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My brake lever broke, so i was thinking of getting the shorty style on ebay, cause they are cheap, and have good reviews on them. I am new to riding and wondering if the shorties are not good for a beginner and if i should stick to the normal stock levers? Is it harder for a beginner? or is it more of a preference thing?

Heres the ebay ones
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HQ-Brake-Cl...maha|Model:YZF+R1&hash=item20e16e83ed&vxp=mtr
 

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Stunt Rider
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Shipping straight from Hong Kong? Those are legit.
 

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Stunt Rider
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You get what you pay for. Do it!!!
 

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track junkie
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I am new to riding and wondering if the shorties are not good for a beginner and if i should stick to the normal stock levers? Is it harder for a beginner? or is it more of a preference thing?
i would say that your whole bike is not good for a beginner. i don't think the levers are gonna be the deciding factor there.

i like the stock levers; they're cheap, they're abundant and they are a perfect fit. other than that, i'd say it's probably just a preference thing.

but, if you're gonna do this, spend money for a quality part. i'd leave all the crap on ebay alone. most times, you get what you pay for. name brands are what i'd stick with.

check out sportbike track gear's website. send them an email or do a live-chat and tell them what you're looking for. they are great people...


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iRun
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Levers are for teh newbz. I run a lever-less setup now, killin it on the weight reduction department.
 

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iRun
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^^^ New and trendy. Overrated, IMO.
 

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Just a note about the eBay levers... many people get their panties in a bunch regarding the front brake lever because the master cylinder can be slightly compressed with cheap levers, heating the brakes up constantly and causing a lock-up. While it's not common, I guess it has happened.

Simple fix: take a file, or grinding wheel and take away some of the material that touches the master cylinder making sure it is fully extended. I also did this to the tab that controls the brake light switch so that it would come on sooner. I was finding that the light didn't come on until I applied the front brake with more than average force.

TL,DR; Grind the ebay levers down in a couple places for them to be perfect.
 
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