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Has anyone installed short brake and clutch levers on their TW200? What do you have?
 

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Only info I could find on it....

Old post by Solomoriah



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According to the Thumpertalk.com parts store OEM listing, these are the part numbers for the TW200 levers:



Brake Lever 55Y-83922-00-00 LEVER R





Clutch Lever 4GY-83912-00-00 LEVER L



Boats.net has this handy cross-reference listing for the brake lever:



http://www.boats.net...3922-00-00.html



and this to say about the clutch lever:



http://www.boats.net...3912-00-00.html



I've already found a Moose Racing shorty lever for the clutch side, but for some strange reason they only sell shorties for the clutch, not the brake; dunno about the current units, but the classic DeHandlers were designed for three-finger braking and two-finger clutching, and that's what I'd like to find (if possible).



Apparently, the brake lever was a standard part used throughout the off-road Yamaha lineup in the '80s, but now is only found on the TW, XT, and TTR lines... which, evidently, aren't interesting to Sunline. They did make a brake lever for the YZ series that would be compatible, but likely they last made them circa 1990 or so. To get one, I'll have to find a NOS, probably on eBay.



The clutch is much easier; as mentioned by xracer, the current YZ85 still uses this lever, so aftermarket vendors (Sunline, Moose, etc.) still make and/or sell them."





Then Fourcycle had this to add

Longer lever = more mechanical advantage. I need all the brake I can get on the TW and would not opt for a shorter lever.
 

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Even though several will fit in the perches, typically most of the shorty levers listed for the YZ's and other dirt-only models lack the center blade which operate the brake switch and clutch safety switch.



Of course that is also true of a lot of the normal length ones, as well.
 

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Thanks or the replies, I had found the old post above last night. I bought a set of Parts Unlimited "short" levers and the brake adjusting screw hits the m/c plunger on the edge instead of the middle, not acceptable for my taste and they were only about 3/4" shorter. I'm on the hunt for a true two finger set. I think ASV may have something but I was hoping for a less expensive option..
 

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I'm sure there are other "after market" levers out there, but I found/bought a shorty lever for my Yammy WR250R last year. It's made by "Righteous Stunt Metal" http://www.righteousstuntmetal.com The levers are made in different lengths and colors; 1 finger, 2 finger, and XL. And, yes the levers are made stunt bikes, but they work great for dirt or dual sport. The Righteous lever changes the leverage and action point or position of the clutch engagement and is now much easier to "feather the clutch." And, the smoothness and ease of movement are unbelievable. They're not cheap, but they have a life time warranty and I wouldn't be without it now. I'm now starting to think about doing it to the TW. In fact, I had a broken lever on the TW so I'm using the stock perch and lever from my WRR on the TW right now and it works fine. But once again, the clutch engagement position is out at the end of travel. But it works for now.
 

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Even though several will fit in the perches, typically most of the shorty levers listed for the YZ's and other dirt-only models lack the center blade which operate the brake switch and clutch safety switch.



Of course that is also true of a lot of the normal length ones, as well.
Reviving the dead thread, late to the party here... I'm looking @ shorty adjustables, but read this note about the lever/perch interface designs for some of the cross-application lever-sets - maybe not operating the brake switch or clutch safety switch. That's a risk I want to eliminate, as I ride mostly street. Whatever levers I get, I want 'em to interact with those switches/perches exactly like the OEM levers.

None of the options I'm considering offer that type of detail in product descriptions. Anyone who's addressed this concern, please chime in. Below are a few of the candidates, in part due to advice on the forum.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q724P4...olid=3PFKDTFE2C1XN&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it


Thanks in advance!
 

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What year is your bike?

There are lots of shorty levers that will work for 2001+ TW's that have the front disc brake. I don't think that anyone has found shorty's that work for the 1987 - 2000 TW's with the front drum brake.

I think that recently someone was going to try flipping a shorty clutch lever over and use it on the drum brake perch, but I never read any results whether this was successful or not.
 

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What year is your bike?

There are lots of shorty levers that will work for 2001+ TW's that have the front disc brake. I don't think that anyone has found shorty's that work for the 1987 - 2000 TW's with the front drum brake.

I think that recently someone was going to try flipping a shorty clutch lever over and use it on the drum brake perch, but I never read any results whether this was successful or not.
Hi, It's a 2004. Thanks for the reply. Yeah, initially, have found several options that seem like they'll work - I'm just trying to avoid the headache of getting a set that isn't designed to work with the clutch & brake switches.
 

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Here is a thread I have saved concerning the ASV shorty levers for drum-brake TW's.

ASV Levers Model Years?
2004 TW, hydraulic disc - ASV's look nice, but I've got other farkles to buy that would get eaten up by ASV-level $. I'm more of a 'nicest Chinese levers' $ can buy kinda buyer on this item. Thanks for the reply.
 
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