Pazzo Lever Installation

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  1. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight Well-Known Member

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    Pazzo makes a machined aluminum lever, both in short and long versions. Installing these levers is straight forward and takes about 10 minutes, longer for me since I took pics. :wink:

    Items needed to install the levers:
    1 pair Pazzo Racing Levers

    Tools:
    10mm wrench or socket
    Slotted screwdriver

    Drink of choice: for me - Diet Mt. Dew



    First take your Pazzo levers out of the box and make sure you have a clutch and a brake lever. One of each is essential to make your bike go.

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    I did the brake lever first. Use your 10mm wrench to remove the nut from the pivot screw on the underside of the brake lever perch.

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    Next, unscrew the pivot bolt and remove it from the perch.

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    Remove the OEM brake lever

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    Take your new Pazzo lever and place it in the perch.

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    Insert pivot screw and tighten

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    Put on the pivot screw nut and tighten. Be careful that you do not over tighten as the lever should move freely.

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    Take a minute or two to gather yourself from such difficult work and have a drink to calm yourself.

    Changing the clutch lever is just as easy with a couple of added steps.

    As with the brake lever, remove the pivot screw nut and pivot screw.

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    Remove the OEM clutch lever.

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    Remove the pushrod and its barrel nut from the old clutch lever and put them in the new lever.

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    Place the clutch lever in the perch, taking care that the puch rod inserts into the master cylinder.

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    Insert pivot screw and tighten.

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    Insert pivot screw nut and tighten taking care not to overtighten as the lever needs to move freely.

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    TADA!!!! You have completed your Pazzo Racing Lever installaion.


    Now go put away your tools, put old levers in the box the new ones were shipped and place in a safe place where you can find them shoud you ever need them later or throw them away, your choice. Take a few drinks of your beverage and admire your handy work. If you took pics, post them in the vfr world photo gallery for all the world to see.
    Go enjoy the rest of your day. Oh and don't forget to test ride and see how those new levers feel. :biggrin:
     
  2. reg71

    reg71 Poser Staff Member

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    those are pretty cool looking. how do you like? were they very expensive?
     
  3. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight Well-Known Member

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    So far they feel pretty good. I only put them on today so I won;t know until later this evening. I got in on the group by from VFRD. Try PMing photomonkey. I think he is on here. He can give you the details :smile: I thought the price was pretty good. As for the feel, I am used to shorty levers from racing mx and Ithink these will be much more comfortable for my style of riding, that is with 1 or 2 fingers on the clutch and brake levers.
     
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    What made you decide on the long versus the short levers? Does anyone have the short levers and have any feedback on them?

    Thanks..
     
  5. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight Well-Known Member

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    Love2ride,

    These are the short levers and I chose them because the long OEM levers made it a bit uncomfortable to rest a finger or two on the brake lever and I also have short fingers (lol). The clutch lever was not so bad but I wanted to be symmetrical with the new levers. Also, On my CR 125 I had shorty levers and found them to provide a better feel than the long levers. After a short ride tonight, I can say the levers will take a little getting used to and for me to find where I like them set. Ihave them on the number 2 setting now. The front brake provides for a more stronger pull. I find that until I am used to it i will have to watch how much pressure I use. The clutch is a littel different as I think I am not pulling it in enough, even though I am nearly to the grip (with only my fingers between the lever and the grip). This may be just the need for me to get used to the new feel or to adjust the setting or a little of both. Overall, I am pleased. The work well, were a breeze to install, and look good as well. 2 Thumbs up for Pazzo Racing levers!!!!
     
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    Thanks for the feedback and the install notes. I will have to invest in a pair.

    Thanks again,

    L2R
     
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    Lever installation

    Don't forget to lubricate the moving parts, especially the pivot bolt and bushing when re-assembling.
     
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    Posting on this old thread to say "thanks!" for the instructions!

    Took me 5 minutes 30 seconds to do the job. Pazzo includes a little packet of Lubriplate grease which should be used on the pivot bolts and moving parts- and it's not a bad idea to use a tiny bit of blue removable Loctite on the 10MM nut when reinstalling. I used the stick type, much better than the liquid.

    I have very large hands but I like these set up close to the grips- hands are much more relaxed this way. Shorties, by the way. Me like.
     
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    Seems like a good Pazzo thread...

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    The adjuster cam
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    Sorry there's no install pictures, I was just so stressed during the 5min install I that I never thought of it. WhiteKnight covered the painstaking process very nicely. :wink:
     
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    I must say I do like that RWB!
     
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    whitewings New Member

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    The pazzo dealer on ebay list the levers for 91' and up. Is there any reason these would NOT fit the 1990?
     
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    Mr Pazzo must be Spazzo; I have them on my '90!
     
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    Stupid question. What does the little numbered lever adjust?
     
  14. julianivfr

    julianivfr New Member

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    They move the lever further away from, or closer to the grip. It quickens and simplifies the OEM process of having to rotate the adjustment dials. Try rotating the factory dials with gloves on in traffic: not fun.

    The numbered lever does this adjustment in half a second.
     
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    Those things look like they'd fit on my '86 anyone know if they will?
     
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    I installed a pair of Pazzo levers this season and I love them. Easy install and they add so much to the bike. Recommended.
     
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    Nice write up White Kight, Now I have to get a pair for my next project. Thanks........
     
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    Thanks for the answer to my question Julianivfr. Any personal preferences between the regular or the shorties? I would think you would be less likely to break a shorty if the bike was dropped.
     
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    How terrible does the diet Mt Dew taste compared to the regular kind?
     
  20. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight Well-Known Member

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    True, shorties are less likely to break in the event of a drop. But if you use a stiffer clutch spring, you might prefer a longer lever. I got the shorties cause when I raced MX I got used to keeping a finger on the clutch lever and shorty levers makes that more comfortable.
     
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