he used a hammer? at that point send em back
I am really just trying to decide on if it would even be worth to put the OEM bearing in the lever but I feel people are so biased on levers that I would never get an honest answer? because in all honesty if you install something on the bike and do it wrong as such happened with this thread it can be deadly or lead to injury. I'm not knocking ASV or CRG or the like. I would just like an honest opinion on what the difference would be? the material? I.E. metal
The differences between Pazzo, CRG, ASV, FP Racing are negligible beyond the price points. When you throw chinese into there, you're looking at a hit or miss batch of levers, as seen by the swarm of people who "have never had a problem, so they're 100% safe."
The material tends to be different, china is cheap for a reason. They like to use what is called "pot metal", look it up, and then look up billet machining. Make your choice from there.
For reference, my first bike had chinese levers when I bought it. They were stiffer, mostly due to a very small (we're talking .001's of an inch) difference from where it needed to be. I replaced those with FP Racing, and have never looked back since. My track back is rocking OEM's, my CBR600F4i is the bike my brother uses. It came with chinese levers, and they have been perfect. All the dimensions checked out spot on, so he's using them without a problem.
For most of us, we just like knowing that we're taking the right precautions, and not putting ourselves in harms way to save a few bucks.
Just for the lulz, found the quote
Well I got the levers the clutch was easy but the brake side doesn't wanna fit unless I beat it with a hammer. And when I do get the pin in. It sticks really really bad. Any thoughts. Very upset. It's grinding the lever down when I put it in the bracket. Wtf. Should go on smooth