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View attachment 14985 I got tired of trying to learn to use 4 fingers on clutch. Too many years on dirt bikes. So I adapted some shorty levers from a CBR. I think it looks a lot better and definitely works better for me. View attachment 14982 View attachment 14984
Does this mean it isn't as hard to pull the clutch? With my Rebel I only used 2 fingers. But with the Scout I keep 3 on there at all times but need to use 4 to actually pull it. No joke my hand and whole arm is falling asleep/becoming numb every time I ride.

Great idea and looks great also.
 

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Does this mean it isn't as hard to pull the clutch? With my Rebel I only used 2 fingers. But with the Scout I keep 3 on there at all times but need to use 4 to actually pull it. No joke my hand and whole arm is falling asleep/becoming numb every time I ride.

Great idea and looks great also.
They are called levers for a reason!
 

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Taboothe, If you search ebay for CBR clutch lever there are tons of choices. They don't just drop in. 2012 CBR 500 levers are pretty close. The clutch side I was able to modify to work, but brake side I ended up machining a whole new lever base. That's why it is still silver, haven't painted it yet. You can buy whole new clutch and front brake assembly's for under $150. That would be a better way I think, just not sure if brake line fitting would be same size. Also may need to make hole in clutch lever bigger for cable end.

Shiver, The lever is a little harder to pull actually. Geometry is a little different .

ScottD, the new lever had a tab on it pretty much like stock lever.
 

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Today I received my new mirrors and installed them. I have had repeated problems with the OEM mirror on the right side breaking in the plastic housing around the adjusting swivel, and the cost of the new mirror/attaching tube is so ridiculous I decided to look elsewhere. After some looking around and a tip from one of the other regulars here (h/t @Rainmaker) I opted to go with a set of
BikeMaster Lined Oval Tube Mirror - Chrome KS-A60CNC which I ordered from Powersports Superstore via Amazon. Here's the results:
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The install was very simple - adapters were included in the set. Took about 15 minutes, requiring a 14mm wrench for the adapter jam nut and a 3/8in wrench to tighten the adapter piece in
the mirror stem (9mm was too small, 10mm too big. Had to make do.) If you look in the close-up of the lower angle on the mirror stem, you can see the socket-head allen screw - that took a 4mm hex wrench. I have these mounted on a set of the mirror extensions that were discussed here in one of the forums a while back, so that I get the mirror out far enough to clear my shoulders.

A couple of additional observations on these: the mirror glass in these has a slight tint to reduce glare from headlights behind you at night. I could even tell that when I backed it out into the sun to adjust the mirrors and take some photos. I think I am going to like that. The mirrors themselves are about 1/2-2/3 the surface area size of the OEM units; while I might have preferred them a bit larger, I really like the lines of these and they had a surprisingly wide field of view from the seat. The swivel on the mirror back is the real deal - all metal, about 3 or 4 times the range of motion on the OEM, and a very snug fit. I don't think I am going to have problems with it vibrating around on me, or breaking in half when I try to adjust it.
 

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Aeromach floorboards work great... but there's just enough room to get my big toe under the shifter, even adjusted upward. Come Winter, I will not be able to get my boot toe in there. So I bolted on an Aeromach heel-toe, like so:



Lookee the size of those shifter pegs by comparo. This unit came with a new peg for the foot brake on the other side, too. Compare peg sizes in this pic:



Brake peg was a bit hard to find once I put on floorboards. This looks like the cure.

Good job Aeromech.
 

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Today I received my new mirrors and installed them. I have had repeated problems with the OEM mirror on the right side breaking in the plastic housing around the adjusting swivel, and the cost of the new mirror/attaching tube is so ridiculous I decided to look elsewhere. After some looking around and a tip from one of the other regulars here (h/t @Rainmaker) I opted to go with a set of
BikeMaster Lined Oval Tube Mirror - Chrome KS-A60CNC which I ordered from Powersports Superstore via Amazon. Here's the results:
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The install was very simple - adapters were included in the set. Took about 15 minutes, requiring a 14mm wrench for the adapter jam nut and a 3/8in wrench to tighten the adapter piece in
the mirror stem (9mm was too small, 10mm too big. Had to make do.) If you look in the close-up of the lower angle on the mirror stem, you can see the socket-head allen screw - that took a 4mm hex wrench. I have these mounted on a set of the mirror extensions that were discussed here in one of the forums a while back, so that I get the mirror out far enough to clear my shoulders.

A couple of additional observations on these: the mirror glass in these has a slight tint to reduce glare from headlights behind you at night. I could even tell that when I backed it out into the sun to adjust the mirrors and take some photos. I think I am going to like that. The mirrors themselves are about 1/2-2/3 the surface area size of the OEM units; while I might have preferred them a bit larger, I really like the lines of these and they had a surprisingly wide field of view from the seat. The swivel on the mirror back is the real deal - all metal, about 3 or 4 times the range of motion on the OEM, and a very snug fit. I don't think I am going to have problems with it vibrating around on me, or breaking in half when I try to adjust it.
Really like the mirrors-- I am biased though, I have the black ones
 

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Today I received my new mirrors and installed them. I have had repeated problems with the OEM mirror on the right side breaking in the plastic housing around the adjusting swivel, and the cost of the new mirror/attaching tube is so ridiculous I decided to look elsewhere. After some looking around and a tip from one of the other regulars here (h/t @Rainmaker) I opted to go with a set of
BikeMaster Lined Oval Tube Mirror - Chrome KS-A60CNC which I ordered from Powersports Superstore via Amazon. Here's the results:
View attachment 16578
View attachment 16572 View attachment 16574 View attachment 16575 View attachment 16576 View attachment 16579

The install was very simple - adapters were included in the set. Took about 15 minutes, requiring a 14mm wrench for the adapter jam nut and a 3/8in wrench to tighten the adapter piece in
the mirror stem (9mm was too small, 10mm too big. Had to make do.) If you look in the close-up of the lower angle on the mirror stem, you can see the socket-head allen screw - that took a 4mm hex wrench. I have these mounted on a set of the mirror extensions that were discussed here in one of the forums a while back, so that I get the mirror out far enough to clear my shoulders.

A couple of additional observations on these: the mirror glass in these has a slight tint to reduce glare from headlights behind you at night. I could even tell that when I backed it out into the sun to adjust the mirrors and take some photos. I think I am going to like that. The mirrors themselves are about 1/2-2/3 the surface area size of the OEM units; while I might have preferred them a bit larger, I really like the lines of these and they had a surprisingly wide field of view from the seat. The swivel on the mirror back is the real deal - all metal, about 3 or 4 times the range of motion on the OEM, and a very snug fit. I don't think I am going to have problems with it vibrating around on me, or breaking in half when I try to adjust it.
i also have these mirrors, by the way , i found i no longer needed the extensions with the bikemasters..........
 

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Installed the Leatherworks saddlebags (model 125BO in the Indian Vintage) onto the Easy Brackets. Did a run up to Coulterville as shakedown. All is well. My sincere thanks to Aimee Thatcher of Leatherworks and Jon Dubuque of Great Bike Gear for their support.

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