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I installed new shorty levers and grips. The levers feel way better than stock. The new grips are better too. My hands don't go numb anymore. I also got some Driven Racing V2 bar end weights, but they didn't fit and the are pretty light weights. The stock bar ends are twice as heavy so I stayed with those. Ready to ride!
 

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I installed new shorty levers and grips. The levers feel way better than stock. The new grips are better too. My hands don't go numb anymore. I also got some Driven Racing V2 bar end weights, but they didn't fit and the are pretty light weights. The stock bar ends are twice as heavy so I stayed with those. Ready to ride!
Who makes these levers? Cost? I'm definitely in the market for replacements, but I think it's going to take more than a lever to provide adjustability for the clutch.

Duc gave the brake lever an adjuster, but the clutch lever gets no adjustment at all. Why not a simple cammed adjuster like most bikes that simply moves the lever position, but not the actuation?

And I wonder why the clutch lever perch is so far out on the Duc. It's not like the clutch requires that much of a engagement range. It's going to take a pretty severe bend in an aftermarket lever to move it closer, or an expensive replacement perch containing the switch.

What am I missing?

Wait one! Does that extra piece between the clutch lever and the perch provide in/out adjustment?
 

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Who makes these levers? Cost? I'm definitely in the market for replacements, but I think it's going to take more than a lever to provide adjustability for the clutch.


Wait one! Does that extra piece between the clutch lever and the perch provide in/out adjustment?
These are the TWM levers, and yes, there is reach adjustability built into the clutch lever. TWM is the manufacturer for the DP levers, these are those, minus the etched DP logo.

https://supersportcentral.com/produ...ing-levers-for-ducati-supersport-supersport-s

Price is about $220, but if the group buy hasn't expired, you can get them for under $200.
 

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These are the TWM levers, and yes, there is reach adjustability built into the clutch lever. TWM is the manufacturer for the DP levers, these are those, minus the etched DP logo.

https://supersportcentral.com/produ...ing-levers-for-ducati-supersport-supersport-s

Price is about $220, but if the group buy hasn't expired, you can get them for under $200.
I will check out the levers, thanks.

They look so nice, but $200 levers? For a pair, I hope. Even then...

Funny where we each draw the line on spending - I'll cheerfully pay $400 for a nice billet triple clamp that allows almost infinite choice of handlebars or the perfect seat for my imperfect ass, or over $1,000 for really underwhelming saddlebags :laugh:; but the notion of a $100 clutch lever or $x,xxx for any go fast goody that I can't use in the real world fills me with indignation. :wink2:
 

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I will check out the levers, thanks.

They look so nice, but $200 levers? For a pair, I hope. Even then...

Funny where we each draw the line on spending - I'll cheerfully pay $400 for a nice billet triple clamp that allows almost infinite choice of handlebars or the perfect seat for my imperfect ass, or over $1,000 for really underwhelming saddlebags :laugh:; but the notion of a $100 clutch lever or $x,xxx for any go fast goody that I can't use in the real world fills me with indignation. :wink2:
You should see how much ducati charges for these exact ones, except they stamp their logo on it.
 

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You should see how much ducati charges for these exact ones, except they stamp their logo on it.
Agreed. Ducati likes their stuff A LOT! These are a quality lever at half the cost of the DP part. Worth the cost...even if it was a Franklin more than cheap Chinese stuff...
 

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Cheaper in the UK?
Although I don't see specific Superpsort S levers.

£69.99 (incl VAT) £58.33 (excl VAT)

So I've written to them.. They are expecting them in soon and that's the price each, not for the pair.
 

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While the TWM are good levers, they weren't quite what I wanted in length, I wanted shorter. I had a set of ASV on my previous bike, and I loved the length. That being said, I might buy those, and sell the TWM once I get them. Anyone interested in purchasing them, shoot my a private msg and we'll talk.
 

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I really like the TWM levers, but I'll say that ASV's are excellent, also. Had them on my '07 CBR600RR.
 

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TWM levers will never come in stubby sizing because they are very focused on having parts which are functional. Functional in terms of racing and spirited riding. Their shortly levers are meant for 1-2 finger brakers, the standard ones are for 3-4 finger brakers. Also there are no other lever brand that is used as many top level racers / race teams than TWM levers, which absolutely says a lot about their products.
 

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I have the ASV levers on my dirt bikes and the quality is quite good. I have the TWM shorties on the SS and they are also top notch.
 

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I installed new shorty levers and grips. The levers feel way better than stock. The new grips are better too. My hands don't go numb anymore. I also got some Driven Racing V2 bar end weights, but they didn't fit and the are pretty light weights. The stock bar ends are twice as heavy so I stayed with those. Ready to ride!
How did you replace the grips? Did you cut-off the OEM ones?

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There is no need to cut off the grips. Get a long narrow screw driver and work it up under the grip from the outside end. Give a squirt of WD40 up the side of the screwdriver so that it goes under the grip. Work the screwdriver all the way round the grip then remove the screwdriver and give the grip a twist. It should pull straight off, undamaged. I've done this many times over the years, it takes about 30 seconds. Make sure to clean the WD40 off the bars before fitting your new grips.
 

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There is no need to cut off the grips. Get a long narrow screw driver and work it up under the grip from the outside end. Give a squirt of WD40 up the side of the screwdriver so that it goes under the grip. Work the screwdriver all the way round the grip then remove the screwdriver and give the grip a twist. It should pull straight off, undamaged. I've done this many times over the years, it takes about 30 seconds. Make sure to clean the WD40 off the bars before fitting your new grips.
This is my standard method, too, except I use glass cleaner, therefore, I can reuse the glue left from the original grip...or add very little additional, if needed. If you use WD-40, you will definitely need to clean off the old glue and reapply with fresh as WD will dilute the stickiness. With an older bike, I would reapply with new anyway, but a newer bike, IMO, doesn't need it. As always, post up some pics when you're finished. Good luck.
 

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Do TWM have a UK distributor?
I'm sure they do, but I'm not aware of one. Contact @Motomillion. He may be able to help you find something more local...or contact TWM Customer Service directly. No matter who you get them from, they truly are quality. Here is a link (starting on page 2, post #15) to some reviews. Here is another link to more info during the group buy. Let us know if you find one and post it up for other potential members/customers.
 

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This is my standard method, too, except I use glass cleaner, therefore, I can reuse the glue left from the original grip...or add very little additional, if needed. If you use WD-40, you will definitely need to clean off the old glue and reapply with fresh as WD will dilute the stickiness. With an older bike, I would reapply with new anyway, but a newer bike, IMO, doesn't need it. As always, post up some pics when you're finished. Good luck.
Hmm. I'll consider glass cleaner in future. I presume it's an alcohol base and not vinegar?
 

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There is no need to cut off the grips. Get a long narrow screw driver and work it up under the grip from the outside end. Give a squirt of WD40 up the side of the screwdriver so that it goes under the grip. Work the screwdriver all the way round the grip then remove the screwdriver and give the grip a twist. It should pull straight off, undamaged. I've done this many times over the years, it takes about 30 seconds. Make sure to clean the WD40 off the bars before fitting your new grips.
This is my standard method, too, except I use glass cleaner, therefore, I can reuse the glue left from the original grip...or add very little additional, if needed. If you use WD-40, you will definitely need to clean off the old glue and reapply with fresh as WD will dilute the stickiness. With an older bike, I would reapply with new anyway, but a newer bike, IMO, doesn't need it. As always, post up some pics when you're finished. Good luck.
Thanks for the responses! Gonna swap mine out

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