Adjustable levers

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Adjustable levers

Post by Redhot »

Just a heads up on lever swap for anyone contemplating adjustable levers, which I couldn't find for the 1500. Despite large hands I found original levers a bit of a reach, bearable but not great. I have now fitted aftermarket (Chinese?) gl1800 adjustable levers to my gl1500. There is a very slight gap on brake lever trigger actuating the micro switches for the brake lights. A bit of electrical tape wrapped around trigger easily sorted this. A bit of JB weld weld to pad trigger out a mm would also do the trick. Other than that, they have been an excellent swap.

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Re: Adjustable levers

Post by Stew »

Good info, thank you!
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Post by miked19 »

Do you have a link to the levers that you used?
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Post by Limpy45 »

I had both a gl1800 and my current ride a 99 gl1500 at the same time for a while. So one day I decided to see if the 1800 levers would fit the 1500. Yes the clutch lever fit quite nicely. I did not try the brake side as that is a bit more time consuming to try. I would think oem levers would fit nicely without any modifications.

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