Hand Brake and Clutch LEVERS - Suzuki Van Van 200 Forum
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hand Brake and Clutch LEVERS

Has anyone here replaced their OEM hand brake and clutch levers...yet ?

I am in the process of searching for a couple pairs of hand brake levers, and clutch levers for our two V V's.

Wanting to replace the OEM ones with shorter, more dog-leg levers.

Before I actually place an order, thought I would reach out to the Borg Collective, aka...the Van Van riders, to see if anyone else has already done this.

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Have a look at the Suzuki VanVan Forum. It has been going awhile, and there is a wealth of information there.

Try looking at:

http://suzukivanvan.forumotion.com/

There is a search facility about one third down on the right hand side of the screen.

Type in: Levers
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jef, thanks for that link. I am already a member there. Last post on that forums regarding Levers was from very early 2017, more than 2.5 years ago.

BTW, because no one answered my inquiry about levers with the required 30 seconds after I posted it ;-)
I went ahead and ordered a couple pairs of new short levers for our two bikes.

Turns out that the current Van Van 200's use the same front brake and clutch levers that were used widely by Suzuki for the late '90s, up to earlier 2000's GSXR 600, and GSXR 750's.

They will be here next week, so "IF" they fit properly and work properly, I will post details, and pictures.
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BTW, because no one answered my inquiry about levers with the required 30 seconds after I posted it ;-)
I went ahead and ordered a couple pairs of new short levers for our two bikes.
Sorry ! I hadn't logged in for a couple of days.

As usual, I look forward to seeing the results.
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Major Home Run....in fact...a Grand Slam

Today I received, and installed all four of the Clutch and brake levers that I ordered. All four, because we own two of these Van Van's.

The FIT was perfect, 100 % perfect.

So, for all of you that are interested in possibly changing out your Clutch and Brake levers, for whatever reasons, here is what I found:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

As you can see by the listing on Amazon, these are designed to fit the Suzuki GSXR600 GSXR 600 1997-2003/ GSXR750 GSXR 750 1996-2003/ SV650 2016-2019/ DL650 2011-2019/ GSR750 GSXS750 2011-2016/ GSXR1000 2001-2004/ TL1000S 97-01

I did all the research for you, and was fairly well convinced that these were the same Clutch and Brake levers that are used by the Van Van 200s. Only installation would provide the proof.

These new levers are 3/4" shorter than the stock levers.

If YOU want levers like these but are the exact same LENGTH as the OEM levers, yet are Black, and both levers are adjustable....the same listing above offers these levers in the longer version.

Installed this morning, and they are a PERFECT fit.

Now, WHY you ask, did I install these?

Because # 1, my wife has very small hands, so having a much more defined Dog-Leg lever helps her hands reach the levers.
# 2, because I also have aluminum hand guards, to protect the levers and handlebars IF the bikes were to ever fall over, and these same aluminum hand guards also serve as a support for the Moose Racing foam wind guards...now changed to rear MOUSE Racing.

https://www.vanvan200.com/forum/atta...1&d=1574273848
https://www.vanvan200.com/forum/atta...1&d=1574273919
https://www.vanvan200.com/forum/atta...1&d=1574273962
https://www.vanvan200.com/forum/atta...1&d=1574274040
https://www.vanvan200.com/forum/atta...1&d=1574274079
https://www.vanvan200.com/forum/atta...1&d=1574274116
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 07:42 AM
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Those look good, and a good fit too. I like the fact that the are adjustable.

Thanks for all the research.
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