so i've read about the oberon clutch levers on and off for a while, and while i'm pretty much used to how far out the friction zone is on my clutch (i have had this bike for over 4 years
), i've always been bothered by it. this year, i bought a set of heated gloves for the winter, and since they are bulkier than my standard gloves, i really felt that having the friction point closer to the grip would be a lot better.
based on a couple of other threads, i bought the oberon adjustable clutch lever from http://www.hogleverage.com
found their service to be good. kept me well informed, and shipped pretty quickly. even got it a day earlier than expected. if you order black lever with the black knob, you get free shipping.
a quick 5 minute install (only because i had to file down the tips of my snap ring pliers) and the lever is on. took a quick test ride and first impressions are very favorable. the only downside is that even though there are 5 or 6 adjustment positions, you really can only use 2, maybe 3 of them.
the adjustment is easy enough to do that i can see adjusting it in closer when you have a need to do a lot of clutching (slow speed, stop n go traffic, etc.) but then adjust it back out further when you get back to normal ops. i initially rode it on the 3rd adjustment, and i did have some resistance in the clutch/tranny when downshifting to make a u turn. one click out, and was not noticeable anymore, full clutch disengagement.
here's a couple of pics, the first pic shows the new lever laid over in relation to the stock lever without any adjustment made. the 2nd pic is on the 2nd click. one thing to notice is that the blade of the lever is a bit shorter than stock, but i didn't notice it on the quick test ride. if you have large hands, you may notice it more.