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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Lever angle adjustment

Has anyone come up with an elegant solution to the horrible lever position? Filing the pin off doesn't appeal too much, and the levers would hit the fairing if they drop much further. Are there clip-ons that fix the issue?

Edit : talking about MY13 F4RR
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I used the Ferracci clip ons, raised the bars just enough.
There are other adjustable brands out there.

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I used the Ferracci clip ons, raised the bars just enough.
There are other adjustable brands out there.

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I swapped the bars from side to side - made a noticeable improvement ..... you will need to file the pins down though, or re-drill the holes in the m/cyl brackets .....
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I have turned the pins upisde down to get a bit more height then angled the levers down. The brake has sufficient movement but the clutch lever/m/c set up is a masterpiece in the occupation of space. I have removed the clutch switch to emable it to be angled down a bit more and it is now about acceptable rather than plain uncomfortable. It also doesn't help that the lever design "steps up" slightly and an aftermarket lever would probably help.
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Are the bars on the Y10+ bikes the same as on the pre Y10 bikes guys ?

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Good point Donsy.
Should have said my F4 is 2007.
The 10+ are supposed to be ergonomically better.
What made the most difference for me was getting in better shape physically and staying toned.
I am 56 and as said in another post have done 1500+ miles in 4 days and felt fine.

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Good point Donsy.
Should have said my F4 is 2007.
The 10+ are supposed to be ergonomically better.
What made the most difference for me was getting in better shape physically and staying toned.
I am 56 and as said in another post have done 1500+ miles in 4 days and felt fine.

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You're a legend Ed, I pray to God that if I make 56 (highly unlikely) that I can do that sort of mileage. I've done 800km in one day with kids on the back on the F4, never again.
And then we have Mitch - and he's OLD mate - http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=34729

This is great.
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=34920
Core strength, that's what it's all about if you wanted to ride a sport bike all day.

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Ok I don't know about legends! HA ha!
The last 100+ miles was in the rain w/40lb backpack, and on highway.
That was the worst part, did you know a 1000R can spin the back tyre at 70mph?
Sportbike comfort and control are so subjective to body size and weight.
We can only relate what works for us, I cannot stress enough about getting the suspension set up, it really takes the work out of a ride!

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Well.....I'm 62 and just spent a few days riding Dave's Tamburini around the South Island of New Zealand. Many hundreds of Kms at a time......I found it to be pretty comfy. Never get to ride my SPR that far non-stop since it is just a track bike at the moment.

Of course, my Brutale is a little easier on my neck, but I really never suffered on the F4. Guess I'm just lucky??? Must be body fit to the bike, because I am certainly not in the best physical strength condition.

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