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Got these yesterday, gold with red adjusters. They're the short racing levers, they make a huge difference over the stock levers. I didn't realize how crappy the stock ones actually seem / feel.

Considering the relatively low cost of new levers, I'd highly recommend a set of these!
 

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I had mine installed by the dealer before I even took possession of my bike in March, so I actually never used the bike with the stock levers.. You pay a bit more, but the quality is excellent.

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I've been liking my Pazzo's so far, as well. No matter what, I stay away from that chinese knockoff crap.
 

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i'm not sure if i'm going ASV or Pazzo but these look great -
 

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Pazzo's are the next thing I am ordering. Stoked. F'n A Cotton. F'n A.
 

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No matter what, I stay away from that chinese knockoff crap.
^This.... for the love of god, this.

The internet is littered with horror stories about cheap Chinese knockoff parts and catastrophic failures, and just plain old incorrectness. Even if your Pazzo knockoff lever never fails, it's f*cked up. I guarantee it.

...oh and those fancy wave rotors you got a great deal on off eBay.... um, yeah... good luck with that...

 

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^This.... for the love of god, this.

The internet is littered with horror stories about cheap Chinese knockoff parts and catastrophic failures, and just plain old incorrectness. Even if your Pazzo knockoff lever never fails, it's f*cked up. I guarantee it.

...oh and those fancy wave rotors you got a great deal on off eBay.... um, yeah... good luck with that...

That would suck
 

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I've been liking my Pazzo's so far, as well. No matter what, I stay away from that chinese knockoff crap.
I got the chineese knock offs. They work great...and look exactly like the Pazzo, which i checked out before i bought my mad hornets, for the extra money i didn't think there was any appreciable difference. They feel great and look great. But to each their own... 90% of the stuff you own was made in china and is just sold at a marked up price...look at the iPhone.

Pretty eerie similarity and i bet you can't find a difference...I couldn't
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CRG & ASV - Made in USA (California)
Pazzo - Made in Canada

I would be curious to know how closely you compared prior to buying? Did you physically compare them in person?

Did you click on the link I provided above showing the difference in bend angle, pivot points, and adjustments?

Google "chinese levers lock up" and read the pages and pages of stories from all different moto brands and moto forums... and those stories don't even have anything to do with the incorrectness of the angle/pivot/adjustment.
 

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Lucky, justifying our reasons for not buying Chinese knockoffs won't convince someone not to, especially when they already have. Yeah, they feel the same, but the metals used are of quite a different quality. Reading stories of levers just CRACKING because the pot metal used had voids in it, no thanks.

My rule of thumb, if it helps me go, or stop, it's gotta be quality. I used chinese fairings on my GSX-R, but had FP racing levers and quality pads and rotors.
 

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Meh... I suppose you're right... I shall drop it.

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I was the first to order Mad Hornets, and I have never snapped a cheap lever, even in the 70's when they were all made of pot metal. Also, I am not one to drop my motorcycle. I don't play hockey with it.
 
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