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Has anyone had much experience bending back bent levers? I want to try to bend it back, but I'm nervous I might snap the lever.

I did just notice I've put a modest bend in my brake lever (as well as some chips on the tip) during my bike's first "horizontal parkjob"

I also knocked the rubber hose loose that comes from the gas tank (that appears to be an overflow/breather?) and I tucked it back into the groove on the bottom of the plastic piece directly above the rear tire (under the seats) Is this where it's supposed to go? I couldn't find anywhere else that it seemed to fit.

Thanks everybody!!
 

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You can always try bending it back, most of the time they do break. Ive had an occasional success doing it.
 

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I have bent my Monster lever back with no sign of any cracking. I also bent a lever back on my Triumph ok. Guess they may be made of 6061 aluminium.
Obviously remove lever first and hold in vice.
 

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I've straighted bent aluminum levers by removing them and heating them in a pan of boiling water first.

I know other people have used a torch to heat their bent levers before trying to rebend them, but I'm too chicken to risk doing it that way.

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newbies2r said:
Has anyone had much experience bending back bent levers?
Front or rear brake lever? I've never had any luck bending the front brake or clutch levers, but the rear brake and gear levers bend really nicely - I managed to un-bend Mostro900's gear lever when it was literally folded back on itself - I just levered it back close to its original shape with the spark plug socket.

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Yes... The best way to do it is to bet a one or two foot length of 1" pipe. Stick the pipe over the lever and slowly start reshaping the lever... slowly... and little bits at a time. The more you reshape it the more you will be able to push the pipe in. It will only take you a minute ot two to complete the job. You can probably return it such that you can't tell it was bent in the first place. The metal on the levers is really soft and will bend easily.
 

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i have used a rubber malet to bend back a clutch lever with good results. i tried using the mallet on the gear change lever and the rear brake lever with no success.

good luck.
 

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Wow-I was under the impression that new OEM levers would be $70-$120 since most parts i've looked up on ducatis are more then 4x more expensive then equivalent parts for jap bikes.

The ducati dealership I prefer dealing with in VA (redline motorsports) has them for only $22!!

For that price, I would rather put a new one on instead of potentially snapping mine bending it back (or having a weakened part from bending back and forth)

Thanks much guys!
 
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