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They are awsome!
Patrick did us well and you might consider them. They are just more comfortable than stock and improve braking performance.
Unfortunately you have to split the bar cover to install them. I had to do this anyway to remove the Pods and had issues going back together. Patrick helped me via email and was very patient.
Thanks Again

P.S. I prefer Bitubo shocks. Although thats all I ever had. They work very well and look good in the meantime.
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Have them on mine and aren't they awesome? Enjoy
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Hi Judy.
I heard you got the first or second pair.
I modified my 2007 LX150 to the max.
All Iv'e done to the 2012 are the Euro Turn Signal Kit and the Levers.
No plans to do anything else. It runs great!
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I want some but I am not sure that either the SC or 'Beo use lever parts in common with other Piaggio products like a LX or GTS...
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I think i got the first pair and they had to modify the right one ( i think it was the right) because it didn't fit. Patrick and Rich are awesome.
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They are in fact awesome.

Wouldn't go back.
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I I just installed a set of black ones on my GTV this weekend and they really increase the comfort level by lots. I can now ride with two fingers on the levers when I am in traffic. They are really easy to install on the GTV 250/300 because all the hardware is right there in front of you. One tip, though: There are two small washers on the stock levers that need to be transferred to the new Dog Legs, they fit inside the recess above and below the screw hole. Just hold them in place with a dab of grease when you install the awesome new levers.
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judy wrote:
I think i got the first pair
But I had the first pair installed on a LX/S.

GT rear brake.
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bluecloud wrote:
judy wrote:
I think i got the first pair
But I had the first pair installed on a LX/S.

GT rear brake.
I had half a set on our LX for the past year and a half, I got the second LX rear lever out of that first batch.

I do have the plastic prototypes in my desk drawer though.

Glad they are well liked
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I have 'em on my 300 and they rock...! Definitely an awesome upgrade (and pretty easy to do too!)

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Love them too since they were installed on my GT200
Great easy mod
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This is what I wanted to hear...
I've been thinking of getting a set for my 300GTS. My hands are probably only just average size for a male and the standard levers are just a wee bit wide.

Now I'm sold, especially as the installation on my scooter will be easy.
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Just ordered them!
Will be the first modification since buying my scooter brand new 15 months ago. The 300s are that good straight out of the box.

Really looking forward to fitting them now.
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I've had the dog leg levers on my scooter since they were first available. I'm not sure I could live without them. They are great for those of us who wear size small or XS gloves.
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Any images?
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They are serious safety feature. I can ride comfortably with my fingures sitting over the brakes which cuts down reaction time. I wonder why they aren't a standard item? Surely they don't cost more to manufacture and fit.
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Scootergirl
You can find images at OopsClunkThud.
I agree with Monit about the safety issue.
Probably the best safety mods you can do to the LX are the Levers and aftermarket shocks.
Stock levers are hard to reach and stock shocks are mushy and non-responsive........(IMO)

Bitubo shocks (bias),Levers and Euro Turn Signal Kit. Thats all it needs
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Have the sip ones on my p200 and love em.
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Here's a pic of them SCOOTERGIRL. They really are worth it. PATRICK i hope you and RICH had the first ones.
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Thanks for the reminder - just placed an order for my GTS
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love mine an easy mod and perfect for my little girly hands.
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I have big hands, Who'd have thunk it,
My girlfriend has them on her scooter though.

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I too will be placing an order soon. I want them!! Are they difficult to install on an et4?
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Here's a pic of them SCOOTERGIRL. They really are worth it. PATRICK i hope you and RICH had the first ones.
Thanks Judy!
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Pics
All these posts and no pics on the scoot, somebody help us out, the site doesn't have pics of them mounted up...Any help appreciated...
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Re: Pics
strongislander wrote:
All these posts and no pics on the scoot, somebody help us out, the site doesn't have pics of them mounted up...Any help appreciated...
They don't look radically different than the stock levers though they do look better. It's one of the cheapest, best mods you can make to your scooter.
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will they fit the ET4? and is their a link to a website I'm unaware of? thanks.
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Here's a shot of the LX lever installed from this thread

Dogleg levers for the LX/ET

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The LX levers may fit the ET but but I've not tried it. It's important that they not only physically fit, but also that the ergonomics is correct.
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I just thought I'd put my two cents worth in. I've had a few mods done and, without a doubt, dogleg levers was the best one and did the most to make scootering more pleasurable. Unless you've got a pair of real meathooks, they make a big difference.
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I just ordered a pair of these (the black ones), waiting for delivery.
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I love the Dogleg levers. Another great modification is to remove the silly "Pod" front turn signals and move them down to the running lights with the kit from Scooterworks. They are much brighter.
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Corebiker wrote:
I just ordered a pair of these (the black ones), waiting for delivery.
Those look awesome, but... well, they kind of look a bit hard to use once you actually mount them on the bike. I'm not so sure this is an improvement.

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Here's a pic showing why dogleg levers are useful in general. (These are the oopsclunkthud version).

I don't think you could do this with the PM Tuning version. The first third half of the lever seems to be taken up by the adjustment mechanism.
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jess wrote:
Here's a pic showing why dogleg levers are useful in general. (These are the oopsclunkthud version).

I don't think you could do this with the PM Tuning version. The first third half of the lever seems to be taken up by the adjustment mechanism.
This is the most helpful image/post so far on this topic. When looking at the levers, I couldn't figure out how they would be a benefit. Conceptually I got it, but there didn't seem to be much of a difference. Now it's absolutely clear.

Thanks Jess!
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They are just more comfortable . The edges are cantered instead of rounded giving you a better grip. Really a major improvment and they don't cost much. Splitting the head set to install them is a different story
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jess wrote:
Here's a pic showing why dogleg levers are useful in general. (These are the oopsclunkthud version).

I don't think you could do this with the PM Tuning version. The first third half of the lever seems to be taken up by the adjustment mechanism.
Jess, what brand are the hand guards? My muffs are off now until next fall but I need to add something to give some support to my Hippo Hands and those look like they'd be perfect.
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Scutrbrau wrote:
Jess, what brand are the hand guards? My muffs are off now until next fall but I need to add something to give some support to my Hippo Hands and those look like they'd be perfect.
They're made by Acerbis:

http://www.amazon.com/Acerbis-2171680001-Dual-Black-Handguard/dp/B003112D0A/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1332360073&sr=8-6
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So is the improvement mostly for people with smaller hands or is it noticeable for anyone regardless?
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sticky, I've got large hands and they were an improvement for me. It's got to be about the most subtle looking modification out there, but the change in feel is dramatic.
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jess wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Jess, what brand are the hand guards? My muffs are off now until next fall but I need to add something to give some support to my Hippo Hands and those look like they'd be perfect.
They're made by Acerbis:

http://www.amazon.com/Acerbis-2171680001-Dual-Black-Handguard/dp/B003112D0A/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1332360073&sr=8-6
Whoa! No wonder I hadn't seen that brand before. I was looking at too low a price range. They'll certainly do the trick, though.
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