Author Topic: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer  (Read 512 times)

Offline Scottsinvic

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Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« on: November 20, 2018, 04:41:31 AM »
Hi all,

I'm In the process of (slowly) building my first unique bike, so this may be a really simple question to some of you...

anyhow... I have tried Google, searching these forums and others and asking those I know to no avail as yet.

I want to put a new front brake and clutch lever on my K bike. What are my options/limitations when trying to find a new brake lever?

To my understanding the 89' K100 LT requires a 13mm Master cylinder. Can I run a 16mm front brake master cylinder with no complications?

Hopefully, if anyone else has gone down the path of aftermarket levers and master cylinders as well as throttle controls - I would love too see what you did or some guidance in the right direction.

Cheers
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 09:16:52 AM »
greetings...

my bike came fully built from the factory...

anyway... all that works for those with an open mind and skilled hands... or lotts of cabbage... or both...

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Offline Scottsinvic

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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 04:34:03 PM »
Oh thanks for your reply Johnny. Very helpful and worth everyone’s time reading.

I guess without the human desire to improve the looks of something/how it left factory we wouldn’t have fake tits... and I know what I prefer. Each to their own hey.
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 06:52:56 PM »
Without this thread, it wouldn't have occurred to me to focus on which I really preferred—left, right, fake, or real. It was worth every moment spent reading. Thanks to both of you.   :2thumbup:
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 08:04:41 PM »
To my understanding the 89' K100 LT requires a 13mm Master cylinder. Can I run a 16mm front brake master cylinder with no complications?
I want to put a new front brake and clutch lever on my K bike. What are my options/limitations when trying to find a new brake lever?
If you do, it will take more force to activate the brakes. The larger bore creates less pressure. That wouldn't seem desirable unless building hand strength is a goal.

There are plenty of threads in the Custom section here describing motos with aftermarket levers or levers swapped from other brands but using such levers and perches will usually require accommodation for their diameters if you attempt to use them on a 22.0mm BMW handlebar. When you find one of those threads, send a personal message to the builder for more details.
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 09:40:17 PM »
What's time worth anyway?
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 07:08:46 AM »
greetings...

all i gotts is time... and time keeps marching on...

thats why i read posts about how should i bastardize this new to me motomachine... its gonna be unique... so gimme some idears how to do it...

boneafide inovators are creators... not idear seekers...

time marches on...

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Offline Scottsinvic

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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 07:17:46 AM »
Good for you Johnny. No were did I say it’s goinrg to be unique. Well done.
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 07:39:09 AM »
Good for you Johnny. No were did I say it’s goinrg to be unique. Well done.
For students who were absent from the last seminar, this rhetorical device is called Damning with faint praise. Take out your workbooks and try creating one of your own. Send it in for review and the author of the best one might receive a coconut, depending upon supply. Shipping must be paid in advance.
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2018, 08:02:59 AM »
greetings...

i am completely sincere... offer up no criticism or condemnation... just an observer... no original thoughts...

id go with pashnit strap-ons... http://www.pashnitmoto.com/motorcycle-clips-ons-s/303.htm

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and pashnit pazzo racing levers... http://www.pashnitmoto.com/Pazzo-Levers-p/pazzo.htm

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can getts them in unique colour if you ask nicely...

and pashnit accossato master... http://www.pashnitmoto.com/accossato-master-cylinders-p/accossato-amag035.htm

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Offline Skunky

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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2018, 04:03:38 PM »
Oh thanks for your reply Johnny. Very helpful and worth everyone’s time reading.

I guess without the human desire to improve the looks of something/how it left factory we wouldn’t have fake tits... and I know what I prefer. Each to their own hey.

Like most of us we do like the look of fake (If not ridiculously out of proportion). But having only squeezed the factory model can't possibly comment on whether fake is firmer  :johnny
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2018, 08:35:52 PM »
I'm having an insight on why the op wants to change his handlebar squeezy thingamajigs.
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2018, 10:28:53 PM »
greetings...

i thought it was because he is building a unique bike...

butts yous gotts insight... lets hear it...

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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2018, 11:45:04 PM »
mammary assisted braking
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2018, 09:20:04 AM »
greetings...

interesting... a self secreting master... gawds design... or butchers handywork...

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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2018, 10:27:17 AM »
Good for you Johnny. No were(sic) did I say it’s going to be unique. Well done.

Please check the first sentence in the first post in this thread.  You may have forgotten what you wrote.

"I'm In the process of (slowly) building my first unique bike, so this may be a really simple question to some of you..."

Memory issues can be painful if they involve things like connecting brake lines or properly torquing fasteners.  At least, with a unique cappuccino racer, those problems will be within walking distance of home.



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Offline Ben_G

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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2018, 12:40:23 PM »
This forum is bizarre, that's not a complaint, just an observation.

I too like boobs.

So what happens here? someone asks a question and we avoid the answer?
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2018, 01:28:13 PM »
So what happens here? someone asks a question and we avoid the answer?
There is an answer in Reply #4 and suggestions in Reply #9. What do you have to contribute, Ben?
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2018, 04:37:33 PM »

So what happens here? someone asks a question and we avoid the answer?

I'm just here for the witty repartee.  For the most part the people with the answers don't do cappuccino and the cafe people seem to ask the most questions.  At least it's not as snob infested such as the BMWMOA. 
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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2018, 03:19:34 PM »
greetings...

i answered with photos and links...

id put them on there for him if he can getts to the motobrick garage..

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Offline Scottsinvic

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Re: Aftermarket Levers/throttle control options Cafe Racer
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2018, 04:24:11 PM »
So many witty replies.

Thanks for the links.
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