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What are my options (brake pedal)?


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  • Bitteeinbit

    TT Bronze Member

126 posts
Location: Cambodia

Posted October 03, 2016 - 04:52 AM


Well, this just happened:

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What are my options? Try to heat it up with a blow torch and bend it back to it's approximate original position? Given that it's aluminum, what are the odds it'll crack? Did a quick search but didn't see too many aftermarket levers for reasonable prices.  Used one off Ebay is the best bet? I saw a few available for a decent price, but I need a quick fix for now as anything off eBay takes about a month to show up. The bike is a 2005. 

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  • YZ_Rider48

    TT Newbie

20 posts
Location: Australia

Posted October 03, 2016 - 05:40 AM


looks nasty, I guess your best bet is trying to bend it straight, but If it cracks get a second hand one. Would be pretty cheap from the wreckers. And they would be universal over the year models.

Edited by YZ_Rider48, October 03, 2016 - 05:51 AM.


  • michale

    TT Bronze Member

213 posts
Location: California

Posted October 03, 2016 - 04:19 PM


Use a map gas or hotter torch and get the bend red hot and try and bend it back. Worth a try. Let us know how it went.

  • royadams

    TT Bronze Member

202 posts
Location: South Carolina

Posted October 03, 2016 - 05:27 PM


Aluminum does not turn red its there, then its on the floor.get it hot and bend it straight, it shouldn't brake.

  • michale

    TT Bronze Member

213 posts
Location: California

Posted October 04, 2016 - 05:40 AM


Aluminum does not turn red its there, then its on the floor.get it hot and bend it straight, it shouldn't brake.

I have bent a couple clutch levers and they do get red hot. No pictures but here is this.

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  • Bitteeinbit

    TT Bronze Member

126 posts
Location: Cambodia

Posted October 08, 2016 - 02:46 AM


Well managed to get guys to bend it back. I haven't ridden it yet, but I think it'll need to be pushed a bit further in towards the cases. At the moment it feels like the first bend will make initial contact with the sole of my boot vs the tip of the lever. It's actually really thick aluminum so probably difficult to crack. Still, not easy to get just right the first time around...

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Edited by Bitteeinbit, October 08, 2016 - 03:08 AM.


  • michale

    TT Bronze Member

213 posts
Location: California

Posted October 08, 2016 - 08:07 AM


Well managed to get guys to bend it back. I haven't ridden it yet, but I think it'll need to be pushed a bit further in towards the cases. At the moment it feels like the first bend will make initial contact with the sole of my boot vs the tip of the lever. It's actually really thick aluminum so probably difficult to crack. Still, not easy to get just right the first time around...
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Nice. Looks good.




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