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Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« on: July 08, 2013, 10:51:35 pm »
A few years back, my wife bought a set of genuine Pazzo levers for my Triumph ($179, and yes, she is fabulous).  Of course, about 20 minutes after they showed up, eBay started listing knockoffs for about $30.

Well, I like those Pazzos very much, so I decided to try the Chazzos on the Connie.  Took a while for them to get here, but they're very nice, they fit perfectly and mounted right up in a couple minutes.  The main attraction of this type lever is the fine adjustments to move the lever into a position that's "just right".  Were the Pazzo levers worth $179?  Not really, though they are Pure Motorcycle Decadence.  For around $30 though, the "Chazzos" are very nice indeed, and there're LOTS of color choices!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170836082190?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

DISCLAIMER:  No, I'm not getting any backhanders from Hong Kong, I just wanted to pass on a good deal to my fellow COGers.

Titanium colored lever, black adjuster, regular length.
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 11:06:58 pm »
Nice, at 30 some odd bucks.

Is there a notch in your lever, or am I seeing things in your pic?

Edit: Indeed, looking at some of the listings on e-bay, there is a notch, I guess to prevent damage to the master in the event the lever contacts the ground:
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 11:27:28 pm »
OOOOOOOHHHHHH!   SHINY!!!!
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 11:50:18 pm »


Is there a notch in your lever, or am I seeing things in your pic?



The notch allows the end to break off in a tip over or light crash. It may allow you to still have a lever to get you home.

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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 11:55:17 pm »
That happened to me this spring and I rode it home with the brake lever bent about 90degrees... made left turns in the parking lot very tricky!
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 12:42:10 am »
OOOOOOOHHHHHH!   SHINY!!!!

Matt,  lol  love it.
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 06:35:53 am »
I had a set on my old C10, and really liked the feel of them
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2013, 12:26:59 pm »
And to think I thought I was almost done farkling...

Thanks Easy. Looks like a decent deal for 30 bucks.
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2013, 04:57:08 am »
Darnit!


My 'inexpensive bike' isn't so inexpensive if this keeps up...
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2013, 11:13:56 am »
Question for someone that has these, is there a brass insert at the pivot point? It doesn't appear that they have any kind of bushing there.
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2013, 02:21:26 pm »
No brass, but my stockers didn't have it either.
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2013, 03:44:38 pm »
Stockers do have brass inserts.
They wear out and get sloppy. I pressed mine out and turned them 45 degrees. Now they are not sloppy.
I also  have the very same Pazzo knock offs. I like them.
I remember having to do a little bit of grinding to the return limiter on the lever where it hits the switch.
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2013, 06:21:08 pm »
Stockers do have brass inserts.

I would concur.
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2013, 02:02:49 am »
Question to anyone using these.  Just installed a pair.  The brake went on with no problem.  Did not use the brass insert from the OEM.  The clutch was a problem if you use the stocker bushing with the hole that the clutch pushrod inserts into.  It goes on OK without it. 

My question to anyone using these is are you using the stocker clutch bushing with the hole that the clutch pushrod fits into or did you install without it? Any issues operating without it?
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2013, 02:30:08 pm »
ewwww...the blue would go well with the Sonic Blue. :)
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2013, 10:32:04 pm »
ewwww...the blue would go well with the Sonic Blue. :)




See, I wasn't sure whether it would be the blue, or the chrome for the sonic blue........


Just go ahead and order them, I will live vicariously through you, and then after you post pics, i will order. :)) :)) :))

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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2013, 03:47:33 am »
ewwww...the blue would go well with the Sonic Blue. :)




See, I wasn't sure whether it would be the blue, or the chrome for the sonic blue........


Just go ahead and order them, I will live vicariously through you, and then after you post pics, i will order. :)) :)) :))

They're only 30 bucks...Im half tempted. I must ponder upon this further.  >:D
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2013, 03:25:32 pm »
I'm kind of tempted too.  Need to wait for my J-Box to come back and make sure I don't need to spend more money to keep it running.  Then...farkles!

I'd love to go a color, but I'm also thinking about repainting... *ponders*
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 04:12:05 am »
+1 on the Chazzos. I had a pair on my last bike and really liked them. Some complained about the colored ones fading over time. I had the shiny silver ones with a black adjuster and it did not fade. The adjustability was great! FWIW.

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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2014, 03:50:00 pm »
Hi, will those fit a 1987 c10?

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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2014, 09:06:42 pm »
all C10's had the same levers

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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2014, 11:47:23 pm »
Been running a pair for a few months now. Work good, cheap, very adjustable on the fly.
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2014, 01:53:31 am »
Question to anyone using these.  Just installed a pair.  The brake went on with no problem.  Did not use the brass insert from the OEM.  The clutch was a problem if you use the stocker bushing with the hole that the clutch pushrod inserts into.  It goes on OK without it. 

My question to anyone using these is are you using the stocker clutch bushing with the hole that the clutch pushrod fits into or did you install without it? Any issues operating without it?


I use the stock busing.  Did need a little press to get it in.  Hope you give it another try.

Like the clutch side especially; saving lots of efforts to pull in the level.

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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2014, 12:34:21 pm »
These are sold as pairs?
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Re: Chinese Pazzo lever knockoffs
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2014, 03:15:44 pm »
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