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  • March 05, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

    OEM clutch and brake levers on KTM 690 Enduro are high quality Brembo and Magura levers. But both too long for my liking. 

    I like to operate both clutch and brake lever with 2 or 3 fingers. I could live with brake lever, but clutch lever is to long for me - I was constantly squeezing my little finger. I had an idea to cut the ball out of OEM clutch lever, cut 2-3 cm and weld ball back. Before doing it, I checked the price of OEM clutch lever, in case I screw this up - it is approx. 90 EUR. Not cheap. By the way, brake lever is just a bit less expensive. 

    So, I decided to try out Chinese CNC clutch and brake lever available on E-bay. Mike, aka Telerover, installed this set and made nice video about it. 

    I found another nice video on same subject. It seems these levers are very popular. 

    It took 3-4 weeks to get these, from China to Belgrade, Serbia. Price is a real bargain - 22 USD, shipped. 

    Since there is a lot info on these levers, I will just add that I agree that machining is superb and overall quality is top notch. I can't figure it out how it pays to sell these for 22 USD, but that is another story.

    As seen on videos, it is not hard to install these.

    Brake lever was very easy fit and everything was spot on. Brake light switch is working. Chinese lever is shorter than OEM, which is good thing, at least for me. It is adjustable and it was easy for me to find right position. This is a keeper. 

    Clutch lever is different story. It is not shorter that OEM lever. 

    Also, the bend is different, so I had to rotate switch cluster a bit, to prevent lever from hitting it. Photo is taken from bad angle, but this needs to be checked for contact. 

    Long ago, I learned hard way that clutch lever must be well adjusted, so clutch is engaged properly when lever is pressed. Anyway, after this adjustments, lever fits well. However, it is not shorter than OEM lever, so my little finger is still in jeopardy.

    I will keep on searching for shorter lever. 

    I found that OEM clutch lever for 2012 KTM 450 SX-F should be exact fit. Part number is 50302031300, and price is just bellow 50 EUR. More info can be found on Advrider post one and post two and few following posts.

    This may be just what I am looking for, so I ordered one. I will update this post as soon as I install it. Till then, I will keep Chinese one on the bike.