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post #1 of 5 Old 05-09-2019, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Front brake lever

Is it possible to put a different lever on? I may need a smaller one. During the motorcycle class I had difficulty getting four fingers on the lever and kept getting coach to put four fingers on the lever. Well it was hard even the clutch lever the coach moved up because i had trouble getting four fingers on it.

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yes, check out this thread for ideas

https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f12/...ers-15413.html

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First and easiest question, are the levers at the right angle for you? are you having to lift your wrist up/off/over the grips to get the first joint of your fingers on them?

PO of my bike was a small framed person, the shift pedal and hand levers had been angled about an extra ~20 up and worked perfectly for them. I had to adjust them the other way for my very very average height/legs/hands.


With your wrists straight and the handlebar grips in the web between the thumb and pointer finger for each hand, you should be able to get at least the last joint of 3 fingers over the levers and do a 3 finger pull like you are drawing back the string on an archery bow. Don't worry about the pinkie so much, there is a lot of variance in its length compared to the other three and it may or may not reach with the others.

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The coach adjusted the angle of the clutch but not the brake. It was a little easier for the clutch adjusted up but my pinkie was still in the way and they were yelling to get it out of the way. Can the brake lever be adjusted up? I haven't looked at it yet.

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A little loosening of the clamp bolts and BOTH levers can be shifted closer-farther to/from the grips and angled more-and-less-up-and-down.

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