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rear brake lever?

Post  brapercise on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:16 pm

my new xr650r rear brake lever feels a little to far towards the engine case i have to have my foot cocked towards the engine case to keep it on the brake and its awkward when doing a wheelie to cover the rear brake are they always like this or is there an aftermarket one that sticks out a bit further?
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Re: rear brake lever?

Post  Mauser on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:39 pm

They do sit close to the case....that's normal; yours might have had a fall on that side and bent it slightly in ?.

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Post  brapercise on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:42 pm

Mauser wrote:They do sit close to the case....that's normal; yours might have had a fall on that side and bent it slightly in ?.


ok it did have a fall before i bought it and the crazy thing is is iv been riding the holy crap out of it on single track and i haven't fallen yet!! but iv tried to bend it back out but it wont move much. the only time it bothers me is in a wheelie because my foot has to be positioned a little weird. i wonder if theres an aftermarket brake lever that sticks out more.
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Post  temporary kiwi on Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:05 am

to bend hi-tensile alloy you have to heat it, in a oven to around 250degree +, if its not very tensile , like levers i boil them in water

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Post  PeteN95 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:19 pm

That's weird, mine doesn't stick out at all?! razz 

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Re: rear brake lever?

Post  BuRP on Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:39 am

"like levers i boil them in water"

Interesting....
Tell me, may I be so rude to ask what spices and/or herbs you use?






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And ol' Pete, I feel pity for you - mine sticks out a LOT !!
But no hope in hell I'll post a piccie of that here nice 
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Re: rear brake lever?

Post  Mad Frosty on Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:08 pm

Mine was sticking out last night , but the GF had sorted it out for me , all is good now , she is a expert BRP smile 
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Re: rear brake lever?

Post  SkidMark on Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:33 pm

oh boy this thread is degenerating fast.... naughty 

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Re: rear brake lever?

Post  Mad Frosty on Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:55 pm

yupp Very Happy
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