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Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by Arjo_Savage, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Still trying to figure my bike out.. its a kawasaki zx2r 250cc 1988 and it has a dial on each handlebar with the numbers 1 through to 5 on it.. can someone explain what these dials are and what they do please?

  2. You mean a dial at the hinge of the levers? If yes, then these are lever adjusters.

    Put up a pic maybe?
  3. Sounds like reach adjustment. The different numbers represent different distances between the bar and the lever - try them all to you find what's most comfortable for you.
  4. So does it adjust the strength of the brakes when i apply them?? ie: pull on the brakes a lil and i brake hard?
  5. No, it simply adjusts how far the lever sits from the bar. It's a comfort thing.

    The only effect it might have on the strength or operation of your brakes/clutch is if you adjust it in toward the bars too far and you can no longer get full effect before the lever hits your other fingers/bar. Shouldn't be the case though.