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post #1 of 14 Old 06-08-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Brake pedal replacement

had the annoying moment of dumbness today when I dropped the bike in the driveway moving it backwards...foot caught and next thing you know it was tipping.

anyways, only damage is rear brake pedal...its bent, but still works...i can replace it for about 30 bucks...anything i need to look out for replacing it on bike?

ive put on new exhaust, bar ends, but never messed with anything involving cables (pedals, brakes, etc).

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Take it off, throw it in the vise wrapped in a rag, and bend it back. It's mild steel, won't hurt it.

If you're worried about scratches and such, file them down and then powder coat it.

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Take it off, throw it in the vise wrapped in a rag, and bend it back. It's mild steel, won't hurt it.

If you're worried about scratches and such, file them down and then powder coat it.
cool...im find with bending it back and don't care about the scratches, ...just want to get the position correct. anything to look out for when im taking it off? is it just unbolt and re assemble? it's night out and im on baby duty otherwise i'd be in the shed tinkering...

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One bolt,I think, plus the spring attached to the brake switch. Easy.

You can slide a heavy screwdriver in the toe end to bend it back.

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is it just unbolt and re assemble?
Yup pretty much. Very simple to do. Just make sure you bend it SLOWLY. Don't use hammers or the like either. It will snap if you bend it quickly or abruptly.

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Yup pretty much. Very simple to do. Just make sure you bend it SLOWLY. Don't use hammers or the like either. It will snap if you bend it quickly or abruptly.
Heat helps, right?

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K.I.S.S. bent mine back in to place with just a screwdriver into the open end. it's not that hard to move.

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The 919 lever is soft steel that is very easy to bend.
No heat should be needed.
I pretzled mine real well, hooked it in some sort of surface blem on track and folded it back and up a bit.
I did all the straightening cold, and it was pretty easy.
While I was at it, I reshaped it to tuck it closer to the side of the bike.
As part of that, I cut off the backside tube extension where Honda welds the tube to the lever. I think I got another 3/16 inch of extra tuck in by doing that.

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I too, have used the bend slowly method to fine results.

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Heat helps, right?
Chromed steel takes on a different hue after cooled.
And heat should not be needed to straighten a 919 rear brake lever.

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If you're worried about geiiting it lines back up in the same position, make a witness mark with a dot of paint or even a sharpie

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I bent mine back with a big screwdriver in the end when I knocked it off the rear stand, it's been working fine for a couple years now


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Chromed steel takes on a different hue after cooled.
And heat should not be needed to straighten a 919 rear brake lever.
Ah, good thought. I bent mine back after I had already powdercoated it (didn't use heat, though).

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Ah, good thought. I bent mine back after I had already powdercoated it (didn't use heat, though).
You were just testing, that's all !

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