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Searched but couldn't find a DIY. Probably because it's a simple (one beer) job. But figured I'd save someone else a few minutes by doing a quick DIY so, with the caveat that this is for entertainment purposes only, here goes:

I ordered black shorty levers with blue adjusters. The blue more or less matches the blue of the BMW roundel.

Step 1: Remove the OEM clutch lever.

Using a T25 torx wrench on top, use an 8mm socket at the bottom to loosen and remove the nut at the bottom, and then pull the bolt out from the top. The bolt is not threaded all the way so you will have to pull it out by wiggling the lever a bit.







Now remove the OEM clutch lever. You will have to tug at it so that it gets released from the rubber sleeve.



Step 2: Push sleeve out of the lever and remove the pivot with the pushrod.

Do not let the spring fall on the ground or you have just lost 20 minutes (ask me how I know)

The OEM lever



Push/pull the sleeve out of the OEM lever



Remove pivot with pushrod and then remove spring



Step 3: Lube.

Apply grease to sleeve and spring, insert spring, pivot with push rod into Pazzo lever, and push the sleeve back in.


I used Belray Water Proof Grease




Apply grease on sleeve


And apply grease on spring



Insert spring into Pazzo lever




Then insert pivot with push rod into pazzo lever and re-insert sleeve



Step 4: Install Pazzo Lever

Install pazzo lever making sure that the push rod engages into the rubber boot. Install bolt and nut and tighten to 7 Nm.






Brake side is identical to lever side.

Step 5: House Keeping.

Wrap OEM levers in bubble wrap, put into Pazzo box, mark, and neatly store.





Step 6: Admiration!

Admire your mechanical prowess and artistic sense of color coordination:



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Nice. Now it looks good and there seems to be several color choices. But, do you see, feel much difference or is it just cosmetic?
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I do like the looks, and yes, you do feel the difference. I like the new feel because it's easier for me to do two finger braking, but that's personal. You do have to get used to the clutch side because it releases at a different point compared to OEM.
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Nice instructions - thanks for taking the time to do that.
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Hec , you made that look easy. Thanks for that great report and pictures.
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I do like the looks, and yes, you do feel the difference. I like the new feel because it's easier for me to do two finger braking, but that's personal. You do have to get used to the clutch side because it releases at a different point compared to OEM.

Very nice guide. What is your take on going with the shorty levers as opposed to the longer levers? I've been sitting on this for a while, can't make up my mind which way to go. I do both 2 finger and all finger breaking, depends on where/how I'm riding. I'm afraid going short and regretting it.
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Go with the shorty. You will not look back.
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Nice write up and pics. I must have missed - when you posted that you bought a new KS - I know you have the 2013 RR - both the right color by the way.
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Go with the shorty. You will not look back.


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I originally thought that these shorty Pazzos where just bike bling but now that I've had them on my RR for a while I like the way they fit my two fingered technique. It feels like I have a more positive grip on the lever.



OK, so getting them in red was a bling decision...
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Nicely done!! Thx for contributing.....
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Just a short note to let everyone know that I combined the 5 posts RW originally posted into one for easier viewing, especially for those that have chosen to see the most recent post at the top.

Unfortunately, when I merged these posts, the THANKS that several of you had selected didn't transfer over, so, please go back and click on the THANKS button to thank RW for the nice and detailed post!

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I really like the Pazzo black-on-black shorties on OXCART3, my black-on-black K1300S. Moved 'em over from OXCART2, the sliver sled with the yeller wheels.

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Searched but couldn't find a DIY. Probably because it's a simple (one beer) job. But figured I'd save someone else a few minutes by doing a quick DIY so... here goes:
Thanks to RW for posting the exemplary DIY with extensive photos. That's what this site is all about.

Just an FYI: The instructions, which can be downloaded from Pazzo's website, are reasonably adequate to do the job. RW's DIY are far more detailed though, much more helpful. Wish I had it when I did mine.

Also, as far as lever side goes: On the brake side, no question that the shorty is the way to go. You won't look back. Anybody who's still using four finger braking has to learn two finger braking. It'll completely change the way you ride. (I ride with two fingers on the brake all the time, but even if you don't, it'll still change the way you ride.) And if you brake with two fingers, you definitely want the shorty lever, not the long one.

On the clutch side, I tried going with the shorty. I tried both on the track and the road. Couldn't get two finger clutching to work for me, prob bec I just don't use the clutch that much -- I have the quickshifter on both my road and track bikes, and do clutchless downshifting while braking on the track, and try to do the same on my road bikes. So I'm sort of out of practice using the clutch. Had to go back to four finger clutch and the full length lever. So I have shorty brake lever and regular length clutch lever on both bikes.

