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Probably not the most ground breaking post, and most likely has already been covered by others...

After a couple of short rides, I decided to replace the clutch and brake control levers with adjustable ones. For my benefit, I feel that I have more control of the bike with the levers closer to the grips. In a trip to the local Honda toy store, I compared the control levers on the F6B and the F6C. The levers looked nearly identical, so I ordered a set of adjustable levers for the F6A/B from Valor motorsports. (although they can be ordered from your local Honda dealer...)

To my pleasant surprise they installed easily with no modifications necessary. now the control levers are fully adjustable up to 5 different settings, and provide a level of comfort and feeling of better control. Also noted, the clutch and brake switches work perfectly without any need for modification. (there is no adjustment available on these micro-switches...)

If anyone is interested, I will upload pics of the two levers side by side and post installation pics as well.

Hope this adds something worth reading for the forum members.

Thanks,
Gil
 

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Thanks Gil, I for one would am absolutely interested in possibly purchasing a set for myself. I have really short fingers and they are a reach for me.
 

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Hi Gil,

I would be interested in the pix as well. Do you have the year and/or part numbers. I'm especially interested in the adjustable clutch lever.

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I bought adjustable levers on eBay. I searched for recent Goldwing levers and had no problem to install. Used levers are good enough far less expensive than the EOM and absolutely identical so why bother ?
 

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I just ordered an OEM adjustable clutch side lever ( Item #53180-MCA-305 ) from Honda East of Toledo for $30 plus shipping.

Pretty good price if you ask me. For some reason I don't have any trouble with the brake side but the clutch lever is a reach for my short fingers.
 

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I have an F6B, and when I test drove an F6C, I loved the levers.
I inquired to the parts dep't at the dealer, and of course I found out that F6C levers will not fit an F6B.
I ended up with Showchrome adjustable fat chrome levers for my F6B. I wish the F6C levers had fit.
The part # is Showchrome 18-111BC
 

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That's kind of weird.....

Why do Goldwing levers fit F6Bs and Valkyries but F6B levers don't fit Valkyries?

I bought a short set of "Goldwing" levers on Ebay just to try them. Probably made in China and they weren't expensive. They didn't fit. Well.... they mostly fit. You had to grind a little tab off one but they had to much slack between the piston and levers. They just kind of flopped around. I thought about drilling, tapping, and screwing a small thin headed screw in them that I could grind down until it fit right but...... I was too lazy.

I just went back to stock.
 

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That's kind of weird.....

Why do Goldwing levers fit F6Bs and Valkyries but F6B levers don't fit Valkyries?

I bought a short set of "Goldwing" levers on Ebay just to try them. Probably made in China and they weren't expensive. They didn't fit. Well.... they mostly fit. You had to grind a little tab off one but they had to much slack between the piston and levers. They just kind of flopped around. I thought about drilling, tapping, and screwing a small thin headed screw in them that I could grind down until it fit right but...... I was too lazy.

I just went back to stock.
That's what I was wondering also mrtappan and I haven't received my lever yet to find out if it will work or not.
 

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Probably not the most ground breaking post, and most likely has already been covered by others...

After a couple of short rides, I decided to replace the clutch and brake control levers with adjustable ones. For my benefit, I feel that I have more control of the bike with the levers closer to the grips. In a trip to the local Honda toy store, I compared the control levers on the F6B and the F6C. The levers looked nearly identical, so I ordered a set of adjustable levers for the F6A/B from Valor motorsports. (although they can be ordered from your local Honda dealer...)

To my pleasant surprise they installed easily with no modifications necessary. now the control levers are fully adjustable up to 5 different settings, and provide a level of comfort and feeling of better control. Also noted, the clutch and brake switches work perfectly without any need for modification. (there is no adjustment available on these micro-switches...)

If anyone is interested, I will upload pics of the two levers side by side and post installation pics as well.

Hope this adds something worth reading for the forum members.

Thanks,
Gil

Please do! Thanks!:)
 

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These were basically the ones I bought:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-Aluminu...ash=item19f6a23b0b:g:5KsAAOSwiLdV-o4R&vxp=mtr


They didn't work well. Really, if you're not lazy like me then they probably would have worked out in the end but I didn't feel like messing with it. Like the old saying: A cobbler always wears worn shoes because he's too busy fixing them for everyone else. I don't have the time to waste messing with my own stuff.
 

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You're right, they are made in china and like most chinese corps, quality is all over the place. You never know what you're gonna get with them. It could be "perfect fit" or "close enough for gov't work."
I generally won't do business with a place that makes me pay return shipping for defective merchandise. That's a good indicator that you're getting junk.
 

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Clutch Lever?

Hi I would like to replace my clutch lever on my 2014 Valkyrie and wanted to know what model of bike you are refering to in the part number you supplied. My local dealer said a lever from a 2006 Goldwing may work but they cant be sure until it is ordered in and paid for. Don't really want to purchase a lever that won't fit so if you could clarify the adjustable lever for me I would appreciate it.

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no,not the wing levers

A gold wing clutch lever will not fit unless you modify the lever. The tab hanging downward for the cruise cancel switch must be cut off first. I was able to temporarily install a new gold wing brake lever on my F6C. 1st its a loose fit about a half millimeter play at the master cylinder push rod. The stock lever has no such play. The levers are different shapes. The gold wing lever is adjustable but it will not adjust any closer than the Val's stock lever. So if you were hoping the wing levers would be closer, they are not. Someone with big paws may like that they can be adjusted much farther out.
In the pictures you can see that I have after market heated grips but they are the same diameter as the stockers. The goldwing lever is adjusted to its closest setting no.5 .
 

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GL1800C levers = VTX1800R levers

The GL1800C control levers were basically taken off the Honda VTX1800R and the VTX1800S models. So an after market lever search for these more common models may give more options.
 

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A gold wing clutch lever will not fit unless you modify the lever. The tab hanging downward for the cruise cancel switch must be cut off first. I was able to temporarily install a new gold wing brake lever on my F6C. 1st its a loose fit about a half millimeter play at the master cylinder push rod. The stock lever has no such play. The levers are different shapes. The gold wing lever is adjustable but it will not adjust any closer than the Val's stock lever. So if you were hoping the wing levers would be closer, they are not. Someone with big paws may like that they can be adjusted much farther out.
In the pictures you can see that I have after market heated grips but they are the same diameter as the stockers. The goldwing lever is adjusted to its closest setting no.5 .
Great, thanks for the advice. Looks like I will need another solution.

Dave
 
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