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KTM 690 bent brake lever
« on: June 11, 2010, 10:22:10 am »
Got my bony back from the shop after my Rallye Raid off. Had to replace the gear lever (R800 fark) and found the brake lever twisted inwards. Q is - can it be bent back into place without breaking it?

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Re: KTM 690 bent brake lever
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 10:27:55 am »
If it's steel bend it.

If it's aluminium it's tricky. Some alloys and heat treatments thereof  can be bent, some will crack and break.
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Re: KTM 690 bent brake lever
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010, 10:37:28 am »
done it a few times and have bent it back a few too, need to make nice strong ones
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Re: KTM 690 bent brake lever
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010, 12:27:24 pm »
Why not build a stronger one?
 

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Re: KTM 690 bent brake lever
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 12:58:20 pm »
Hi J if you try to bend it will break . Remove it and hit it with a hammer on a block of wood .I have done this with leavers plenty times .
 

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Re: KTM 690 bent brake lever
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 03:22:17 pm »
looking at your pic now mine is worse off currently and im just leaving it as is
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Re: KTM 690 bent brake lever
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010, 06:22:33 am »
thanks dudes :-)
 

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Re: KTM 690 bent brake lever
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010, 06:23:34 am »
thanks dudes :-)
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