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    Any idea on an ETA for the 2011 Magura clutch levers? Lots of new bikes out here in So Cal.

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    Just ordered the brembo lever, can't wait to get it and try it out...
    Take off's are optional but landing's are mandatory...

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    QUOTE (Leverman @ Jan 13 2011, 08:41 PM)
    Stan, Here are the images you asked for. The levers are not any different than the prototype levers except that I used a laser to etch the text instead of engraving the text with a CNC. Makes a much crisper text.

    We are continuing to assemble and package the levers. I have not seen the final version of the web site yet but that should be ready to go live sometime Monday. Everything else is in place. Check out the site on Monday and let me know what you think. midwestme.com

    No one ever commented on the packaging. I thought it was Clever. Using Ziplock bags is more cost effective than real packaging equipment and materials and you get a handy repository for the parts you remove when swapping the stock lever for the Clever Lever.

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    Would a lever like this be easier to pull compared to changing the bore size? I'm sorry if this question has been asked.

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    QUOTE (Iamracerexx @ Jan 21 2011, 08:55 AM)
    QUOTE (Leverman @ Jan 13 2011, 08:41 PM)
    Stan,  Here are the images you asked for.  The levers are not any different than the prototype levers except that I used a laser to etch the text instead of engraving the text with a CNC.  Makes a much crisper text.

    We are continuing to assemble and package the levers.  I have not seen the final version of the web site yet but that should be ready to go live sometime Monday.  Everything else is in place.  Check out the site on Monday and let me know what you think.  midwestme.com

    No one ever commented on the packaging.  I thought it was Clever.  Using Ziplock bags is more cost effective than real packaging equipment and materials and you get a handy repository for the parts you remove when swapping the stock lever for the Clever Lever.

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    Would a lever like this be easier to pull compared to changing the bore size? I'm sorry if this question has been asked.

    I can't accurately answer your question but I would guess the answer is yes and certianly the pull would be no harder than a bore change. I can say it would certianly be easier to install this lever than to change the bore size.

    A big advantage is that due to that the short length of the lever it allows for a easy 1 finger or 2 finger setup on the clutch.
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    QUOTE (Iamracerexx @ Jan 21 2011, 02:55 PM)

    Would a lever like this be easier to pull compared to changing the bore size? I'm sorry if this question has been asked.

    This lever makes the clutch easyer to pull than any master cylinder swap..... Mine is set up for a True 1 or 2 finger clutch.... It deff works as advertised... thumb.gif
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    QUOTE (KTMMARK @ Jan 21 2011, 08:17 AM)
    QUOTE (Iamracerexx @ Jan 21 2011, 02:55 PM)

    Would a lever like this be easier to pull compared to changing the bore size? I'm sorry if this question has been asked.

    This lever makes the clutch easyer to pull than any master cylinder swap..... Mine is set up for a True 1 or 2 finger clutch.... It deff works as advertised... thumb.gif

    Thanks for the quick reply. I may have to give it a try. After feeling the clutch on Rich Lafferty's Husaberg yesterday, I realized how much easier the pull can be.

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    Steve, The lever just walked through the door!

    The finished product looks great and thanks for the quick shipping!
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    QUOTE (Iamracerexx @ Jan 21 2011, 07:55 AM)
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    Would a lever like this be easier to pull compared to changing the bore size? I'm sorry if this question has been asked.


    The question has not been asked directly but there is a post on page three of this thread that discusses this issue in more detail but I am glad to repeat part of it here...

    The MC bore size change going from (10 to 9mm) would contribute 10% reduction and my lever would be 50% on top of that."

    If you go to the website www.midwestme.com or if you scroll up to page 4 you can see a picture of the force measurements comparing the CLever Lever against stock.

    I just can't believe the manufacturers have left this much room for optimization in the clutch design. But I am glad they did.

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    I installed mine today. Have a question about the return spring from the old lever.

    Does that just get deleted?

    I assume you just use the button head bolt to take up the slack then?

    Just checking before I go out tomorrow
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    That is correct the return spring is unnecessary for either the Brembo or Magura CLever Levers. Have fun riding. I wish I could find a trail nearby without any snow on it.

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