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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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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.

Brian
 

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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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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?:nono::excitement:
 
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