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Great How to.
I just did mine with SDR levers, but one of the bloody springs shot out when reasembling and do you think I can find it?
Where the hell do you get a new clutch, brake lever spring from?
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I just did mine with SDR levers, but one of the bloody springs shot out when reasembling and do you think I can find it?
Where the hell do you get a new clutch, brake lever spring from?
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Email SDR and ask them to mail you a spring.

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So I have shorty brake lever and regular length clutch lever on both bikes.

Huh. Never thought of that. Sounds good - I will have to try it. Thanks.
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If I were you, I'd take the other spring (or a picture on your phone) to Ace Hardware or you local hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot and ask them if they have a matching spring. Shouldn't be too hard to find or cut one down to size.
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Unfortunately the spring does not have a separate part #. It's part of the lever assembly so the dealer may not have a spring lying around.
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Or if you're brave, take the other lever off and take that spring to the hardware store to match it.
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Or if you're brave, take the other lever off and take that spring to the hardware store to match it.

This is what I said
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Thanks for the info fellas.
Ill try with the local bike shop today (nearest BMW is 350kms away) and failing that, contact SDR. Nothing came up on Ebay.
Ill try a hardware place last as I obviously want the correct fit and tension.
Im cursing myself as I was very aware of the spring and of loosing it. Just came out under tension when putting the bush back in.
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I just had an idea.... Last year my wife was working on our property and lost a metal part off her Gravely tractor in high weeds... We searched for days and couldn't find it.. Then while watching TV about these two guys with metal detectors I had an idea to see about renting a metal detector... Long story short... I discovered that in almost every town there are metal detector clubs who regularly go out together looking for treasures, coins, etc, etc... and there are always members of these clubs looking to help out people who've lost rings or watches or Gravely tractor parts for a minimal fee....

Why don't you check locally to see if there's a local club... call them and see if you can get one to come out and find the spring... You might get lucky and have one within a few miles who'll locate it for a beer... Just an idea..
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I couldnt find a suitable spring anywhere so managed to get a second hand brake lever with spring from Aussie Ebay for $50 AU. Expensive lesson there somewhere, and whats the bet the orriginal spring will show up in my shed now!
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I couldnt find a suitable spring anywhere so managed to get a second hand brake lever with spring from Aussie Ebay for $50 AU. Expensive lesson there somewhere, and whats the bet the orriginal spring will show up in my shed now!
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I'm thinking a couple feet of thin gauge stainless wire, a nail of suitable thickness/length, and a hand drill will get your bike out of the garage in a few minutes.

Wish I had read your post sooner... could have saved you $50. It's very easy to make your own spring in less time than it takes to warm up your bike. Don't believe me? Here's a great DIY with lots of pics demonstrating the same method my dad showed me many years ago...

How to make a spring in minutes

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On the clutch side, I tried going with the shorty. I tried both on the track and the road. Couldn't get two finger clutching to work for me, prob bec I just don't use the clutch that much -- I have the quickshifter on both my road and track bikes, and do clutchless downshifting while braking on the track, and try to do the same on my road bikes. So I'm sort of out of practice using the clutch. Had to go back to four finger clutch and the full length lever. So I have shorty brake lever and regular length clutch lever on both bikes.

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I took the plunge and installed a set of the folding shorties. At first I kept thinking to myself that I should've went long clutch short brake. It didn't take long to get used to it. Then, thanks to this discussion I learned that I had been shifting + clutching incorrectly the whole time. I was treating it like every other bike I've owned. The KS is not only my first BMW, it's my first shaft drive. The learning curve was short, and after a good day of practice I could stand to shave another inch of length from the clutch lever with the little amount of pull it takes to shift this bike.

Long story short, shorties are a perfect match for the KS.
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FYI. Motozen levers are adjustable so you can make them as short or long as took like.
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I'm in a bit of an embarrassing situation. I replaced my levers this past weekend with a pair of Motozen's. On the clutch side, the hole into which the sleeve fits was too small for the sleeve despite a lot of greasing. Using too much force I succeeded in destroying the sleeve.

I keep my bike at a location separate from my home and found myself stranded with an inoperable bike. I had no choice but to reassemble the clutch lever without the sleeve installed. To my surprise the clutch works albeit with a good deal of play.

Living in Japan I don't have immediate access to parts but found an online outfit that sells replacements, although delivery will take a month.

