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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 2009, 9:52 am Thread Starter
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Bent Brake Petal

Slight tip over last week, in the garage thank you very much Not much damage to the bike, mostly to the ego, side pannier (small scrape at outside front corner) and "bent brake petal". Looked at just buying a new par but the cost is over $100 for the part plus labor. I just finished having the dealer perform some work on my bike fixing the broken shifter, $30 part with a $1500 labor charge attached, so right now I'm a bit short on funds, says the SO, to just go out and have it fixed. It's not much of an incovenience since I mostly use the front brake anyway but would like to straighten the brake petal lever out. Has anyone had the same problem and tried to fix with just buying a new one? Can you apply heat to the metal and bend it back into place? Sincerely, 2nd Chance.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 2009, 12:57 pm
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Hi,

Your bike should have a partialy integrated braking system, that is if you use the front brake lever it actuates the rear brake also. I only use the rear brake to hold myself on a hill . I would definitely try to straighten your brake pedal, just let it cool down on its own after heating it, do not shock it in water, it may crack the metal.Start heating away from the bent area working toward it. Do not overheat, if it the heated area turns yellow STOP and let it cool.Apply some force as you are heating it, you will notice when it starts bending back, keep applying heat and force slowly until it is straight.

I do have a set of Oxy-acetylene torches to do that kind of stuff, but one of those propane torches may work too, just not the cheapy ones designed for soldering plumbing.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 2009, 10:59 pm
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if it is bent and not broken bend it back check the switch

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Thanks for the feedback. Just changed by Q disconnects this morning. Second time, BMW did the first repair on the Q disconnects. While replacing mine today I noticed that they only replace "ONE" of the male connectors and not both. I thought I was getting all new Q disconnects, guess again. Replaced with Jiffy-Tities and NAPA injector couplings. Very nice set up, tested, no leaks. I am going tor try heating the brake petal tomorrow and see what happens.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2009, 8:40 am
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Oh yes....Don't breathe the paint fumes while you are doing that, that's probably some nasty polyurethane stuff on there.....!

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I had a tip-over on my KRS and straightened the brake pedal while cold. No problems, straightened right out.

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Mine bent and re bent cold...glass bead blasted and repainted with that chrome paint looks good
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