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    Changing brake lever
    on: May 12, 2018, 06.35 pm
    May 12, 2018, 06.35 pm
    Hi All

    Simple question.  I "lowered" my bike to the floor and bent the brake lever and so need to change it.  It seems like there is just one bolt to take out but the throttle cables stop me removing it.

    Can anyone tell me how to change the lever?

    Thanks

    John

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    Re: Changing brake lever
    Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 03.47 pm
    May 13, 2018, 03.47 pm
    Hi John  :031:
    Can't recall if I came across any issues when changed mine but was pretty straightforward process. Care to take picture?
    Cheers
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    Re: Changing brake lever
    Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 05.08 pm
    May 13, 2018, 05.08 pm
    Hi Ged

    The throttle cable lower run stops the bolt from being removed.  I could un-clamp the brake master cylinder and move it but I was wondering if there is a simple trick I have missed.  It can't be that hard to change the brake lever!

    Thanks

    John

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    Re: Changing brake lever
    Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 06.41 pm
    May 13, 2018, 06.41 pm
    noddy,

    peel the rubber cover off the throttle where the 2 throttle cables go into the twist grip,

    you will see 2 lock nuts 1 on each cable(14mm from memory)

    if you slacken them off you can rotate the cable out of the way of the bolt and remove it :028:

    remember to put the cables back,tighten the lock nuts back up after and refit the rubber sleeve
    Last Edit: May 13, 2018, 06.43 pm by superduper

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    Re: Changing brake lever
    Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 04.30 pm
    May 14, 2018, 04.30 pm
    Thanks for that. I will have a go when the new lever arrives.

    John

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    Re: Changing brake lever
    Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 06.02 pm
    May 14, 2018, 06.02 pm
    Here's how my cables look like, see pic.
    Though I'd never ran in to problems when changed mine.
    Mines 2014 model. Are they routed differently through the years?

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    Re: Changing brake lever
    Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 09.35 pm
    May 14, 2018, 09.35 pm
    That is certainly different to mine!

    John

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    Re: Changing brake lever
    Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 12.04 am
    May 17, 2018, 12.04 am
    Looks to me that the throttle cables over the top of the brake lever is just plain wrong  :003:
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