As cheap as they are, I'd replace the brake plate. I didn't do any eBay research for you on used ones, but new, here are the numbers....
1987 through 1997 models use part number 2JX-25321-01-35 which costs 45.04.
1998 models and newer are part number 2JX-25321-02-35 and cost 45.04
So, either part number will run you 45 dollars, but I suspect the earlier model part number simply superceeds to the later part. Regardless, when you order one, they will update anything that has been superceeded automatically.