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I figured I would do a little review/public service announcement.

Levers are always the first thing I do to any bike I get. I shift and brake w/ two fingers so the stock levers have to go. I had Pazzos on my GSX-R600 that I loved but when I got my CBR1KRR I saw how nice the ASVs looked in pictures and decided to give them a shot. I made the assumption that since they were more expensive they would probably be better--as this is usually true.

In this case, however, it was not. When opening the attractive ASV packaging, I noticed in the directions that these levers required modification depending upon which model bike they were being mounted on. This included Honda, Yamaha, Kawa and Suzuki models. Which means that ASV levers are not designed individually for each bike.

Once I got them mounted I noticed that the angle on the ASV levers was more extreme than stock, pointing more towards the front of the bike. They felt somewhat awkward so I went for a test ride and confirmed that the extreme angle actually was awkward. When the levers were adjusted the appropriate distance from the grip they point at an angle more towards the front of the bike than stock. To each his own so maybe some people will like this.

But, long story short, I totaled that bike, got a new, identical one and strapped on a set of pazzo shorties... ahhhh perfect.

I like the machined finish on the Pazzos more, as the ASVs are more of a matte finish. The ASV adjuster and logo look nicer than Pazzo though.
 

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Good review. I'm in the market for levers and the pazzos are looking the best. it's between them and CRG. Could you post up some pics of the shorties on the 08...
 

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I just put some Pazzo shorties on my '08 and love them. Can't believe I waited almost a year to get levers.

I don't have any pics with me, but can take some after work if nobody else has one up by then.
 

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I was very surprised at how sloppy the fit was on the ASV's. They are worse than the stockers. (Yes, I used the right sleeves) I chose them for the guarantee, but for $100 a piece they should fit better.
 

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I figured I would do a little review/public service announcement.

Levers are always the first thing I do to any bike I get. I shift and brake w/ two fingers so the stock levers have to go. I had Pazzos on my GSX-R600 that I loved but when I got my CBR1KRR I saw how nice the ASVs looked in pictures and decided to give them a shot. I made the assumption that since they were more expensive they would probably be better--as this is usually true.

In this case, however, it was not. When opening the attractive ASV packaging, I noticed in the directions that these levers required modification depending upon which model bike they were being mounted on. This included Honda, Yamaha, Kawa and Suzuki models. Which means that ASV levers are not designed individually for each bike.

Once I got them mounted I noticed that the angle on the ASV levers was more extreme than stock, pointing more towards the front of the bike. They felt somewhat awkward so I went for a test ride and confirmed that the extreme angle actually was awkward. When the levers were adjusted the appropriate distance from the grip they point at an angle more towards the front of the bike than stock. To each his own so maybe some people will like this.

But, long story short, I totaled that bike, got a new, identical one and strapped on a set of pazzo shorties... ahhhh perfect.

I like the machined finish on the Pazzos more, as the ASVs are more of a matte finish. The ASV adjuster and logo look nicer than Pazzo though.
I dont know what you are talking about. The levers fit mine perfectly. The only thing you have to do is use a different attachment for certain bikes but you must not have installed them right or something. Mine are positioned just fine and no way are they more angled then stock.
 

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I dont know what you are talking about. The levers fit mine perfectly. The only thing you have to do is use a different attachment for certain bikes but you must not have installed them right or something. Mine are positioned just fine and no way are they more angled then stock.
I'm quite sure that mine were installed properly. I thought maybe I messed up and triple checked everything. I said "to each his own," I'm glad you like them. I however, did not.

The only way that they retain the same angle as stock is if you have them adjusted all the way in towards the grip (on setting 1).
 

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Good review. I'm in the market for levers and the pazzos are looking the best. it's between them and CRG. Could you post up some pics of the shorties on the 08...
My dad has an MV Brutale and my best friend has a Duc 1198 S, both with CRGs. They are a very similar shape to Pazzo and have more of a racey looking design. You can't go wrong with either, however after using both I feel as though the Pazzos are more ergonomic w/ nicely curved edges.

I don't have any pics but see this thread...
http://www.1000rr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58349&highlight=pazzo
 

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I have the ASV's and I love them. The black matte with maroon adjustment rollers look really sharp... and seeing that someone got them for $100 a piece kills me! I picked them up at the local shop for $126 each, plus 10.25% sales tax! :th_down:

I felt as though the stockers were just too giant. I didn't even know you could adjust the stock brake lever so easily until I removed it, but the looks and feel of the ASV I can't complain about.

They do have that great 5 year guarantee though... I would give them a 9.5 out of 10.

The clutch lever clicks every now and then and isn't perfectly smooth, but this may be due to my clutch cable or something along those lines.
 

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I almost got the ASV's for the warranty, but Brad (lexus rx) had a great sale on the Titax levers ($125 for the pair). The look and quality is great. You may want to see if Brad has any left.
 

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I'm quite sure that mine were installed properly. I thought maybe I messed up and triple checked everything. I said "to each his own," I'm glad you like them. I however, did not.

The only way that they retain the same angle as stock is if you have them adjusted all the way in towards the grip (on setting 1).
Im stumped. Well at least you like the ones you got now and thats all that matters. :thumbsup:
 

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had 2 sets of crg's ... love em.. with the exception of the adjustment lever fading from the sun quickly they are awesome levers...my buddy has the asv shorty's and the fit and look fine...
 

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i can tell you from personal experience crg's offer replacement parts should fate not be smiling upon you,vs replacing complete assembly.
 
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