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Brake lever replacement

Hands up ! I have just dropped my prized bike and the brake lever end has snapped. Got a replacement but not sure how to fit it. Any advice ?

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  • stevie_read Jan 31, 2009

    Appreciate that. Nice to get that second opinion. Cheers

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    I have just bought a second hand 530 2010 exc, a dirt tricks tensioner was fitted before I picked the bike up, about 2 hrs into the first ride the bike stalled and there was no compression, just air back into the air box. pulled off the rocker cover and found the chain snapped .what could cause this to happen? is it possible to fit the tensioner incorrectly? or are there other reasons?
    Regards Russell.


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Unscrew the holding screw and remove slide out lever slide new lever into position and replace holding screw

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Hi guessing your still battling with a rear brake caliper..1st un bolt and take the capliper off the disc ..2nd.fill the resevior up with fluid.leave the cap off the filler pot..3rd pump the rear brake pedal a couple times till u see the pistons in the caliper a bit of wood in between the brake pads to stop the pistons popping out..pump the lever again a few times..if the caliper is to tight to put back on the disc..(not recommended) but prize the pistons appart with a spanner or flat screw the caliper bk up fluid .put the filler cap bk proper bleed it.take a 8 or 10 mill on the caliper bleed a rubber tube to the nipple.and drop the end into a jam jar with a little bit of fluid in .dip the end of the rubber tube into the fluid. .push down on the brake lever.and hold it down..whilst holding down the lever.undo the bleed nipple.u should see air bubbles come out in the jar of fluid..tighten the nipple back up.and release the lever..repeat the process till all theair bubbles have gone..fill up the filler pot.

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How do i fit a clutch cable to a honda cbr 125?

The clutch cable is fitted to the lever and the clutch arm on the top of the crank case beside the oil cap. Remove old cable (remove side fairing if you need to for access to cable end) slacken the new cable adjusters as much as possible fit to the clucth arm on the engine and fit to its seat route the cable the same as the old one up to the clutch lever, fit the cable end to the lever, hold the cable sleve tight pull the lever to strech the cable and drop into the lever seat, adjust the cable for 2mm of free play at the lever before the cable is pulled

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Brake lever

This will be easy to fix
Get a new lever, remove the pivot bolt through broken lever & remove cable, fit cable to new lever & replace
When secure ensure that there is 10-20mm freeplayat lever end

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I have snapped off the front brake lever (by gently dropping bike in drive). Is it possible to easily replace it yourself or is this a job for a mechanic? If it's possible to do yourself, is there a...

It is a do-it-yourself thing. Assuming the mounting was not damaged, turn the brake adjuster lock wheel all the way outward then turn the adjuster all the way inward. Line up the cut-out in the lock wheel, the adjuster stem and the mount. This should give enough slack in the cable to allow you to pull on the outer cable and remove it from the end of the adjuster. If not, turn the adjuster ( on the front wheel ) inward to gain even more slack in the cable. Now remove the bolt holding the remaining piece of the lever in the mount and remove the cable from the broken piece. Hook the cable end into the new brake lever then install the lever in the mount using the mounting bolt. Pull on the outer cable and run the inner cable through the cut-out in the adjuster and then insert the end of the outer cable into the end of the adjuster. Now just reset the adjusters for good braking. Below are some generic photos. Please rate my answer. Thanks! tombones49_93.gif

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How to fit front master cylinder repair kit on a honda cbx 550 motorcycle. cylinder /lever already removed from bike.

Just remove the lever, gently pull rubber boot out of the body, take a snap ring pliers,and remove the circlip, and pull the piston out of the body. Use the piston as a reference to install the seals correctly on the new piston. Be sure to take out the screw in the reservoir, remove the reservoir, and clean the fluid return pin hole ( Must Be Clear) , next to the large fluid feeder hole. Also using a dowel covered with a lint free cloth gently wipe out the piston sleeve being careful not to scratch the walls ( Do Not Hone The Master Cylinder or it will be ruined). Coat parts with brake fluid before reassembly in reverse order. Cover bike with plastic and put some old rags under master cylinder. Before tightening brake hose bolt, fill the master cylinder with dot 3/4 brake fluid and pump the lever until the master cylinder is pushing fluid out the end where bolt and hose are loosely connected, now tighten bolt holding the brake line on. This will aid greatly in bleeding the system.

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Rear brake light not working

The brake light is turned on and off by either of two switches on your bike. The front brake lever has a switch located in the right handlebar switch housing. When you squeeze the lever, a pad on the lever moves forward allowing the switch button to move forward making contact which in turn switches the brake light on.

The rear brake lever operates a plunger inside the rear brake master cylinder that pressurizes the rear brake and rear brake hose and line. The rear brake line has a tee fitting in it along it's run with a pressure switch in the tee. Once the pressure on the line gets high enough, the switch turns on the brake light.

If your rear brake light switch is not working, check to make sure the wires are on the prongs of the switch. If they are, replace the switch. It simply screws out and a new one screws in. Most of the time you don't have to bleed the brakes as long as you don't move the rear brake pedal with the switch out. Check the rear brake for proper operation prior to riding the bike.

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you should not need any special screws, a spanner or socket to remove the brake calliper. Then a large flat screwdriver, to prize open the gap between the old pads, as they are worn down and you will need to do this so the new ones fit in. The only one precaution to remember, is never suqeeze the front brake lever while you have the caliper off the bike, this could cause the caliper piston to fall right out. After you replace the pads, and put the calliper back on the bike, you will need to pump the brake lever a few times before the brakes feel right. you should not have to bleed the brakes after that job

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if you change the leaver to a flater one you may fine that the cluch dont fully disengage and as its made of cheep aluminium it may not bend easly without braking unless you get it hot the only thing i can think of is let the cluch cable off a bit it will have to much slack on it but the leaver will come in a bit you could still pack out the slack on the handel bars if there is no ajuster on the cable you will need to cut away a bit of the outer cable to give you the slack,,
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