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Old Apr 19th 2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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LighTech Lever Review

"LighTech is the leading manufacturer of Italian Racing Components, and provide racing products and technical support to top racers such as World Superbike Champions Troy Bayliss, Troy Corser, Noriyuki Haga, Michel Fabrizio, Casey Stoner and many more. Passion, Experience, Innovation... these are LighTech's guiding principals and can be found in every product made by LighTech. Whether you're a top World Superbike Champion or a street rider, there's a high quality LighTech component for your motorcycling needs."

Edit: My original install left a hell of a lot of play in the lever. The only apparent adjustment that could be made was for the reach. However--there are some carefully camouflaged bolts that allow you to set lever travel in the form of a headless allen bolt that is used to adjust the amount of lever travel before the brakes engage. I loosened it, threaded it in another few mms, tightened the hex bolt securing it and voila, stock-like lever travel. After making the changes, though, the brake light stayed on. There's another screw at the bottom that controls an adjustable rudder. Simply loosened that, set it to a proper engagement (and disengagement) point with the brake switch and viola.

I'll post pics, etc. detailing the install soon.
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Old Apr 19th 2013, 01:29 AM   #2
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Could you exchange the pins by pushing the sleeve out?
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Thanx for a great review. Safety is definitely something to think about when considering upgrades.
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Old Apr 19th 2013, 06:40 AM   #4
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I'm not sure about the light tech but at lot of after market levers I found are setup for a master cylinder that is uses the 32/36 braker caliper piston and brake lines that puts out a lot more pressure to the brake pistons. The Pani uses a 30mm piston on its Monoblock 50 and it's MC is is set up for it which puts out less pressure. Even though atermarket levers look cool on the bike it won't give you the true braking feel you should be getting. Thanks for the post Antihero.
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Originally Posted by Jariva View Post
Could you exchange the pins by pushing the sleeve out?
Unfortunately, no.
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Old Apr 19th 2013, 08:35 AM   #6
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DP Levers to me are the only ones worth a shit on this bike.
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DP Levers to me are the only ones worth a shit on this bike.
Are there similar safety issues/concerns with the DP?
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Pictures of your hand on the brake lever while in the riding position would emphasize your point more clearly. But the fact you took any pics and the time to warn others is the important takeaway here. Thanks Anti-
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Originally Posted by ymikkel View Post
Are there similar safety issues/concerns with the DP?
Not that I can tell or see.

I will check out the pins when I get a chance.
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Originally Posted by AlohaMark View Post
Pictures of your hand on the brake lever while in the riding position would emphasize your point more clearly. But the fact you took any pics and the time to warn others is the important takeaway here. Thanks Anti-
Yeah, after I posted it up I realized it would have been much better had I put on my gloves and pinched my fingers before taking a pic.

It's just insane that a reputable vendor would even sell such a product. 1 simple change is all it would take. For now, I'd say that if you are going to upgrade levers, DP is the way to go. A few other vendors products have the same issue as the LighTech levers. Too much play. Needless to say, I won't be going with LighTech rearsets.
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