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Gsxr 1000 k7 shorty levers

Hi guys im having abit of trouble finding shorty levers for my k7 gixxer 1000 since its got a hydraulic clutch and not the ordinary cable clutch .....
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FP's or Pazzo!

I have FP's on all my bikes and love them!!!!
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Re: Gsxr 1000 k7 shorty levers

I got a set off ebay and were 45 and they are brilliant. Only thing I would say is that your hands get tired more quickly as there isnt as much leverage, so you really feel the pull.
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I got a set off ebay and were 45 and they are brilliant. Only thing I would say is that your hands get tired more quickly as there isnt as much leverage, so you really feel the pull.
What brand? If they are knock offs read this:

Brakes locking up when riding? New LEVERS? Read here PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!!
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Be sure that the clutch switch works properly after installing the new levers.
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Re: Gsxr 1000 k7 shorty levers

I've read a lot about having issues with aftermarket front brake levers for the 07-08 gsxr 1000.
If you install aftermarket levers, how are you supposed to know if they're working properly or not?
Also, can anyone recommend shorty's that work on the k7 - k8 that doesn't cause the common issue of the front brake locking up randomly?
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I've read a lot about having issues with aftermarket front brake levers for the 07-08 gsxr 1000.
If you install aftermarket levers, how are you supposed to know if they're working properly or not?
Also, can anyone recommend shorty's that work on the k7 - k8 that doesn't cause the common issue of the front brake locking up randomly?
Buy a reputable brand lever, not some cheap eBay shit.

CRG, ASV, FP are the brands I suggest.
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Buy a reputable brand lever, not some cheap eBay shit.

CRG, ASV, FP are the brands I suggest.
I read a post somewhere that said, they had bought top of the line ASV (if I remember correctly) levers and had the front brake lock up on them still. They also said that they have installed numerous parts, so they are sure that they installed them properly.

Any idea's on how to check if your aftermarket brake lever will cause this problem or not?
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I have never heard of any of those brands causing an issue. Can you post a link?
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I have never heard of any of those brands causing an issue. Can you post a link?
In post #8 of Moto Joe's thread theGeek mentions having a problem with ASV levers. But from what I've read on this forum it seems pretty rare with name brand units.

Also worth mentioning - ASV released a bulletin regarding their levers and the Suzuki master cylinder recall. The original ASV brake plunger needs to be installed on the new replacement master.

ASV Technical Bulletin Regarding Suzuki GSX-R Recall | Sport Rider
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^Here's a related link with some rider comments. ASV got on the problem but I can't comment on other manufacturers, particularly the no-name overseas companies.

Here's something from Suzuki on it.
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I've got pazzo's on my k8, no issues here.
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I read a post about the K7/K8 having issues with aftermarket levers, which I need some levers. Someone in the post recommended these https://www.amazon.com/Billet-Alumin...ct_top?ie=UTF8
There is a post on that link, where someone mentions they crashed due to them being unaware of the plunger that comes into contact with the lever. If I purchased these levers and trimmed down the plunger so the lever didn't come into contact with the plunger, until pulled in. Would I be fine doing this, or could problems still arise elsewhere??
I'm trying to find levers that aren't going to break the bank (Under $100 if possible, since OEM is $74 roughly for a pair) I don't like the looks of stock levers, but I prefer safety over good looking levers!

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I read a post about the K7/K8 having issues with aftermarket levers, which I need some levers. Someone in the post recommended these https://www.amazon.com/Billet-Alumin...ct_top?ie=UTF8
There is a post on that link, where someone mentions they crashed due to them being unaware of the plunger that comes into contact with the lever. If I purchased these levers and trimmed down the plunger so the lever didn't come into contact with the plunger, until pulled in. Would I be fine doing this, or could problems still arise elsewhere??
I'm trying to find levers that aren't going to break the bank (Under $100 if possible, since OEM is $74 roughly for a pair) I don't like the looks of stock levers, but I prefer safety over good looking levers!
The FP levers are $134 for the set from Motomummy...

https://www.motomummy.com/levers/fp-...ort-lever-set/
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Re: Gsxr 1000 k7 shorty levers

I have Pazzo on my K6 but mine is a cable operated and no problem what so ever. I also had the Pazzo on my TLR which was hydraulic and NO issues there aswell. So I guess Pazzo are good to go ;-)

What ever you do.......don't bike the Chinese ebay ones. I have had problems.
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I have FP racing on one TLR and Pazzo's on the other. I like em both.
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I ended up purchasing the FP levers off of Motomummy.
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