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seriously, who'd thought it possible.

they were cheap aftermarket adjustable ones that I had loved for about 4 years (I had them on my old gts and transferred them to my supertech). The round lump that presses against the hydraulic bit has smashed flat enough that now the lever doesn't spring far enough out when released to press the brake light switch. result of this is the brakes worked fine but the brake light was on all the time.

guess the quality of the aluminium alloy was just too crap combined with being imprecisely shaped enough that my brutal riding style killed 'em. I had one old spare one from my 2009 gts lying around and I can see a definite amount of smash on that but not as bad.

so for now I've reinstalled the non-adjustable ones that came with my supertech.


Edit: little extra note, it was the left/rear that had mushed badly enough to be a problem. the right/front was mushed a bit but still triggered the switch when released.
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I think it was Bugatti who said. "I make my cars to go, not to stop"!

Still, you no longer have to apply the brake to start the engine?
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waspmike wrote:
I think it was Bugatti who said. "I make my cars to go, not to stop"!
lol
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Still, you no longer have to apply the brake to start the engine?
hmm, didn't think to try that. applying the brake when pressing the start button is so automatic that I don't even think about it
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waspmike wrote:
I think it was Bugatti who said. "I make my cars to go, not to stop"!
So did Phil Vincent of Vincent Motorcycles.
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If you wear out your brake leavers, I hate to think how many brake pads you must go through!
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Touring300 wrote:
If you wear out your brake leavers, I hate to think how many brake pads you must go through!
Replaced front and rear pads during the last several months. I also have a new front disc on order as it's getting a bit thin when i measured it
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I had that problem w/ my Chinese adjustable levers. I cleaned up the lever w/ a dremel tool, and used JB Weld to attach steel shims. I had to fine tune with needle files, but problem solved.
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Abner_Bjorn wrote:
I had that problem w/ my Chinese adjustable levers. I cleaned up the lever w/ a dremel tool, and used JB Weld to attach steel shims. I had to fine tune with needle files, but problem solved.
I was thinking of sticking something on. JB Weld, I'll give that a go thanks.

Edit: just glanced at the range of jb weld, so damn many choices. Any hints on which to use?
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