I just put a CRG adjustable clutch lever on my Brembo coffin (picked it up at Motostrano) and I can't believe what a difference it made. First of all, it is gorgeous. The adjustment is great because I can have the lever all the way out when I'm in town, making frequent stops, and need to fully disengage the clutch. When I'm out in the twisties, etc., I can bring it in a couple clicks to make quicker shifts with partial disengagement (I can easily adjust it while I'm riding). It is also more comfortable than stock. But the biggest surprise was that the action of the lever is much smoother than stock, lightening the effort. Not cheap, but WELL worth the money - brake lever's next.
Thanks everybody. To clarify, I don't have a problem with the clutch effort (well, I might, but I can handle it, ha ha). I just hate paying even $30 for stock levers when it seems like they are always the first thing to go in a tipover. Of course I'm not gonna have any more of those
What is the problem with the Lockhart levers ??? I've used them before and they are fine. The only way levers can increase/decrease effort is by a longer or shorter lever throw. An adjustable lever will not reduce the effort. If lubricating the lever will not help, then changing it is unlikely to help.
We generaly have all 3 versions on hand... LP, OEM and the CRG's. The advantage to CRG is that offer easy ;D 6 way adjustment, top quality and colors.. : Only 4 adjustments with the other two. LP levers have a lower quality fit and finish compared to OEM.. LP's are a nice inexpensive option if that's what you need.. Note * 03/04 Ducati's have a new kickstand switch that is triggered by a new extended part of the clutch lever so no options yet other than stock. If you buy them just make sure you specify your m'cyl style and year of bike..
I bought Daffe's old LPs after my tipover. They were loose until I re-used the stock spacers on the LP levers. Work great, no problems, happy as a clam. Even happier that I did not get a chance to put them on before Daytona. 2 more tipovers (my wife not me at least) while there. Came home hacked the kickstand bolt and installed the levers. Again, happy since.