ASV levers on 06 450 LE ?

15 replies to this topic
  • jgerdi

Posted March 14, 2006 - 11:41 AM


First; Is it worth the extra $$ to go with F5 instead of the F3 or F1?
SECOND; Does the perch make a difference?
THIRD; Having the yellow LE should I get blue,red,black or chrome?

  • aedwards07

Posted March 14, 2006 - 12:44 PM


I would get rev levers.

IMO the ASV perch is not an upgrade from the stock yamaha perch.THe only think is that it has more bling.I would just get the lever and save the extra cash.I think the only clutch perch that is really an upgrade from stock is the works connection elite perch.

  • jgerdi

Posted March 14, 2006 - 01:04 PM


Thanks . I kinda thought that. But is there a real difference in the f5 f3 and f1 quality and performance?

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted March 14, 2006 - 04:09 PM


I have the F3( I think), they use the stock perches, its just the lever change. Yes, it was definatley worth it. You really cant break them, I know, as I have tested this many times. :thumbsup: As far as color, thats your call man, go with what you like. I have black.

  • riderman329

Posted March 14, 2006 - 04:54 PM


i have a Pro Circut clutch pearch, that thing is so sweet!!!, and the F3 levers in black on my bike!!

black and chrome would look the best! red would stand out and blue would look good if you have blue graphics on the bike!

  • ray51

Posted March 14, 2006 - 07:28 PM


I have a set on my bike and the F5 made it lot easier when it comes to pulling the lever in(way easy than stock) I bought mine through ebay. They were blems. The only thing wrong with one was the ASV name was i little light in color.Thats what makes them blems.(And way cheaper)

  • dbehr624

Posted March 14, 2006 - 08:15 PM


How are the GYTR ones.

GYTR clutch

GYTR brake :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • B86_Racer

Posted March 14, 2006 - 09:49 PM


The ASV levers can and will break. I've seen it. They do, however, come with a warranty against breakage and will definitely hold up alot better than stock levers.

The C5 series comes with a 5-year warranty, F3 series with a 3-year warranty and the F1 series with only a 1-year warranty.

I'd base which set I got off of how long I would probably keep the bike. Part of what you pay for the is warranty. :thumbsup:

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  • Drfletcherdc

Posted March 14, 2006 - 10:19 PM


I had C5s on my 05 250 and really liked them. However I just put some F3s on 06 450 and like them the same. I never broke a C5 but I did curl it up like a curly cue. Looked like something out of Dr. Seuss. I bent it back with vise grips and it worked just fine. The F3s are really nice with the rotating perch on both the clutch and brake. I also like the shorter levers than the stock. If you have a LE, then chose black.

  • aedwards07

Posted March 15, 2006 - 01:00 PM


I would get the GYTR levers before the ASV ones anyday.I just dont like how the ASV feel.The GYTR ones are the same as the Sunline/ARC billet levers.IMO they are much better quality.

  • Ga426owner

Posted March 15, 2006 - 01:06 PM


I just bought the new works connection Elite Pro Perch with hot start. It is much beefier than the Pro Perch - I have both. I will be surprised if I ever bend or break this lever. I have never tried the ASV's - I am sure they are nice....but my Elite is bad to the bone.... :thumbsup:

  • brian389

Posted March 16, 2006 - 08:49 AM


I got a package of 2 (clutch and brake) on sale for $70 from Motosport Outlet. You have to use washers on the clutch side to shim up the difference in the width of the lever, but they work fine. Went with standard chrome to save money.

  • mxcrazy8080

Posted March 16, 2006 - 09:49 AM


I just bought the new works connection Elite Pro Perch with hot start. It is much beefier than the Pro Perch - I have both. I will be surprised if I ever bend or break this lever. I have never tried the ASV's - I am sure they are nice....but my Elite is bad to the bone.... :thumbsup:

Sure you break it, the lever doesn't bend back like the asv levers do. its just a really nice perch.

Now i just bought full F3 set up and it works awesome. Someone said its like stock, HOW? thumb mounted hot start, collar to slip up when hit, fully seal pivot bearings, not to mention 3 year warranty, anodizing and shorty levers.

I went with the F3 "Pro perch" set because the C5 seemed to pricey for what your getting (especially the brake lever, pretty much the same as the F3) and i only plan on keeping them for about 2 years (until i sell the bike) and then selling them, and getting a new set. The F1 didn't make the cut because there is no "quick adjust clutch" or hot start (but for more$ i think you can get a rotator clamp that has one). And also just because I like to make by bike stand out as much as possible :bonk:, the f1 just look stock.

anyone looking for a set (especially Canadians :thumbsup: ) check out Keith's a good guy who will give you a good deal on everything he sells.

  • aedwards07

Posted March 16, 2006 - 05:05 PM


I will agree that the Works Connection Elite perch is at the top of the list as far as clutch perches go.I have it on my 250f and my 450f and couldnt be happier.I have had them for about 5 months and the lever still isnt bent or have any slop in it.

  • joshb

Posted March 16, 2006 - 05:30 PM


I run an F3 clutch lever with the stock perch. I broke it once but Asv is good with warranties so I got a new lever. On the brake side I have a C5. I like these levers better because the springs seem stiffer and they are powdercoated and have a little grip. The F3 is anodized and offers no grip. Get C5's in black :thumbsup:

  • mxcrazy8080

Posted March 16, 2006 - 07:50 PM


i pretty sure the c5s arn't powdercoated. looks like they just heat treat the metal and then anodize it (like renthal handle bars)

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