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Fixing a brake lever
« on: May 16, 2018, 06:54:00 pm »
A project Im helping someone with. The front brake lever had taken a knock or two so I decided to rejuvenate it.

Drill a hole in. Then screw a screw in. I first turned a bolt in, but it broke off inside (hole was too tight). So I drilled the broken piece out, drilled the hole a spot larger and turned the screw in.
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Re: Fixing a brake lever
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 07:03:55 pm »
Turn the screw in. Rough it up a bit and then apply the ole trusty pratley putty.
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Re: Fixing a brake lever
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 07:09:34 pm »
Next give it a bit of black, just for appearance.

Thats it folks.
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Re: Fixing a brake lever
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 07:28:00 pm »
I had done the same to a Suzuki brake lever about twenty years back and it worked 100%. I sold that bike about eight years afterwards with that 'fix' still perfectly in place.
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Re: Fixing a brake lever
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 07:41:31 pm »
Thanks for sharing. Will use this on my son's KLE clutch lever.

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Re: Fixing a brake lever
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 10:49:03 pm »
Very smart  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Fixing a brake lever
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 05:22:39 am »
Thanks for sharing. Will use this on my son's KLE clutch lever.

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Prepare the surfaces thoroughly, apply the putty firmly and have a container with water already at hand in which to wet your fingers so that you can form and smooth the putty as close to the final product as possible before the curing starts to set in.  This last step can save you plenty of unnecessary filing and sanding later. Let it cure for at least 24 hours. Then do the final sanding to round off the last few uneven edges.
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Re: Fixing a brake lever
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 08:11:30 am »
Well done. Are you by any chance a dentist by profession? Following your thread on the BMW rebuild as well
 
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Re: Fixing a brake lever
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 11:46:25 am »
Looks like a plan a dentist would make. Well done, it looks good!!
Well done. Are you by any chance a dentist by profession? Following your thread on the BMW rebuild as well

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Re: Fixing a brake lever
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 12:54:31 pm »
Looks great....  :thumleft:
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Re: Fixing a brake lever
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 05:38:41 pm »
No, no, Im not a dentist (neither a gynaecologist). Though I have dealt because of my work with counterfeiters.

(jy kan dalk argumenteer dat ek in n beroep is waar mense wel geboor word, of voel dat hulle geboor word)
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