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Hello everyone

My right (front) brake lever seems to have 'dropped' slightly and seems to be catching. I can overcome it easily with some pressure and if I lift the lever as I pull it it's fine. Seems that it may just need tightening.

Is this a simple fix?
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make sure the lever bolt is tight and also make sure it didnt back out enough to loose the spacers/washers under and above the lever that keep it in place.
they could have worn out /broken and fallen out (there are 4 in mine (2 above and 2 below the lever) which are plastic).
id take it off and inspect it for cracks, bends and make sure all the hardware is in place...
maybe someone knocked it over and bent the lever? i watched a guy knock over a bike just last week. he picked it up, straightened the mirror and went on his merry way.
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Is it a handle bar cover off job?
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lx125man wrote:
Is it a handle bar cover off job?
Yes.
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jimc wrote:
lx125man wrote:
Is it a handle bar cover off job?
Yes.
Cheers jim

Will be having it off soon anyway so that's another job to add to the list
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