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Input on Pazzo adjustable levers

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by misterwes31, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. misterwes31

    misterwes31 Just got it firing!

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    Hi all, I was able to find a couple of threads about Pazzo from the past but hoping to dig a little deeper.

    I'm looking to get adjustable levers. I have short fingers and my left hand gets too sore too quickly when riding and right hand, too, just not quite as much. Looking to get levers I can bring closer to me. Recently watched a youtube video on "proper fitting" of a bike and it really opened my eyes and realized my levers are really messing with me.

    I have v7 iii special.

    So here goes:

    Are pazzo the best options? any good alternatives i should consider?

    Pazzo has regular levers and shorties. I've read conflicting info. Some say shorties aren't great because it makes the clutch too heavy. Others say it's great. Anyone have first hand experience?
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I have the Pazzo brake lever on my V7 III Anniversario and love it. I went with the long lever and find it perfect. I would say I have average sized hands and it fits well. I keep it on the tightest position with normal gloves and open it up one or two clicks with my heavy cold weather gloves.

    My only regret is not getting the clutch lever at the same time. But it's on my list.
     
  3. subin

    subin Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    It looks like Pazzo is the only name brand that offers adjustable levers for Moto Guzzi V7 III. Unless, you want to try the inexpensive copies on eBay. I have no experience with those, so I don't know about their quality.

    I have been riding using two-finger on levers for about 15 years now and have the Pazzo shorty on the 2012 Ducati Monster 796 for more than 7 years. These have been working great for me. One advantage of the short lever is that if the bike went down, the short levers are likely to survive, so you have a better chance to be able to continue to operate the bike.
    You could also move the perch with the long lever an inch or two inward to reduce the chance of damaging the lever if the bike went down. Move the perch in enough, so the ball end of the lever is about 1" from the end of the handle bar. Another option is to get the folding levers.

    On my 2019 V7 III, with 250 miles, the stock levers are fine for my medium size hands with slightly short fingers and I can still do two-finger on the levers. The clutch is fairly easy for me to pull in.

    If you are pulling in the lever with all fingers and your arms would get tire easily, check the clutch cable's operation as you may need to lube the cable. The adjustable levers should be able to help you with the reach. I would go with the long levers, to give you more leverage. The angle of the levers is also important, with your in your riding position on the bike, extend your fingers toward the levers and your forearm to your fingers should form a straight line. In case you have not seen this, here is a great video about how to setup the levers
     
  4. dk1six

    dk1six Just got it firing! GT Famiglia

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    A month and a half later you might have already got a set of levers, ( I just joined and this is my first Moto Guzzi).

    I installed a set of Pazzo levers today got them here with a few other bits but I went for the short levers, I put them on everything although I've always used CRG I like the shorties. Something about the long levers that to me anyway gives me a sense of too much vertical movement the further you get towards the tip, probably me. I have small hands and with the adjusters I can set them just right and they're comfortable and they're all still mounted.

    I like the Pazzos the quality is fitting for the bike.

    I'm not sure what else is available for levers but it seems to me there isn't a lot of upgrades for the 2020 MY yet outside of the MG catalog, HB and here at GT.
     
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  5. Bert Remington

    Bert Remington Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    I too like the Pazzo levers on my Rosso Rovente V7 III Stone. I have Red levers with Purple adjusters and per Todd's recommendation they are long. To get maximum clutch disengagement I run the left lever at 6 and because I like two fingers on my brake lever I run it at 2. I wear a Large glove size.

    If you aren't finding upgrades even for the 2020 MY you aren't trying hard.

    Two safety upgrades I suggest you make immediately. (1) Replace the turn signal bulbs with Amber LED RY10Ws. Make sure the pin offset is 150 degrees and the bulb length is not much if any longer than the dim 10W incandescent. (2) Replace the tail/brake light with a Red LED 1157. Yeah your license plate will be Pinkish at night but I doubt your BPD will care any more than my SDPD does.

    WRT other upgrades, one consideration is available accessory power. The 2017-2019 III alternators are 268W capacity and the 2020 is probably the same.
     
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    DeadEye High Miler

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    Excellent !
     

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