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Old Jun 13th, 2008, 8:48 pm
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Vario Levers

I'd been lusting afer the Vario Levers for some time now.

In a fit of passion and simply because I'm the MAN of the house, and just maybe because Sandar the mag was out of town, I ordered them.

Being a two finger type of rider they just simply work. Well made, you can exend the length to how you like them. The clutch side is adjusted all the way in and the brake so I can three finger it. I cut off my right index finger when I was in my early 30's and a sloppy job was done putting it back on. Shouldn't have gone to a barber.

On the GT, it the angle of the lever changes the actuation to where it's closer to the grip. Been some bitching about the actuation being at the end.

I'm 99% sure these will work on the LT. The switch gear on these bikes look suspiciously identical. Easy to install, one pointer: there are two small springs (at least on the GT) that are on the lever. You have to reuse these springs. Put your hand under the OEM lever when pulling them (they will pick up with an extendable magnet stick if dropped in a crevice. Ahem, well, yep).

No problems with the micro switches and I don't know why I waited so long.

The bike is slightly filthy due to those spitting, summer rains.







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Old Jun 13th, 2008, 9:16 pm
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Those look great Grif...

...funny this reminds of a time several years ago when I mentioned on this forum that I two-finger brake
and clutch and I got dog-piled for not using all my digits. Now it's in vouge!!! Who knew I was a visionary.


BTW...last year I did some unauthorized major cutting of my rt. index and middle finger. For a while after surgeries
and during therapy I was having to brake with the ring and pinky duo. Not as effective as the other duo.
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I've caught hell at MSF classes meself.

Yeppir, I remember your mishap and felt your pain.
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Ditto on the Vario Levers. Had them on my GS for a couple of years now. Like the two finger action
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I'd been lusting afer the Vario Levers for some time now.

In a fit of passion and simply because I'm the MAN of the house, and just maybe because Sandar the mag was out of town, I ordered them.

Being a two finger type of rider they just simply work. Well made, you can exend the length to how you like them. The clutch side is adjusted all the way in and the brake so I can three finger it. I cut off my right index finger when I was in my early 30's and a sloppy job was done putting it back on. Shouldn't have gone to a barber.

On the GT, it the angle of the lever changes the actuation to where it's closer to the grip. Been some bitching about the actuation being at the end.

I'm 99% sure these will work on the LT. The switch gear on these bikes look suspiciously identical. Easy to install, one pointer: there are two small springs (at least on the GT) that are on the lever. You have to reuse these springs. Put your hand under the OEM lever when pulling them (they will pick up with an extendable magnet stick if dropped in a crevice. Ahem, well, yep).

No problems with the micro switches and I don't know why I waited so long.

The bike is slightly filthy due to those spitting, summer rains.







BTW Grif. Make sure you use locktite on the set screw for the lever adjustment. I didn't do this and lost the one screw the first day. It was a bitch finding one similar to the one Wunderliech uses...
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BTW Grif. Make sure you use locktite on the set screw for the lever adjustment. I didn't do this and lost the one screw the first day. It was a bitch finding one similar to the one Wunderliech uses...
Thanks for the heads up, Ted. As you know, the red tastes bestest.
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Thanks for the heads up, Ted. As you know, the red tastes bestest.

I usually eat the BLUE
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Dangit, Grif... wash your bike!!! We need the RAIN!!!!!
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