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All 650's Warning Chinese levers

NBRC

2021
CB650R ABS
Jan 26, 2022
Portugal
Riding Since
1992
There are many excellent quality levers--and other parts--on the market and there are good reasons to swap to aftermarket; adjustability of the reach and grab point on the clutch is chief among them. To say it's best to stick to stock is just plain wrong for many riders. That said, purchasing cheap levers is a gamble. You know the saying, right? I installed Pazzo Racing levers on my 650F. They are high quality, better than stock by a good margin.
Totally agree. As in life we cannot generalize. I don´t mean all aftermarkets are bad, far from that. I was suggesting the OEMs are safe and "good" while in aftermarket we might find uncertainty. That is the point, how do we distinguish good from bad? By the price? By the amount of merchandising offered with the product?
 

JRinKtown

2018
CB650F
Jun 30, 2019
Totally agree. As in life we cannot generalize. I don´t mean all aftermarkets are bad, far from that. I was suggesting the OEMs are safe and "good" while in aftermarket we might find uncertainty. That is the point, how do we distinguish good from bad? By the price? By the amount of merchandising offered with the product?
I think we can accurately judge the quality of things like levers from knowing the company who makes them (due diligence); their history, reputation, where they are manufactured, customer reviews, and their involvement in the sport. Pazzo for instance, manufacture here in Canada using material (the aluminum etc.) produced in Canada or USA, except the metric fittings which are made in Germany. All their CNC machine are made in the USA. They are a company of motorcycle riders who make awesome quality levers; about the best you can get. The aftermarket can be a risky for anyone not willing or able to do their due diligence.
 
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