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    Long or Short Levers?

    Wondering what would be a good setup for my 06 CBR600RR? Thinking of getting ASV Levers

    1.) Short Brake & Clutch
    2.) Long Brake & Clutch
    3.) Short Brake & Long Clutch

    I usually use 2 fingers for brake and 2 fingers for shifting gears and 3 fingers on the clutch lever when I'm waiting at a light.

    Any suggestions?
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    You are the only one that can answer that question because everyone will have a different opinion depending on their riding style and preferences. Try bikes with both levers (I'm sure lots of people have them and will let you sit on their bike) because what works for everyone else might not be what works for you.
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    Depends on your age.
    If you're under 40, go with short clutch and long brake, just in case you need a big, fat handful of brake just that one time.
    If you're over 40, go with longs both sides..you'll thank yourself for it.

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    personally, if u ride a lot on the street, in traffic, go with long clutch, shorty brake
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    I have long on both sides.
    Better leverage, half the force needed, Pure physics
    Nice when you are in stop and go traffic.
    And I am also in the over 40 crowd

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    I had short, both sides, more than enough to grab for both clutch and brake.

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    Is the tension for stock levers and after market levers the same after you adjust the after market lever to a comfy setup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    I have long on both sides.
    Better leverage, half the force needed, Pure physics
    Nice when you are in stop and go traffic.
    And I am also in the over 40 crowd

    Me too, and clutch lever in max position to get best pull/throw
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    I went for long clutch and short brake. Never needed more than two fingers on this bike. If it was a case of needing a bit more brake pressure then I'd likely go long there as well. But since I'm sure I could stoppy it with two fingers I don't see the point. And in an emergency the adrenaline cutting in will ensure I have all the strength I need....
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    I had both short on my 749, and I always found the clutch a little off... I'd go long clutch, short brake. Short brake is wayyyy better than long brake I find.

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    Short brake long clutch setup, thanks a bunch guys!!!!
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    I recommend short for both. I don't know anyone who neds more than two fingers unless they are on a mid 80's POS with shit for brakes.

    600RR has more than enough braking power.
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