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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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front brake lever loose?

I just realized that my front brake lever is now loose enough that when i am up to speed the wind pushes it far enough to trip the sensor and turn on the brake light. I search and found to check if the lock nut underneath is tight and it is. My thoughts was that the lever is not getting pushed back out by the brakes. Is there a spring that i am supposed to have that fell out or any other thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks Mick.
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Is it an aftermarket lever? Mine has the same problem and my lever is aftermarket...I was told to find a replacement lever from an old bike in my year, as there was a change in the lever design (I want to say around '91).
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Here is a diagram from Bike Bandit for a round master cylinder and brake lever used from 1991 and later.

There is a small spring in the compression piston, #43020 on the diagram.
Not sure if it is big enough to cure your loose lever though??


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