads than 4 front ones! :164:
    Anyway, there has been several posts over the years on stubby levers, so do a search and you should get a few options

    Tom

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    Re: Shorty Brake Lever
    Reply #2 on: Jul 13, 2022, 08.01 pm
    Jul 13, 2022, 08.01 pm
    Yep, will do thanks Tom.

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    Re: Shorty Brake Lever
    Reply #3 on: Aug 29, 2022, 05.48 pm
    Aug 29, 2022, 05.48 pm
    *Originally Posted by thetrecker [+]
    Rarely go near that lever, I find the back brake is perfect to slow the bike and keep it stable and without any diving. And I am so tight that it's cheaper to replace 2 rear pads than 4 front ones! :164:
    Anyway, there has been several posts over the years on stubby levers, so do a search and you should get a few options

    Tom

    Quite agree, but the reason why it's so good is because it's also operating the front brakes at the same time. They're linked.

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    Re: Shorty Brake Lever
    Reply #4 on: Aug 29, 2022, 09.24 pm
    Aug 29, 2022, 09.24 pm
    *Originally Posted by thetrecker [+]
    Rarely go near that lever, I find the back brake is perfect to slow the bike and keep it stable and without any diving. And I am so tight that it's cheaper to replace 2 rear pads than 4 front ones! :164:
    Anyway, there has been several posts over the years on stubby levers, so do a search and you should get a few options

    Tom

    Each to their own but I always load the front before going for the back.
    I only use the back alone (even linked) on the tight slow turns to force me to keep the revs up.


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    Re: Shorty Brake Lever
    Reply #5 on: Aug 29, 2022, 09.46 pm
    Aug 29, 2022, 09.46 pm
    Thanks, I am aware they are linked.
    Any news from the OP if he got the stubby levers and how are they working out?.
    With ref to not pulling the front lever, I fitted Hyperpro fork springs and the 15w oil that came in the kit and I find with the progressive springs, that initial dive is more now than the stock springs, I have twiddled the adjusters but the initial dive is still a little too much for my liking so I stick to the back brake.

    Tom