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Just want to know how to replace brake lever correctly. I just bought this bike, took a safety course, and now I'm riding. I am very new to street riding so I'm extra cautious. However, I accidently broke the brake lever when I made a bad judgment call. I just want to make sure i put it together correctly. It looks easy but I still want to check. I did buy a cable lubricant and tool to apply it with. Please help. Amber Bogott

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This is a 1999 SV650, right? The brakes are hydraulic. The cable, is it on the left hand? This is a clutch cable. i suppose that makes no difference in the installation, though, so here goes:
There is a bolt with a nut on the bottom of it in the middle of the pivot for the lever. Loosen and remove this bolt and nut and slide or pivot out the old lever. Turning the lever towards the front of the bike, you will be able to release the cable. Using this same technique in reverse, install the new lever and you are all set to ride!
If the lever is on the right, it IS the brake lever and its installation is super-easy. No cable to deal with, just the bolt and nut and you are done.

Have fun, be safe,
matt

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Lubing cables with liquid grapphite is best, but simply turn the adjuster screw all the way in, grab hold of the cable and lightly but strong enough to pull out of the adjuster and slid it out of the slot. remove the lever pin and pull lever out, reverse to install.

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