found this tip on google.. could be useful SAVING BENT LEVERS. Drop your bike in a slow turn and two things normally happen: you punch a hole in the end of your grip and you bend a clutch or brake lever out of shape. If you have a Magura lever, which is highly malleable, it's just a simple matter of bending it back into shape any way you can. But if you ride a bike with brittle aluminum levers (most any Japanese bike), any attempt to bend them back into shape will just about guarantee a dull cracking sound and a two-piece lever. Here's the hot setup: if you're at home, place the lever in your oven and heat it to 220 degrees for about 15 minutes. The lever can then be tapped gently back into shape on a block of wood. If you're out in the field, the lever can be laid on the exhaust manifold of your idling truck for 15 or 20 minutes, then a careful bending process ensues. Naturally, you'll have to use gloves and rags to prevent fingerburn when you use this process, but the heating process quadruples your chances of success in the deadly lever-straightening game.