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Wanted some shorter levers, found some short adjustable ones from FXCNC on Amazon, I’m trying them out for now, but so far I really like them, there are other super cheap ones, but some of them have issues with the spring-back of the levers, I took mine apart completely to ensure the hinge bolt moves freely inside and doesn’t bind.

So far my only gripe is just the little bit of vertical slop in the handles, but it’s only a tiny bit more than the stock ones... so I’m just being kind of petty.

Other than that, they are a perfect fit, look great and feel good during use on the road.

If you decide to try them, make sure you follow the instructions on the site and send the seller a message with the year and model bike.

FXCNC Racing Short Adjustable Brake Clutch Levers fit for Yamaha YZ80 87-96,TW200 01-16,YZ125 85-88, TT225 86-87,XT225 95-07,TTR250 02-05,YZ250 85-88,TT350 86-87,YZ490 85-90,TT600 85-86,XT600 84-89 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q724P43/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_phIwDb98HZWGG

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Big Blake, you're gonna love 'em!
2-finger controls are da tizz!
 

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+1 on value & function.
I had a pivot bolt vibrate out on a trail ride after a year or so but then again I didn't confirm tightness nor add loctite when new, just installed them and went for it.
So I have no one to blame, could have double checked things considering the low price.
So I like mine too, have similar models on both bikes.
Lowes hardware and others have very thin nylon metric "washers" in a variety of thicknesses, inner and outer diameters that I find good for taking out slop in the pivots of levers & their perches. They stop any rattle and if not overtightened can make lever movement have less friction or stiction. washer2.jpeg
 

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Fred, you beat me to posting the thin nylon washers...they work really well!
I'm very finicky about "touch & feel" of all my controls, especially hand controls.
A motorcycle is a very tactile animal, even T-Dubs & dirt bikes!
 

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Darth, they say the greatest judge of someone's superior intellect is if they agree with you. :D
 
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Hi Fred,

By any chance would you have a link for those washers? I've tried Lowe's and Home Depot's Canadian sites, and it only comes up with ones that are way too thick.
 

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Darth, they say the greatest judge of someone's superior intellect is if they agree with you. :D
Stone, cold fact!
 

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FYI - these look real similar but are tight and have very little play (unless you are more anal than me lol
). Ive had them on over a year and like them. Adjustment works well as well.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-Short-Brake-Clutch-Levers-For-YAMAHA-YZ80-87-96-YZ125-85-88-TW200-01-16/302188208343?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Donzo... you gave me mild buyers remorse... yours look way cooler.

Edit: Until I read the eBay article and realized they are FXCNC levers... same ones as me... lol.
 

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+1 on value & function.
I had a pivot bolt vibrate out on a trail ride after a year or so but then again I didn't confirm tightness nor add loctite when new, just installed them and went for it.
So I have no one to blame, could have double checked things considering the low price.
So I like mine too, have similar models on both bikes.
Lowes hardware and others have very thin nylon metric "washers" in a variety of thicknesses, inner and outer diameters that I find good for taking out slop in the pivots of levers & their perches. They stop any rattle and if not overtightened can make lever movement have less friction or stiction. View attachment 196612
Good lookin our Fred!

You ever put something back together, and breathed a sigh of relief that everything went back together?! That’s me after trying to tighten up my levers...

I think if they get Any worse with the vertical movement, I’ll pick up a pair of Donzo-style levers, then experiment while the FXCNCs are on the workbench.
 

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Hi Fred,

By any chance would you have a link for those washers? I've tried Lowe's and Home Depot's Canadian sites, and it only comes up with ones that are way too thick.
It’s probably more than anyone needs, but I’m still amassing more tools and parts for that when-you-need-it moment.

Found this kit on amazon:

Hilitchi 420-Pcs [9 - Size] White/Black Nylon Insulating Flat Washers Gaskets Spacers Assortment Set - M2 M2.5 M3 M4 M5 M6 M8 M10 M12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079D5RRFH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2w0wDb9QSSYVX
 

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Thank you, sir.

I found a company in Canada that sells PTFE 1/4" washers in .031" and .062" thicknesses, only problem is you need to have a business account with them. Or is 31 thou too thick?
 

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Thank you, sir.

I found a company in Canada that sells PTFE 1/4" washers in .031" and .062" thicknesses, only problem is you need to have a business account with them. Or is 31 thou too thick?
Go to the local hardware store.
 

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B. Blake -
You'll find all kinds of uses for those nylon washers.
 
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I just got a set of these from Amazon. I'll hopefully be installing them, along with my new chain and sprockets, in the next couple of weeks. Good to hear folks dig 'em, and thanks for the recommendation on the silicon washers to help subdue the play.
 
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