Inverted Control Levers Are Back

inverted-lever1invertedleverbisI don’t need to explain why they are again so popular. But apparently, not many of you know where to buy a set of inverted levers. So, here an address where you can find them in 2 versions, smooth and teardrop finned designs. They are available for 7/8” and 1” handlebars, the levers hooking up to standard controls cables running through the bars. Maund Speed Equipment.

11 Responses to “Inverted Control Levers Are Back”

  1. 1 jatinder pal May 21st, 2009 at 2:30 am

    I like them,and intend on using them in future on my bikes.

  2. 2 Steve Kelly May 21st, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Funny, I just shot a chopper that has this type of set up built by Jake Smith of Ultra Violence, Hollywood, CA. Jake trained under Russell Mitchell at Exile Cycles before going off and doing his own cool stuff. Look out for Jake’s latest chopper with inverted levers sometime soon in European custom magazines in Spain, Italy, France and the UK, oh, and The Horse in the US!

  3. 3 Scout May 21st, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Jake rocks!

  4. 4 Rock Star May 21st, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    not so good when you have a get off

  5. 5 Mike Greenwald May 21st, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Rock Star,

    “not so good when you have a get off”

    Which ones are good for that?

  6. 6 Rock Star May 22nd, 2009 at 11:34 am
  7. 7 Nicker May 23rd, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    These things were real populate in the 30’s and 40’s.
    So what happened…?

    “…not so good when you have a get off…”

    Spot on.
    With more than just casual experience at on the road get-offs……. 🙁
    Le-me assure ya, a bent lever that still actuates the clutch will get ya home.

    But when the fulcrum for pulling the cable hits the stereo first, the best you can hope for is “Flintstoning” your way away through intersections.

    While that’s doable on a light Brit or Italian bike….
    it’s probably a show stopper with a big cruiser.


  8. 8 Mike Greenwald May 24th, 2009 at 9:17 am

    The ergonomic/physical advantage was superior for the bar end pivot point at one time. The disadvantage of mechanical failure after a get off or drop is significant.

    I am not certain that the advantages to either are relevant to any rider without looking further into the riding or parking styles of the individual rider.

  9. 9 Todd8080 May 24th, 2009 at 2:43 pm


    ● Cannot be used for brake cable with internal throttle

    ● Feels odd to the hand (strongest fingers must reach further)

    ● Increases overall handlebar width

    ● Makes lubing cable difficult

    Conclusion: Different doesn’t necessarily equal better.

  10. 10 Lyle May 25th, 2009 at 11:08 am

    They look good on cafe racers and some European bikes. You can get them for about $70/set from any Chang Jang dealer or some better ones from vintage BMW shops. Hiding the cable in the bars requires less lubrication and it’s not as suceptable to road grime. The bikes that I’ve rode using factory outboard controls felt good to the hand. I’m going to use them on one of myy guzzi projects and on my Ural whenever I get around to revamping it. Although I haven’t seen Maund’s controls personally, I have seen soome of his other stuff and it’s good quality.

  11. 11 terry birmingham Apr 9th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    i need inverted clutch and brake levers for my triumph 7/8 bars, do you carry them and how much?

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