My question: what risks am I taking by riding the bike prior to the replacement parts arriving?
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... Using too much force I succeeded in destroying the sleeve.

My question: what risks am I taking by riding the bike prior to the replacement parts arriving?
If the clutch is disengaged when pulled and engaged when released then it's just an inconvenience. This might not work, but have you considered making a temporary sleeve. Beer can and scissors. Cut once, wrap twice.


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Re: Pazzo Clutch and Brake Lever Install on 2014 K1300S

Installed Pazzo clutch + brake levers on the 2012 K1300S this evening, along with a set of HeliBars. With the help of a very capable friend, we completed the entire project in under 2 hours. Very much looking forward to the 'custom fit' of this amazing motorbike.

Special shout out to RandomWalker for this step-by-step post, and for the inspiration to go with the blue tab on the levers.
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I just read this article - explains the logic behind two finger braking. http://therideadvice.com/two-fingere...ing-save-life/
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Just wanted to give a belated "thanks" to RandomWalker for the step by step instalIation guide. I just put a pair of Motozen's on with ease thanks to these instructions. Of particular importance was the warning on the lever springs. I assembled the Moto's in a small half bath instead of the garage which limited the space the springs inevitably bounced around in...nice.

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Ehm....About Colour....perhaps it is time to change your brake fluid?
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Ok, can someone please explain the replacement of levers for me. I understand the asteticks part and if your stock levers can not be adjusted enough to fit your reach, but what im trying to understand is: on the clutch side by replacing the lever does that give you more clutch feel with more TRAVEL from point of engagement to full release, or does it just give a different release point but same characteristics of the clutch? Im not liking the minimal amount of travel before full engagement on the stock set up, makes take offs from complete stops not the smoothest unless your really coincesous about it. It does not bother me once moving, in fact I like the short throw when moving but I'd give some of that up if I didn't have to think about smooth take offs so much. Thanks for any advice, I'd hate to throw away a couple hundred bucks and end up with the same result, as the stock levers dont bother me any, although not as pretty as some replacements.
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Hi Dan, I've got no experience with these shorter Levers but I'm interested to give it a try at some point in the future.

I'm going venture a guess that a shorter lever will result in less physical travel measured at the lever end and thus less leverage. Thus it may make it slightly more difficult to dose the clutch engagement zone.

One nice feature of the Motozen units (http://www.bestemusa.com/K1300SRGT-09_c_1634.html) is that the Lever length is adjustable...thus if you don't like the clutch dosing feel when it's short you can slide the tip out further and therefore get back to OEM clutch dosing feel. At least that's what I imagine.

See the post #36 and photo by "EvelkNeal" above. Note the red end engages the black lever in a tongue-in-groove channel with a lock screw for lever length adjustability.
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Ok, can someone please explain the replacement of levers for me. I understand the asteticks part and if your stock levers can not be adjusted enough to fit your reach, but what im trying to understand is: on the clutch side by replacing the lever does that give you more clutch feel with more TRAVEL from point of engagement to full release, or does it just give a different release point but same characteristics of the clutch? Im not liking the minimal amount of travel before full engagement on the stock set up, makes take offs from complete stops not the smoothest unless your really coincesous about it. It does not bother me once moving, in fact I like the short throw when moving but I'd give some of that up if I didn't have to think about smooth take offs so much. Thanks for any advice, I'd hate to throw away a couple hundred bucks and end up with the same result, as the stock levers dont bother me any, although not as pretty as some replacements.

I tried new levers on my K13s, pazzo copies in shortie length but it actually made things worse as you have less leverage and the engagement point remains the same, the only thing IMHO that really changes the feel and biting point of the clutch is the Oberon slave cylinder which has a bigger piston which makes the lever lighter and moves the engagement point slightly closer to the bar. I still use the stock lever but shorty brake lever and the bike is now very easy to modulate in traffic and fast starts and I no longer have any kind of hand ache after long journeys.
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Re: Pazzo Clutch and Brake Lever Install on 2014 K1300S

That's what I wanted to know if replacement levers actually change the amount of travel from start of engagement to full on engagement, which by what you are saying does not, I had no intention on buying the shortys, even knowing many people like the feel , me personally dont like the look at all, now maybe if I were racer I would go that route. If I were to try a replacement they would be of standard size. But now you bring up another Solution with the slave cylinder, although I dont feel the heavy clutch action but then again I do not ride in much traffic. But I might try that route if it gives me more travel for the clutch. I was just under the impression that the replacement slave just gave the clutch a lighter pull?
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