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rear break lever bent, any quick fix?

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by quantocks, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. hey, netriders:

    so I bought my NSR150, it was dropped in the garage and the rear brake is bent upwards, I've tried hammering it down, but no go. it's twisted slightly. is there anyway I can bend it down easily enough without damaging it until I take it in for full service to replace it altogether?
  2. Try heating it in a vice then bend it slowly.
  3. if you can get to an oxy welder, heat the part which is bent to a glowing red (but NOT melting point) then hammer away. Doing this, you can use common sense and hammer the non heated areas to get it straight too.

    Also if you have access to a press, you can get it pretty close.

    I fixed mine up after my stack, and its good as new. didnt need to replace it.