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Jun 7, 2008

Sunline ARC Lever, ODI Grips For Dirt Bikes

I have had a lot of experience with broken levers and grips that don't hold up and slide around on the bar. This time I decided to try clamp-on grips by ODI and Sunline ARC break-away levers. The grips are actually molded to aluminum clamps on the clutch side that can be tightened with an allen wrench and on the throttle side the grip and the throttle tube are molded as one piece instead of two separate pieces so it will never slide around on the throttle tube or come off the bar until they are removed. The ends of the grips mount to the end of the bar and are hard plastic so the bar doesn't simply poke through the grip on impact. I've dumped the bike on it's side repeatedly with these grips and they have held up very well. They have paid for themselves and more. The levers are spring loaded to break-away without breaking. The brake lever pictured breaks away in only a single direction then, but the whole assembly will spin on the bar if needed. The clutch lever, still to come, will break away in three directions. I actually prefer this design over the more complex levers that break away in multiple directions. I have bent the other type, but not these. The grips were around $20 and the levers around $50 each, but as I said, it has been well worth the extra money for me.


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