Probably not a tough task, but just looking for veteran advice. What is involved in changing my bent front brake lever. The bike was laid down at a stop sign, gravel helped, and bent the brake lever. Needs to be replaced.
HRM is correct. I’ll just add there a lock nut on the bottom under the master cylinder remove it first. Then the bolt (pivot) unbolts from the top standard righty-tightly. When installing apply some water proof grease to the hole in the new lever and on the flat side at the hole. You will see the wear marks in the old handle. Install bolt and snug it down. Then the lock nut on the bolts exposed threads. Use two 10mm wrenches and hold the bolt from turning and tighten the nut.
To the good advice above, I would add carefully cleaning the pivot screw, the area in the master cylinder where the lever mounts, and the inside of the brass bushing in the lever. A rag or paper shop towel soaked in rubbing alcohol will do the trick.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
I agree. Other damage includes multiple scratches on the back of the right mirror, scratched stator cover, rubber on foot peg torn and dent on the right side of the gas tank from my knee I'm guessing since there are no scratches. Mirror sanded and buffed, looks very good. Brake lever and foot peg will be replaced. Tank taken in for Paintless Dent Removal, waiting for results and the! side cover will go in for repair at the end of the riding season. Warning! After drinking multiple beers, your brain fails to operate as normal, which is something a 65 year old man knows but fails to respect on occasion. Fortunately the is a minor accident that will help remind an old man in the future.
Hi sorry about the dropped bike, glad you are ok... At 63 I begin to wonder about riding.... Of course the past two summers, covid speaking... no riding here.
And two beers = bed time for me...
However.... 40 years ago...... as long as I didn't put my feet down, balance was good. no matter when the bar closed.....
1978 KZ 1000
1982 GS 300 training bike
75 RD 350
72 CB 500 Four
72 SL 125
71 CT 70
69 3 1/2 HP mini bike