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How To: make ur own shorty levers

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Old 05-06-2011, 08:30 PM
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Default How To: make ur own shorty levers

i dont know about you, but im not paying 150 bucks for shorty levers when you can make them out of your factory ones. ive done this on every bike ive owned and it works great. so here we go...
first- take off the lever...
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second- cut the lever to the desired lenght
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third- put the lever in a bench vice and bend the end.
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forth- grind down and round off the end of the lever. you can use a bench vise, or a dremel. i used both...
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fifth- finish up the sanding and rounding of the lever with sand paper. you can use fine paper to make the tip smooth.
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finally- paint them if you want. im going to do these gold before i put them on... then install them and your done!
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:34 PM
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did this to mine but decided to powercoat them black after I shortened them. Nice write up!
 
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:07 AM
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Looks good.



A note to any UK viewers though, if you do this to your levers the bike will fail the MOT - you need a ball ended lever over here to stop you impaling pedestrians.
 
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:38 PM
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finished product...
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:32 PM
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kik *** how to! thanks
 
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:20 AM
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i know what ill be doing this weekend

great write up, thx
 
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:21 PM
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done, it looks a lot better and my pocket looks bigger....lol
 
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:56 PM
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Hell yes! Nice write up. I can cut off the rashed up part on my levers, get em powdercoated and I will be ready to roll
 
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:08 PM
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Exellent idea thanks. Can't say I like them gold but I like cheap shortys
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:01 AM
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cheap, easy, simple... just the way i like it
 

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