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Online ruSTynutz

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Replacement Front Brake Lever
« on: August 15, 2019, 11:16:44 PM »
When I bought my ST1300 the front brake lever was a bit bent...nothing major but it was annoying...and made braking a little less precise...
Anyhow, after checking the price of a genuine Honda lever which, if I remember correctly was something like $90, I decided to buy one of these:

A bargain at a third of the price...  :thumbsup

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Re: Replacement Front Brake Lever
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 10:30:31 AM »
I managed to bend the brake lever on a friends bike recently so replaced it with a new one as I thought it unlikely to be able to successfully straighten it.
Anyway I kept the old one and was surprised to find out a few days ago that I was able to straighten it and now its like new.
 

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Re: Replacement Front Brake Lever
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 10:53:48 AM »
That's interesting to know, cravenhaven...did you have to heat it up or anything?

I had thought about trying to straighten it but didn't want to be "stranded" if it snapped...
 

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Re: Replacement Front Brake Lever
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 09:58:39 AM »
I didnt heat it. I just held it in the vice and gently straightened it by moving it a centimetre or so after each attempt, so that no single spot had too much 're-bending'. I looked at it closely afterwards and could see no fractures or stress marks.
 
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Re: Replacement Front Brake Lever
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2019, 10:42:07 AM »
I might give it a go...nothing to lose, I guess... :thumbsup