New Levers for the Triumph

A few weeks ago, my Triumph got dropped.  It wasn’t me who dropped it and the guilty party will remain nameless.

Damage is minimal with only a small scratch on the side where the turn signal hit the bodywork, a scuff on one of the engine covers, the bar-end mirror has a little scratch, and the end of the brake lever broke off.  The scratches really aren’t noticeable unless you really look for them but the brake lever needed to be replaced.

Looking around at various options inevitably led to eBay and I ended up buying some adjustable shorty levers from China.  There were many color options and I choose titanium levers with black adjusters.  With shipping the levers were $50 for the pair (brake and clutch).  Installation was straight forward and only took about 20 minutes.  They feel solid, appear to be well-made and look pretty good too.

I went with shorty levers for a couple of reasons.  I got used to riding with the shorter broken lever and found that I liked it. I only need two fingers on the brakes and the clutch is light enough to use two fingers as well.   I’m also hoping that if the bike gets tipped over or dropped again, the levers will survive.

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