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Can I just JB Weld my kids front brake lever back together?

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I've looked and called everywhere and nobody has these suzuki front brake levers in stock.

Tired of telling my kids they can't ride their lil JR50 for safety reasons, I had an idea today, which is the subject of this post. I think I have exhausted all other options so might as well try it right? Sure beats waiting weeks for a parts shipment to arrive before they can ride again.

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It could fail and leave your boy with no front brake. Probably when he needs it most...

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Epoxy will not work. Buy a new lever, get a couple. You might be able to take the lever to different brand stores and if the parts guy has half a brain, might be able to match it up.

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I plan on buying at least 3 levers so this situation doesn't stop our fun again. I was just wondering for the interim.

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maybe put some bark busters on it as well - less chance of breaking the levers

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No jb weld on the levers, unless you really regret not getting an abortion on those children

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Loosen the housing, just a little bit, where it clamps to the handlebar. It's better to have the whole thing rotate, than to break a lever. You can always rotate it back by hand. You can also slide the assembly inward, away from the grip, so the lever doesn't stick out past the bar end.

edit: Never mind moving the assembly inward. I forgot that those bikes have the brake perch and throttle assembly as 1 unit.

 

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6 minutes ago, Texan said:

Loosen the housing, just a little bit, where it clamps to the handlebar. It's better to have the whole thing rotate, than to break a lever. You can always rotate it back by hand. You can also slide the assembly inward, away from the grip, so the lever doesn't stick out past the bar end.

:thumbsup::thumbsup: And remember, it does not have to be a Suzuki lever.

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35 minutes ago, YHGEORGE said:

:thumbsup::thumbsup: And remember, it does not have to be a Suzuki lever.

What other levers (besides the KDX50's) should work? I don't have any brick and mortar bike shops for ~100 miles

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NO, please dont do that. It makes a hazard for your kid. Both has the potential to fail, and potential for sharp points that can puncture or cut his hand when it fails. 

I am a Huge JB weld fan, I fixed a cracked case on a Honda quad once and it held indefinitely, but I would never fix a piece of safety gear. It needs to be a new part. You can usually find that stuff on eBay cheap and it gets to you pretty quick. Good luck with it. 

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ANything with the same size handlebar, in a throttle/brake combo would work. quick search on the internet, I found a bunch of yamahas that look like they'd work

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I just got home and I actually have that handle. Are you in the US, I'm in North Carolina. Text me at(910) 478-5454. I can send it to you but you pay shipping. Mine came off a Suzuki jr80 

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NO to epoxy! If its a problem to obtain new levers please alum weld it back atleast. Then use a file and smoothen it out. I havd done this successfully a numbrr if times on my rm 125. Im on asvs now but the lever is still usuable to this day. No epoxy !!

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Thanks you guys. I ended up buying like 5 levers when I found them for cheap. Its good to know that there are other options though, and that JB is a terrible idea hahaha

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