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Rear Brake Lever w/Shorter Platform?

I'm having some trouble getting my brake pedal adjusted where I like it. If I move it down as far as it will go, it's still not far enough out of the way that I don't have to worry about pressing it inadvertently. Also, I discovered that, when adjusted all the way down, it leaves the brake light on continously.

I noticed that sportbikes generally have shorter platform rear brake levers, unlike my SV. I think that would solve my problem, allowing me to comfortably have my toes outside of the lever, instead of over the top of it.

Does anyone know where I can get something like that for my SV? If a lever from another model of bike would fit, that would be what I prefer. I'm not looking for some bling-bling $200 aftermarket part (see my shorty levers thread).

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Yeah, that's my next step... buy a replacement and grind it.

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I have a bench grinder and an angle grinder if you want to experiment?
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Sounds good. Let me shop around for a lever to grind first. I'd like a spare in case I screw up.

I have the stuff to do it on my own, if need be. Dremel, Sawzall, Hacksaw, etc. etc.

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You should be able to adjust your tail light switch so it doesn't stay on!




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You should be able to adjust your tail light switch so it doesn't stay on!
Well, I would think that the tail light would be hooked up in such a manner that it didn't matter how I adjusted the lever.

I haven't had a chance to get a good look at it yet, but I think it's a matter of stretching the spring on the switch.

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No usually there is like a plastic bolt thing as part of the tail light switch...should be able to just adjust that!




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Adjusted my switch, good to go now!

Thanks!

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So after you did that...the full down adjustment you were getting before works for you?




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Yeah.

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Awesome glad I could help.




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