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Reduced Reach Clutch Lever Recomendation

Anyone have a good experience with a reduced reach/pull clutch lever on the Hyd. Clutch of a 2015+ RoadGlide? My wife is a tall lady 6' 0" but still has a hard time reaching/getting a good pull on the stock clutch lever?

We just tried HogLeveradge
https://www.hogleverage.com/ and to be honest for the price of $150 for one lever it has to be the worst solution ever! She made me remove it after her first test ride! I drove it and... Yea! It sucks! If you adjust it down closer to the grip to get a closer reach it removes ALL of the friction zone. The bike jumps and starts moving with just a slight release of less than 1/8" inch or less! I almost dumped it...

To add salt to a wound I had her call Hog Leverage and ask for return/refund instructions and the guy gave her a hard time not wanting to return it. If your considering one, Don't!

Anyone know of other options?
Thinking of maybe buying another stock lever off ebay and trying to bend it. I once had one on a dirt bike with an interesting curve on the end after a crash! Actually loved it! lol


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i don't have a 2015, but this is not the experience that i had at all on my 2013. the friction zone should not change at all, only where in the clutch travel that the friction point starts/stops.

what setting did you have yours at? there are 6 different settings. i have mine on 3 and it's about perfect for me.

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I have had good luck with the oberon clutch lever. Mine works well on 3.


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Mine is great, one of my best purchases. The friction zone is now closer and not at the very end. I love it.
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Lot of options for the 2015 in adjustable levers and lower prices. The 2017 and up had a cyl change so only one company makes them now for the 2017 and up.
Adjustable lever works for many because when adjusted to change engagement point the first bit you pull lever in has no friction at all.


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i don't have a 2015, but this is not the experience that i had at all on my 2013. the friction zone should not change at all, only where in the clutch travel that the friction point starts/stops.

what setting did you have yours at? there are 6 different settings. i have mine on 3 and it's about perfect for me.
She wanted it at the closest position. Not sure what number that is but as soon as you started to release the bike jumps forward.


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well, yeah. that would be #1 (there is a small window that you can see the numbers stamped). 6 is stock. at 1, the lever is 1-1/2 inch away from the grip.

if you still have the lever, try 3. seems to be the sweet spot for many. at that setting, you can still start your bike in gear with the lever pulled in. at 1, i don't think you'll be getting full disengagement at the clutch, ever.
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I have the Oberon Levers (clutch and brake) and I'm very pleased with them, try the 3 setting.
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Don't know about everyone else; but on my Oberon's no matter what position the adjustment knob/cam is in, the inner lever does not move and maintains the same contact with the cylinder piston actuator in all positions.

It disengages the clutch master cylinder the same no matter what adjustment setting the lever is on.

I like mine. They solved a major issue for me. The actual feel of the lever's surface could be a bit smoother, but...
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I have the Oberon lever on my 2018, set on 2. That works for me. About the only thing I do not like about it is the lever length. It is shorter than the stock lever and I can only get 3 fingers on it. Since I got it when I got the bike, that was a significant change from my 2009 with the Cable. I suppose I'll get used to it at some point. It does make a difference with the friction point. As mentioned, it does not move it on the hydraulic side, but the adjust-ability moves it closer. Now my fingers are not as extended at the friction point as they were with the stock lever.

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