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Diesel Tech
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The exhaust is properly routed and seated and as best I can tell the brake pedal lever isn't bent. Is something missing?
 

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someone else will chime in I am sure, but to me, it looks bent. if I recall, the pad on the pedal is supposed to be nice and square with the bike. it looks like its twisted in that pic

on a 2nd look, there seems to be a lot of room between the frame and the exhaust pipe, maybe it can be moved in tighter?
 

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+1!

I agree with MTB. Always hard to tell from a picture, but there does look like a lot of room between frame and exhaust to me, too.

GDI
 

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Can't say for sure, but here's my observations.

Replaced my brake lever because it was rashed up and slightly bent, wrecked before I bought the bike. Both the original and the replacement have the pad turned at a slight angle. Seems I recall looking around at others and they're all like this, but I could have forgotten by now. It would take a lot of force to twist the pad, which should also be enough to deform the pad itself.

There's the wire toe guard between the pad and exhaust, my wrecked one had been smashed into the pipe causing a nice long crease. Yours seems to be in the correct alignment and spacing. However it does look somewhat close to the pipe farther back, but it's hard to see in the pic.

I covered the pad with one of those Kury ISO chrome/black rubber pads, $8 on ebay, so it doesn't look so angled. Much better feel using the brake, I felt like the factory pad is better suited for a minibike. In fact it's almost identical to a Honda CT70, at least in pad size.
 

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I noticed that the splines that transmit the brake pedal motion have a lot of play on my bike. I can loosen the pedal retainer bolt and pull it out from the bike a tenth or so, when the retainer is tight the whole assembly slides in and out another tenth, give or take.
 

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+2 looks bent. Compare the lines of the square brake pedal to the lines of the footpeg. I don't know about spacers, but she sure looks donked to me.
 

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Yes, it must be bent, the pad is not square with the foot peg.
 
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