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Old March 29th, 2014, 08:45 AM   #21
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Does it come in black! The dirt bikes have the best switch gear.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 11:01 AM   #22
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The website only lists orange, red, blue and green - you might recognize those colors and the manufacturers they represent. But they make those tips for their levers in black and silver too. The tip itself looks the same, but I'll ask Monday. If you go to the website and look closely at the piece it has a tiny flange along the top and a nub at the back. I'll probably file a small notch in the top of the lever and massage the nub with a Dremel so everything fits nice and tight. If you check fleabay for a CRF450 rear brake lever you can see how they are intended to fit. BTW the tip is riveted to the Honda lever, too...
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Old April 21st, 2014, 01:39 PM   #23
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And now for the finale

Got it on there. Black on black. The tip rotates only about 45 degrees, but it has a very strong spring so it will give you some softer feedback when it touches down. It is also sticks out a lot less.

Pic one shows the circlip pliers I needed. Got 'em from a Snap-on truck, the dealer said they were the best and he was right. Knipex, made in Germany, 12 - 25mm.

Not sure it was all worth the money and effort, but it does look trick!
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Old April 21st, 2014, 03:24 PM   #24
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I like it. It's the pedal pad you grew up with. Wish the shifter was a match...
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Old April 24th, 2014, 07:12 AM   #25
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final comments

Two things - first, the adjuster bolt does actuate the brake light switch.

Second, I finally looked at the Service Manual on how to R&R the brake lever. Wow, what a hassle! First step is to drain the whole system, and then remove the master cylinder. What?

I just pulled the pivot bolt and the lever came right off. To put it back, I did not install the actuator assembly onto the new lever until last. I rotated the spring until the end fit into the hole in the mount, and carefully bolted the lever in place (making sure not to damage the o-rings). Then I used a hook tool I made from an old spoke (similar to what you would use on exhaust system springs) to lift the end of the spring up above the lever. Held it in place with a bungee cord. The actuator end has to go into the master cylinder's boot before you screw it into the back of the lever. I used loctite blue. Took only a few minutes this way.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 08:05 AM   #26
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I was reading the install instructions for the SW-Mototech bash plate and noticed on the last page (6) it talks about reinstalling the brake lever by removing the exhaust can first.....

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Old June 23rd, 2014, 07:07 AM   #27
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Zippy... do these look like they'd be a direct replacement for the stock units?

Click here to see the listing for the 821 foot control set at OPPRacing.

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Old June 23rd, 2014, 07:35 AM   #28
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Hi ND,

Yes those look like they will work on our 821s. However, the lever tips don't fold...but they are adjustable and appear to be easily replaceable. And you could put the Hammerhead brake tip onto this brake lever. I do like the grippy top!
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 07:38 AM   #29
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I was reading the install instructions for the SW-Mototech bash plate and noticed on the last page (6) it talks about reinstalling the brake lever by removing the exhaust can first.....

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I am not familiar with that part, but it might interfere with screwing the actuator back into the lever since it is very close to the exhaust. I used an allen socket on a long extension, from the other side.
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 07:39 AM   #30
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Ive got an email in to them to see if I can get just the levers. They're kind of expensive as a whole set.
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