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Has anyone installed shorty levers? And if so, did u have any issues with clutch engagement? Sorry if this has been posted. I didn't see it with a search.
 

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I have. Installed the MadHornets levers. Brake & clutch

Just a wild guess but, I bet the problem you're having with the clutch side - There is a bushing that may have come out with the stock lever. That needs to go back in. Otherwise your lever play is real sloppy.
 

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I used the bushing, found out the hard way on my gsxr. LOL. Could one of u video your bike going in to gear running? I can't remember what it sounded like before.
 

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No issues with shorty pazzos
 

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I used the bushing, found out the hard way on my gsxr. LOL. Could one of u video your bike going in to gear running? I can't remember what it sounded like before.
I can take a video tomorrow when I ride to work but it's not going to sound too much different than all the youtube videos out there...
 

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I can take a video tomorrow when I ride to work but it's not going to sound too much different than all the youtube videos out there...
I could care less how the engine sounds, I want to hear how it sounds as u put it in gear. Listening for the clunk. My GSXR is much smoother, but the bike is so loud, i have no idea.
 

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Well this bike has a loud clunk going into first. I'll record tomorrow
 

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Yamahas typically have clunky transmissions. Especially when going slow or at a stop. That was one of the first things I noticed when I got the ZX6R I had was how much smoother the transmission was.


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Well this bike has a loud clunk going into first. I'll record tomorrow
please do, i would like to think i didn't trash my transmission. Pretty sure I'm just being paranoid.
 

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I have the cheap ebay cnc shorty levers too, and they are great. :) I've had them on my Aprilia Dorsoduro for 2 years now and I love them. I have seen some expensive levers and I like mine as much or better, and mine only cost $22 shipped. I read that some of the colored ones fade over time, but I got the silver and they still look great!
 

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Well this bike has a loud clunk going into first. I'll record tomorrow
It sounds like you might not be pulling the clutch cable in enough to fully release the clutch. Try adjusting your cable or switching the lever adjusters to a setting that gives you more lever travel.
 

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Cant even hear it on vid. Probably can't hear yours either. Much louder in person.
 

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Unable to hear it but mine clunks into first (always has) and my sv650 did the same. If you're having trouble finding neutral you should adjust your tension and also ensure your clutch free play is setup correctly.

If you're still experiencing issues - an oil change may be in order if it's been awhile.
 

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It sounds like you might not be pulling the clutch cable in enough to fully release the clutch. Try adjusting your cable or switching the lever adjusters to a setting that gives you more lever travel.
I've adjusted it at the motor as well as the lever...it's just always the way it's been. Finds neutral fine...shifts normal. Friction zone is where it should be...

Cant even hear it on vid. Probably can't hear yours either. Much louder in person.
Change of plan, didn't ride in today.

Unable to hear it but mine clunks into first (always has) and my sv650 did the same. If you're having trouble finding neutral you should adjust your tension and also ensure your clutch free play is setup correctly.

If you're still experiencing issues - an oil change may be in order if it's been awhile.
My SV650 clunks into first gear but the Yammi Clunks more...it's done that since day 1.
 

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Maybe put the stock lever back on and see if it does it with that one too? If it does then you know it is not the shorty levers.
 

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I don't find the 09 is that bad when putting into first gear, but I'll have to video my DR650SE clunking into first gear, that's nasty, but normal, lol

And Mad Hornet short levers and they work great, plus a great price, they just took a while to show up from China.
 
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