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post #1 of 115 (permalink) Old 06-10-2017, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Brake and Clutch levers

Finding some 'comfort' issues with the Bobber brake and clutch levers. Especially the brake lever. Looking for options.

Around town or other traffic I normally ride with my two inner fingers (the two fingers nearest the thumb) resting on the brake lever. I'm finding due to the shape of the brake lever that it soon becomes uncomfortable with my inner finger being pushed over by the curve of the lever. As the brake lever mount and throttle assembly are integral there is no way to adjust the lever position laterally for comfort. The five position settings to move the lever closer/away from the hand grip are not relevant.

Checked with the Triumph dealer and no brake lever options shown in the parts book or customising area as yet. Unless somebody has any news from the factory of lever options coming out or knows of a non-genuine lever option then I guess its around to the machine shop to price up some one-offs.
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Finding some 'comfort' issues with the Bobber brake and clutch levers. Especially the brake lever. Looking for options.

Around town or other traffic I normally ride with my two inner fingers (the two fingers nearest the thumb) resting on the brake lever. I'm finding due to the shape of the brake lever that it soon becomes uncomfortable with my inner finger being pushed over by the curve of the lever. As the brake lever mount and throttle assembly are integral there is no way to adjust the lever position laterally for comfort. The five position settings to move the lever closer/away from the hand grip are not relevant.

Checked with the Triumph dealer and no brake lever options shown in the parts book or customising area as yet. Unless somebody has any news from the factory of lever options coming out or knows of a non-genuine lever option then I guess its around to the machine shop to price up some one-offs.
Thanks for the posting this... I had been poking around the triumph parts pages thinking that maybe an accessory set of "Triumph" levers from another model might work- guess not

However the link @Triumph4Life posted seems like a very viable and good looking upgrade - without the dealer pricing.
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Must order some of these, find the oem a bit to Chuck plus they'll match my black h/bars.
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Must order some of these, find the oem a bit to Chucky plus they'll match my black h/bars.
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Seems the only option at the moment. The curved part of the lever do look the same as the OEM part though.
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It occurred to me that my front brake technique might be wrong. So I YouTubed one of the masters who only uses his front brake and never the rear...


Kevin Schwartz mentions that different MotoGP riders use every thing from single finger out to the full four fingers on the front brake lever.

Looking around the Triumph dealer showroom at various bikes showed different brake levers suited to different grip styles. Strange lack of consistency on what is arguably the most important rider to bike interface. Something for Triumph to think about perhaps?
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post #8 of 115 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 03:58 AM
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Teh levers arrived and fitted, very fast delivery, new levers are a lot thinner can get my fingers around them. Easy to fit and look good. Thanks to Triumph4life for your post.
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They look great. You've convinced me to order some myself with those pictures.
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