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    Question Brake lever snapped

    Hello.

    I dropped the bike this morning (completely stopped at the time....don't ask) and the brake lever snapped in two. The local dealership has a replacement part. How difficult is it to replace for a complete newbie? I'm totally ignorant, but fairly bright and willing to learn.
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    Incredibly simple. One bolt, thread the cable and cable stop in just like it came out of the one you take off. 2 minutes max.
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    Welcome to the forum!

    It really is a simple job, especially if your bike is a 2001 or newer and has a front disc brake.

    Everybody has dropped a bike at some point in time, so don't feel bad. Handguards, sometimes referred to as barkbusters, are a good way to protect your hands and also prevent broken levers.

    If you get stuck during the install, just come back and ask.

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    Welcome to the forum!! Look at how fast the good folks here come to your rescue!! This is a good place!! Hope to see you become a regular!! I broke a lever too, only it was the clutch one.
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    Dang. Brian is right. I made an unwarranted assumption.
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    Thanks for the information and encouragement. I'll give it a try.
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    I think the brake levers are designed to break saving the more expensive parts.

    Some people drill a small hole in the lever making a weak spot and hopefully guaranteeing it will break at that spot but leaving enough lever to continue on. I don't do it, I have only heard about it but it makes sense.

    With some JB Weld or Marine Tech, a fired .30-'06 cartridge, a hack saw and a file, maybe a hammer and pliers too, you can fix broken levers. There is a "how to" some where on the forum.
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    I think this is a troll. My 10 year old cousin who has never done anything but play video games could figure this out on his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will View Post
    I think this is a troll. My 10 year old cousin who has never done anything but play video games could figure this out on his own.
    He has been here since last year.
    Are you trolling will?
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2TW2 View Post
    Thanks for the information and encouragement. I'll give it a try.
    If you have any questions after you get started, just ask us. We will help.

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