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Levers fitment problem

Hey guys just bought a set of pazzo levers and they look awesome except for one small issue. The brake lever seems to make contact with the fairing at full turn. Just wondering if any of you ran into this issue. Also I made sure the M/C pin is fitted properry. It's not a super big issue seeing some I won't be driving at full turn and I don't think it hits enough to activate the brakes. Is it possible the clip ons are to far forward?
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Those levers are adjustable. Is there a position where it is closer to the grip and doesn't touch the fairing?

Does the clutch lever touch as well?

It's not likely that the clipon is too far forward, since the OEM clipons are not adjustable and have a locating pin that sets them in the correct position. It is possible that the clipon has been bent. Has the bike ever been dropped on the right hand side?

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That happens with a lot of them, more or less. I've had that happen on 3 bikes I think, but never a lot. Enough engage the brake but just barely. A buddy of mine dropped his CBR600 in the most embarrassing way once because of that though. His apparently touched a lot and he was tip-toeing it trying to make a tight U-turn slowly and when he turned the bars all the way the brakes locked up and he lost his balance lol....as I'm typing this I started laughing cuz I remember it like it was yesterday. It was pretty hilarious when it happened!

But ever since then I've always been extra careful when doing tight maneuvers like that!
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Those levers are adjustable. Is there a position where it is closer to the grip and doesn't touch the fairing?
Yes in the position closet it does not touch but I feel like being adjustable I should be able to use every position.no?
Clutch lever is fine lots of room. Bike has also never been dropped.
Just going to have to live with ithe I guess and keep it in back of my head at slow turns. I don't think it's enough to cause the brakes to come on where I have it set

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That happens with a lot of them, more or less. I've had that happen on 3 bikes I think, but never a lot. Enough engage the brake but just barely. A buddy of mine dropped his CBR600 in the most embarrassing way once because of that though. His apparently touched a lot and he was tip-toeing it trying to make a tight U-turn slowly and when he turned the bars all the way the brakes locked up and he lost his balance lol....as I'm typing this I started laughing cuz I remember it like it was yesterday. It was pretty hilarious when it happened!

But ever since then I've always been extra careful when doing tight maneuvers like that!
Sounds like a bad day for your buddy haha. Thanks glad to hear it's not uncommon. Will just keep in mind a slow speeds.

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Are they oem clip ons? Can you take a pic of the location of how far up the lever is mounted on the clip on in relation to the fork tube? That will not pass tech if you decide to do a track day.

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You might also be able to get the lever to clear, if you rotate the mount on the clip on to a slightly lower position.....
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After some tinkering and adjusting I have it so it only hits on the position furthest from the bar and ever so slightly. I won't be using this position on the adjuster so I will just leave it.
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Your lever looks like it is awfully high. That isn't uncomfortable for you when braking? Like RJ said, try rotating the MC downward.

When I adjust levers, I do it so that when I am in an upright position (i.e. braking) that I can extend my hand straight out and it just touches the top of the lever. Make sense?

This puts the lever in a natural position to use when needed.
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There's a lot of riders who never tweak the ergonomics. I don't understand why.

If someone is willing to spend more for farkles, making them work as well as possible seems like a no brainer.....

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10/4 I'll see if I can angle them down a little more
Thanks for the advise.
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