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New Rearset brake lever - August 23, 2012, 11:23 AM

I went down on my bike about a month ago (very low speed/only thing hurt was the bike lol) and I damaged the right rear set brake lever bracket. It's not horribly bent, but the brake lever is now rubbing up against the frame of the bike. I looked on ebay for the bracket and found two that look pretty good. I just wanted to run them by you all to get some quick feedback to be sure that I'm taking the right steps to fix it. Thanks in advance.





Those pics are of the bent bracket on my bike. These are the links for the ebay listings I was considering ordering:

01-03 Suzuki GSXR 600 Right Side Rearset Driver Brake Lever Foot Peg Bracket | eBay

01-03 Suzuki GSXR 600 Right Side Rearset Driver Brake Lever Foot Peg Bracket | eBay

Anyone know why the lever is bent on the second one? New design?
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August 23, 2012, 11:31 AM

on the second one you can see where the knob has been ground into the pavement.


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August 23, 2012, 11:31 AM

The lever is just bent on the second picture so it's not a new design. Find another one that comes undamaged. It's a very straight forward install. Just make sure to torque everything down correctly and use some loctite and you'll be good to go.


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The lever is just bent on the second picture so it's not a new design. Find another one that comes undamaged. It's a very straight forward install. Just make sure to torque everything down correctly and use some loctite and you'll be good to go.
So the first one looks good? Thanks for the feedback
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on the second one you can see where the knob has been ground into the pavement.
First one looks good?
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If it were me I would bend your current one out a little and call it a day.


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If it were me I would bend your current one out a little and call it a day.
I tried. It's not the lever that is bent, its the bracket. I tried hammering it flat but that didn't work.
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I tried. It's not the lever that is bent, its the bracket. I tried hammering it flat but that didn't work.
Gotcha, then I would def just replace it out of convenience. You can get good deals on stock rearsets if you keep your eye out. How picky you are on the appearance is up to you. Not a bad install at all. Lock tire is your friend and will ensure it won't come off at the worst possible time


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Wait.. Is the only problem that it rubs? The Lever and the Bracket both look fine.

* +1 to what Jshep said: Just grab it with some man strength and bend it out a little. (been there done that) -- Unless you just really want to spend money and do more work...

That lever on Ebay is bent to hell! Don't buy it..


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Gotcha, then I would def just replace it out of convenience. You can get good deals on stock rearsets if you keep your eye out. How picky you are on the appearance is up to you. Not a bad install at all. Lock tire is your friend and will ensure it won't come off at the worst possible time
Sounds great. thanks for the input. I think I'm going to order the one that is in the first ebay link on the original post
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Wait.. Is the only problem that it rubs? The Lever and the Bracket both look fine.

* +1 to what Jshep said: Just grab it with some man strength and bend it out a little. (been there done that) -- Unless you just really want to spend money and do more work...

That lever on Ebay is bent to hell! Don't buy it..
You are right. My best bet is trying to bend it back. I don't have anything to lose. I tried bending it before but I didn't give it full strength. Ill try it
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All those pieces would be easier to manipulate with a little heat as well.


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So did it bend out or what?


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So did it bend out or what?
Yup...no heat needed
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