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post #1 of 15 Old 06-21-2008, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Dial on front brake lever

Just wondering what that is? Mine is set on 4 I think, and I'm finding the lever a little stiff for my liking. Is that what the dial is there for, to adjust that?
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yes it is to ajust the hardnes on the leaver, think the higher the number the stiffer it is.. Mine is set on 2..
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It adjusts how far from the bar the lever sits. It moves the lever further away or closer depending of personal preference.

I set mine close to the bar as I use two fingers and cover it most of the time, on my old bike I changed the calipers and lines so I could set the lever close to the bar, but not be able to pull it back into my remaining fingers and run out of brakes. Ideally, all I should have done was set it further out, but that was uncomfortable for me.

Some of the highend aftermarket levers (Brembo etc) have an adjustment that alters the pivot point. That type controls distances vs. pressure ~ hardness & softness.

Standard ones are just lever position.
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I was wondering the same thing on my 07, actually, I think there is a dial on the clutch as well...

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Yeah I don't think it affects stiffness at all. it might, but I know for a fact the main use for it is to bring the brake lever closer to the grip or further away, depending on hand size. I have mine set to 5 because I have small hands. My only complaint is, why couldn't they do this with the clutch as well?

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^ I'm with you! Have small hands or short fingers or whatever ya wana say but yea sux with the clutch
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I never actually played around with the dial, but I wish I had of 2 months ago when I got my bike, I suffered from sever hand fatigue and occasionally got charlie horses in my hand for about a month from clutching (and braking).

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It adjusts the distance of the levers from the bar because we all have different length fingers and different sized hands. 5 is the closest, 1 is the farthest.

The only way to change the 'stiffness' of the brake lever would be to install a larger master cylinder which would mean getting a whole new lever assembly if they even exist.

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Yeah I don't think it affects stiffness at all. it might, but I know for a fact the main use for it is to bring the brake lever closer to the grip or further away, depending on hand size. I have mine set to 5 because I have small hands. My only complaint is, why couldn't they do this with the clutch as well?
they are on the clutch as well.
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do you still live in nj I bought a zx6r recently an was looking for people to ride with hmu if you ever get this post
You bumped a post from 9 years ago looking for someone to ride with?
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dude I've pulled off crazier shit then that though, lol can't hurt
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