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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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oberon adjustable levers

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.
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I also have the same. My only problem with them I find it difficult to fit a whole hand grip on them. Have to revert to my motocross days and two finger it


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Just to make sure that I understand, these levers should make it easier for those of us who have arthritis in our fingers, right?
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depends on how your arthritis is affecting your hands. it doesn't really make the effort any less, but it does bring the lever closer to your grip which means you don't have to extend your fingers as far.
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Thinking about getting a set for my wife. I’ve heard they aren’t cheap, but worth every penny.

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well, the edge cut levers from hd are $160 for a set. so yeah, these are a little more expensive, but so far i'm pretty happy with it. i only bought the clutch lever now, probably at some point in the future, i'll get the brake lever as well. but not as much as a hurry for that.

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Just ordered clutch and break today... I have been on the fence for a while but, I am noticing on my clutch hand the lever hits me right at the third finger joint and it bothers me so OK, I pulled the trigger. There went some of my 180 front tire funds but, this I think will be very beneficial for me right now.
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I continue to watch this thread with interest, as the only mods I have focused on with my new RGU relate to fitment, particular to my 5’7” frame. It looks like I can get a pair of levers designed to help out gripping with a smaller hand, that also reduce the travel distance before friction, and spend about half the money I would just to order the adjustable clutch lever. I didn’t want to specify any brands, as there are several out there that improve the reach, but can the problem be solved with this kind of lever?
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