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Old 04-04-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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is it possible?

alright can anyone tell me if its possible to bend my messed up stock brake pedal back to normal position? i was thinkin i should be able to with a rubber mallet or something. I really dont want buy a 40 dollar pedal(cheapest i found) cuz im on a very tight budget right now. here is a picture of the damage.

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Old 04-04-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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ummm use a torch and heat it up then bend it back would be my plan
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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of course it is possible....but likely to snap in half if you are too rough with it.
i've heard of some suggestions to heat it with a butane torch first so the metal is more maleable and less likely to crack/brake
i'd start with some heat and vice grips
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ummm use a torch and heat it up then bend it back would be my plan
im not sure you can bend aluminum that way...i think its a gonner...its gonna break if u try to bend it back

Not flaming but dude if 40 bucks is out of ur budget than u might need a different hobby...short changing urself on 2 wheels is deadly
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:04 PM   #5
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im not sure you can bend aluminum that way...i think its a gonner...its gonna break if u try to bend it back

Not flaming but dude if 40 bucks is out of ur budget than u might need a different hobby...short changing urself on 2 wheels is deadly
if u cant afford 40 just for a brake lever how are you affording to ride?
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im not sure you can bend aluminum that way...i think its a gonner...its gonna break if u try to bend it back

Not flaming but dude if 40 bucks is out of ur budget than u might need a different hobby...short changing urself on 2 wheels is deadly
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dont use a torch you cant see aluminum heat up easily and before you know it youl have a pool of molten aluminum on your garage floor lol
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Without heat it is impossible.

That bend is probably impossible to undo even with heat. Rear brakes are overrated anyway.
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dont use a torch you cant see aluminum heat up easily and before you know it youl have a pool of molten aluminum on your garage floor lol
haha, I can picture it melting.

Are there any interchange parts? Maybe another model uses the same?

I dont think it's coming back from that bend!
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Buy a new one. Even if you heat it and bend it, it will be weak.
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To the original poster I hope that u r not taking this the wrong way about being able to afford a new brake lever. My intentions were not to talk smack about u or to u. I understand that ppl are in different financial situations and have to do what they need to do to survive. With that said I hope u don't don get the wrong impression thatost ppl have of motohouston about asking for help and getting flamed for no reason. The more posts I read on this thread about not being able to spend $40 on a critical item seemed like it was offensive but just be mindful that ppl r looking out for u. After lookng up some info on aluminum bluewave is right about the metal being weak after bending it back. I wouldn't chance it....instead try posting up another thread about wantin to buy a brake lever in the want to buy section... I'm sure someone has to have one laying around or try eBay it couldn't beote than $20. Again don't take these posts the wrong way and continue to use this forum fo questions and help for ur moto needs.

This post is not a result of anything other thane reading other posts and getting the feeling that we some how shortchanged this guy out of his options or help.....goodluck getting ur bike fixed

u might have to decipher some words cuz posting from and iPhone is impossible
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get a new one bend the used one and keep it as a speare, i dont tink it will be weak i seen stunters do it sevral times and those guys are on the foot brake allot my 2 cents.
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It will certainly be weak. I know a thing or 2 about the properties of Al. The piece is a casting to begin with. Its kinda surprising it bent the way it did without breaking.
With bending castings, the one thing I think I know is the metal is compressed on one side and slightly stretched on the other side.

The problem is in straightening, you will compress the metal which was slightly stretched but you probably won't stretch all the metal which was compressed. Which will cause tears or cracks.

Your best chance is with a yellow, lower temp. carburizing flame. The piece was work hardened when it was bent. This means there is tons of stress built up in the piece.

Just buy a new one. Chances are you gonna need it anyway.
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thank you guys for your posts. i understand what yall r sayin and im not completely broke, i just dont want to pay $97 for a brand new one. anyway I really appreciate your comments and take every one into consideration. fortunately, i love riding too much just to get my spirits down and give it up because of a bent brake pedal. ill just buy a new one. again, thanks
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thank you guys for your posts. i understand what yall r sayin and im not completely broke, i just dont want to pay $97 for a brand new one. anyway I really appreciate your comments and take every one into consideration. fortunately, i love riding too much just to get my spirits down and give it up because of a bent brake pedal. ill just buy a new one. again, thanks
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Without heat it is impossible.

That bend is probably impossible to undo even with heat. Rear brakes are overrated anyway.
I hardly ever use mine.

I say it'll be weak- I agree 100% with Bluewave. Sorry. I'd be very surprised if it bent back without breaking.
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