Clake Pro Lever
The Pro Lever is an easy clutch with reduced pull combined with a hand-operated rear brake. Like the Clake 2, it uses our special mechanism for the clutch to have a reduced pull but with no extra lever travel needed. Unlike the Clake 2, the Pro Lever features just the one lever which first disengages the clutch, then progressively applies the rear brake.
In any situations where less rear brake is wanted, a simple sideways pressure on the lever automatically reduces application of the rear brake. The ergonomics of this lever ensure that riders can start experiencing the many benefits of the Pro Lever within minutes.
Like the Clake 2, the Pro Lever if fully adjustable through a range of profiled cams, and also greatly reduces stalling – any time you use the rear brake the clutch is automatically disengaged and it has become a popular alternative to auto-clutches for riders who still want to have full control over their clutch.
Advantages Of The Clake Pro Lever
- Even simpler operation than the Clake Two.
- Ability to easily reduce the amount of rear brake by applying inward pressure to the lever.
- Easy clutch for less arm pump, single finger use and better grip on the bars.
- Anti-stall as the clutch disengages before the rear brake applies.
- Right leg off the peg for stability when braking into right hand corners.
- Your right foot maintains optimum footpeg position regardless of braking.
- Leaning the bike over in tight turns over does not affect rear brake access.
- Effortless transition from rear brake slide to a power slide exit from corners.
- Much easier to cover the rear brake during wheelies and prevent flipping.
- Easier rear brake access on steep downhills.
- More control for advanced techniques such pivot turns.
- Starts on steep uphills are easier with both feet on the ground.
- Rear brake access when in deep ruts and tight spaces.
- Ability to apply rear brake when off the bike e.g. bull dogging downhill.
- Brake control kept even if the foot is knocked off the peg e.g. a tank slapper.
- No stalling if rear brake applied during a jump to bring the front end down.
- No stalling or weighting the right peg by jabbing the pedal in panic stops.
- Suitable for beginners starting and stopping with both feet on the ground.
- Ideal for riders with a disability or injury affecting their right leg.
Technical Side Of The Clake Pro Lever
The Pro Lever uses similar technology to the Clake SLR to achieve far greater performance than other left hand rear brake (LHRB) systems. It also uses the same force balancing system from the Clake One Light clutch to significantly reduce the clutch pull needed.
Apart from the on-the-fly adjustment of clutch and brake overlap, there is also a wide range of cams available that can be used to fine tune exactly how the clutch and rear brake are applied. All the major components are CNC machined inhouse from 6061 aircraft grade alloy to maintain the highest quality control standards.
The Dual Control System
There is the option of replacing the rear brake pedal completely, or you can choose the Dual Control system which provides the needed components so you retain the rear brake pedal. The Dual Control option allows you to change between hand and foot operation of the rear brake seamlessly. Click here to read more about the Dual Control system and see the pricing below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Pro Lever suit me better than the Clake 2?
While extremely similar, there are key differences. While the Clake 2 is easy to use, the Pro Lever is even easier with just the one lever. It also allows for two finger use if desired, and it’s overlap of clutch and brake can be adjusted while actually riding with a simple sideways pressure on the lever whereas adjustment on the Clake 2 is via an easily accessed screw. See our Which Clake? page where the designer discusses how the Clake 2 and Pro Lever may suit various riders and terrain.
Does it take long to adapt to the Pro Lever?
Riders who have ridden a bicycle before usually adapt immediately to the rear brake. Others say they needed several hours to adapt. Most riders only pull the clutch in just enough to change gears, but some riders who pull the clutch in close to the bars will initially find the rear brake being applied but quickly adapt to only pulling in the lever enough to proper gear changes.
Do I have to use a single finger on the lever?
No, unlike the Clake 2 the Pro Lever provides room for two fingers but because it is easier to pull the clutch in many riders find themselves changing to single finger use instead, which provides extra grip on the handlebars.
Is the Pro Lever easily damaged?
No but a good pair of bark busters is recommended – a spacer may be required to allow extra room for the Pro Lever. The lever is designed to fold out to minimize the chance of breaking and teflon wiper shields protect the internals.
Is it hard to pull the lever in to operate both the clutch and rear brake?
No, the Pro Lever uses a force balancing system to reduce clutch pull, and the rear brake uses the same ergonomics and features of our SLR to achieve excellent braking performance.
Can I transfer the Pro Lever to other bikes?
Yes, and the range of cams allows for fine tuning. You will need our hydraulic conversion kit if fitting to a bike with a cable clutch. It is important to match brake fluids correctly when changing over, contact us for more details.
What if the standard setup doesn’t work for me?
When ordering your Pro Lever if you specify your bike model and intended use we install the appropriate internal cams. If you don’t like the setup, contact us and we can advise on cams to suit. These can easily be changed in minutes and cost AUD $22 each.
I have small hands, will the Pro Lever work for me?
Yes. The Pro Lever is available with different reaches for the lever and again this can be specified when ordering, or altered retrospectively by means of cam changes.
Is the Pro Lever difficult to fit?
A basic knowledge of how to bleed brake and clutch systems is needed, and a vacuum bleeder makes the process easier. A comprehensive installation video is available here on our website. Patience is required as the bleeding process can take longer to fully remove air for the system.
Isn’t the Pro Lever very expensive for something that doesn’t make my bike go faster?
All Clake products are manufactured inhouse to maintain the strictest quality control – we believe this if far more important than reducing the price and quality that overseas production would entail. Clake products are all aimed at providing greater control over your motorbike, allowing for better technique, safer riding, and for many, faster riding too. Clake products can be transferred to your next bike and should be considered a long-term investment in your riding safety and ability.
I’m having trouble deciding if the Pro Lever will suit me best, do you have any advice?
See our Which Clake? page for a brief overview of each Clake product. The designer of all the Clake products, Owen Hutchison, also provides his personal opinion on which Clakes will suit various types of riding and terrain. You can also click here for a chart comparing all the technical details of each Clake product. Hopefully this information will help you decide which setup suits you best!