If you’ve been riding motorcycles for any amount of time, chances are your bike has spent some time on its side on the ground. And if you have had a spill or two, hopefully it was your ego that took the brunt of the crash. More than likely your bike took on some damage as well, especially in the hand control area, and more specifically the clutch and/or brake lever.
Jutting out off the handlebars like branches on a tree, when the bike meets face to face with the ground or any other immovable object for that matter, either one or both of the levers typically snap off. If you’ve ever taken a close look at a clutch lever, you probably noticed that it has an indented line running from the top to bottom about midway through the length of the lever. This line is designed to be a breaking point so that if your bike does go down in a crash or tip over the lever will only break in half rather than completely snapping off and potentially leaving you stranded with no way to actuate the clutch. A lot of times you might not find the same line on the brake side because if the brake lever does break off, you can still utilize the foot brake to get to your destination.
While the inclusion of a break point on the clutch and brake lever is a smart idea and can come in hand in an emergency, ASV Inventions came up with an even better idea when the company introduced its unbreakable levers
. Devised with a unique pivot design that allows the lever to rotate forward as it makes contact with the ground or whatever the bike smacks into, instead of breaking the lever simply moves with the impact and then springs back into position. This creative feature will not only save you frustration and anger after a crash but it will also save you money, as you won’t have to buy a new lever or levers.
Actually the pivot design isn’t the only benefit; all the ASV levers also feature an adjustable reach allowing riders to easily adjust the distance from the blade to the handlebar according to their hand size/grip. This makes for a more universal fitment for a wide range of riders. Then, if for some reason things do go wrong, or the levers need some TLC, you can completely rebuild them.
ASV offers its levers for a wide variety of applications ranging from dirt bikes and ATVs, to street bikes, in an assortment of styles; F1, F3, C/5, and C/6 Series depending on your mode of transportation. And if for some reason things go really bad, you don’t have to fret because ASV has a solid guarantee accompanying its varying levers with the numbers 1, 3, 5, and 6 corresponding to the numbers of years they guarantee against breakage.
If you’re looking for affordability and something really close to your stock dirt bike lever
you’ll want to check out the F1 Series. Forged from 6061 aluminum, and featuring a slimmer blade, this is ASV’s base model and least expensive lever. For those who want even more out of their clutch lever, ASV offers the F3 Series with its innovative Pro Perch (pictured on the right). The Pro Perch connects to the ASV motorcycle clutch lever
and allows you to quickly and easily adjust the play in your clutch cable as you ride to get better performance out of your machine.
To beef up ATV brake levers
and clutch levers, ASV provides the F3 Series in a Pair Pack. Like all ASV levers, the F3 series is comprised of steel precision bearings, a chrome silicon spring, and stainless steel fasteners.
Street bike owners might be interested in ASV’s C/5 Sport Series which comes with a 5 year guarantee, and is offered in a matte black, gold, or raw billet finish to coordinate with a wide range of bikes. And if you need to replace one or both of your motorcycle levers ASV has both clutch and brake levers for street bikes as well.
No matter if it’s two or four wheels, if you are new to riding or tired of staring at your broken clutch or brake lever ASV lnventions offers a clever line of levers, that could save you time, money, and frustration down the road…or trail.