Good (and cheap) aftermarket brake and clutch levers

filip989

Finally made it
Location
Croatia
Hi everyone,

So, I did my first fall today, I've managed to bend the clutch lever.

I was wondering if anyone (EU preferably) can recommend a cheaper adjustable lever set? I thought about calling the dealer, but I never quite liked the clutch lever position anyway, so might as well find an aftermarket set.

Thanks!
 

MikeM

Well travelled
Location
So Cal USA
I’ve had these on mine for a while now. I’ve installed three sets on three different bikes lately and on one bike I had to file the section that compresses the brake cylinder to fit the way I wanted. The problem is I don’t remember if that was the Himalayan set or the KLX. LOL.
 

filip989

Finally made it
Location
Croatia
I’ve had these on mine for a while now. I’ve installed three sets on three different bikes lately and on one bike I had to file the section that compresses the brake cylinder to fit the way I wanted. The problem is I don’t remember if that was the Himalayan set or the KLX. LOL.
I presume these are like the ones you can find on aliexpress?
 

filip989

Finally made it
Location
Croatia
Hitchcocks are 39.5 pounds, not sure how cheap you are considering but these adjustable ones installed easily and work well.
Was just looking at those.
I'll probably get these if I cannot find anything cheaper, 40 GBP price is ok as is, but with shipping any my country's VAT, it'll be over 60 at minimum, depending on shipping.
 

Roy Gavin

Well travelled
Some of the cheaper ones are a bit shorter and give a noticeable reduction in brake power.
Great if you find the front brake to powerful, but-----!
All seem CNC milled from billet which is OK, top line stuff sometimes claims to be forged and if it is it will usually bend a long way before it breaks and can be bent back. Billet not so much, but will depend on the grade and temper T of the billet, and most are silent on this point
And some cheap 'forged" are actually cast and will snap like a carrot and possibly stab you DAHIK
I just like the certainty of dealing with H , confidence that all will be good is worth a little premium to me, particularly with safety items.
 
I grabbed a set from Hitchcocks for my (US spec) 2022 and the front brake fits fine but the clutch lever is a problem. Haven't been able to get it to mount. I suspect I ordered the correct set....the Euro spec/rest of the world seems to have moved on from the hbar choke set up and somehow that encompasses changes that seem to be my issue.

To the levers credit, the front brake is improved by the new lever in an appreciable fashion. Whether it's the leverage, the adjustment, I don't know but the brake is a lot better imho.

I'll probably grab an ebay set for the 17-21 year models and see if that resolves my clutch dilemma.
 

puttbutt

Well travelled
Location
NY
You can also try Amazon. Purchased FXCNC brand for my 2019 model a year ago. Direct fit. No problems.
 

Bonehead

Getting there...
Location
Colorado
I also purchased FXCNC for my 22 Himalayan, bolted right on, seem to work correctly. I wanted spare levers to carry in case I break one, so the original levers are in the tool kit. Note that I had to add a few tools to my tool kit to be able to do a roadside swap. If memory serves, they were 8mm and 10mm deep sockets and a drive handle.
 

Yangonnerd

Finally made it
Location
Kalaw, Myanmar
I’ve had these on mine for a while now. I’ve installed three sets on three different bikes lately and on one bike I had to file the section that compresses the brake cylinder to fit the way I wanted. The problem is I don’t remember if that was the Himalayan set or the KLX. LOL.
I got those! But got them from Thailand since I live in Myanmar. We're $10, and very awesome. Love them MUCH more than the stock ones!
 

Yangonnerd

Finally made it
Location
Kalaw, Myanmar
Hi everyone,

So, I did my first fall today, I've managed to bend the clutch lever.

I was wondering if anyone (EU preferably) can recommend a cheaper adjustable lever set? I thought about calling the dealer, but I never quite liked the clutch lever position anyway, so might as well find an aftermarket set.

Thanks!
One thing to note, some of em might be universal. They might look similar in every angle, but make sure it fits specifically on the Himalayan. Had a vendor send me meteor 350 handle which he said was the same..it fit, looked super similar, but the little metal part that presses the sensor for the rearlight was about a centimeter off..resulting in an always on brakelight!
 
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