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Adjustable Brake and Clutch Levers for Small Hands

Dial in just the right reach

7/10/2012


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Brake and clutch levers that are adjustable to the reach of a rider’s fingers are pretty standard on most sport touring motorcycles and sportbikes and on some metric cruisers. But on Harley-Davidson models, the levers from the factory are not adjustable, so women with small hands must struggle to reach the brake and clutch levers when pulling them in. This requires the rider’s hands to roll forward off the handgrips to reach the levers versus seamlessly extending the fingers to the levers with the hands still wrapped around the grips. Hog Leverage is now making it easier for riders to reach those Harley-Davidson levers. 

Adjustable Brake and Clutch Levers Harley-Davidson
The reach to the levers is one feature we make a point to feature in our motorcycle reviews on WRN.
Being able to comfortably reach the levers makes the difference between feeling comfortable handling
a motorcycle and struggling with the controls.

Hog Leverage manufactures a lever that adjusts using a small knob to change the setting of the lever in relation to the grips. Each lever has eight adjustment positions. The “4” or “5” numbered positions correspond roughly to the stock lever position. Thus, there are three or four adjustment positions that bring the levers closer to the grips than the stock setting (for riders with smaller hands or shorter fingers), plus three or four adjustment positions greater than stock to increase the distance between the levers and grips (for riders with larger hands or longer fingers). 

Levers are available for most Harley-Davidson models, with the exception of 2009 and later FLT/FLH touring models. We’re told those will be available in the near future. 

Adjustable Brake and Clutch Levers Black
A close-up of the lever in black finish. You can see the knob with its adjustable settings that bring the lever
closer to or farther away from to the handgrip.

Adjustable Brake and Clutch Levers Black Small Hands
Becky Graf from Coast Fabrication shows how she comfortably pulls in the clutch on a Harley-Davidson
Rocker outfitted with Hog Leverage levers.

Coast Fabrication—which operates Hog Leverage out of its headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.—imports high-quality levers created in England by Oberon Performance (no made-in-China stuff here!) and assembles them in its US shop. The levers come in chrome or black finish, with your choice of colors for the adjustment knob.   

Adjustable Brake and Clutch Levers Chrome
The Hog Leverage lever in chrome finish with choice of colors retails for around $150. Double that price if you’re buying one for each lever.

Adjustable Brake and Clutch Levers Colors
Each black-finish lever with choice of colors
sells for $134.63.

Installation instructions are included with the levers, but the company recommends a trained technician install them unless you know what you’re doing when it comes to clutch and brake levers. Average installation time should be no more than 30 minutes. Visit HogLeverage.com for more information. 
  
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Reader Comments


Being 5-foot-2 has created some challenges riding my '99 Sportster XL1200S. I have finally found some grips for my small hands. YEA!

Chris Wendle
Beaufort, SC
Monday, April 28, 2014
Editor Response
Be sure to ask for the WRN discount when you call them to order!
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
I got all excited about these until I found out they start with a 1996 and I have a 1993 XL1200.

Kay
Ocala, FL
Saturday, April 06, 2013
These are absolutely great! I ordered one for clutch and one for the brake before I rode out to the AMA conference. My hands felt great, never tired. I stand 4-feet-11 and don't have a huge reach. Using these levers made my long ride really comfortable and not so tiring. Being able to adjust them was nice and really easy to do. I've done a couple iron butt rides (1000 miles in 24 hours) and with these I will do many more.

Diane Magginetti
Colorado Springs, CO
Sunday, August 05, 2012
I was interested in purchasing these adjustable levers. Unfortunatly for me, they don't make them for my year. They start at 1996 and I ride a 1995 Sportster XL1200. I think they are a great idea though!

Lisa Whitham
Midland, MI
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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