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Old Jun 9th 2016, 09:02 AM   #1
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Replacing Brembo front brake lever problem...

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This is my first post! So hello to you all! This looks like a great place to hang out and I very much look forward to chatting with you all about all things Ducati!

As my name suggests, I am a bit of a noob on the Panigale front. This is my first proper "big" bike after owning 600's etc. I am absolutely loving it - but run into some teething issues (partly self-inflicted) but now the sunshine is here in the UK I am loving being able to get out on the Pani any chance I get.

Now - my latest mishap is pretty embarrassing I have to admit! After a wonderful ride out the other day I returned home to my drive after zero incidents or close calls out on the road, only to lose the front end in the loose shingle on my drive at circa 1mph and tip the bike over on its right-hand side. What an IDIOT!!!

Anyway - incredibly there is almost no damage. I almost couldn't bring myself to look, but all fairing panels etc are completely fine. The right foot peg just bent up as its supposed to but kept everything else out of harms way. Everything except the right brake lever that is. The end snapped off that - which in the scheme of things I am fairly happy about that being the only notable damage!

So 90 later I've sourced a replacement Brembo lever and very easily removed the old lever. However, installing the new one is proving very fiddly! As I am sure you guys will know, installation of the lever involves having to insert the actuator pin into the rubber boot seal. And I am having real problems getting the actuator pin to go in! Its one of those jobs where I am guessing there must be a trick to it - but as to what that trick is I just don't know!! I read elsewhere that a paperclip with the end bent at 90-degrees is a good idea, but I've had no luck trying that. Is there some other clever method for getting the pin to go through the hole?

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Old Jun 9th 2016, 09:07 AM   #2
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The trick is: Put some grease on the rubber, the pin goes right in.
If it does not, hold the ruber on it's side with a tweezer and push in the pin.
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Awesome mate thanks very much for the advice. I was thinking perhaps some lubricant was the answer but wasn't sure what best to go with! I will give the tweezers a go too!

The other thing I was looking for actually was a replacement bar end. I can't seem to find OEM ones anywhere? There are loads of other options and to be fair some look really cool. But I'd like to keep it original if possible.
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Old Jun 9th 2016, 09:18 AM   #4
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I can send you an original/OEM bar end for free. You'd have to pay for shipment from Switzerland

PM me if you want one.

Bar ends are a philosophy, we could talk hours about it. But for a start, I think it's a good idea to stick on the original ones.

PS: If you don't have any good grease at hand, silicone spray does the job as well.
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Wow that would be amazing Gecko thanks so much! I am more than happy to more than cover your postage costs! Will PM now
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Bar ends are a philosophy, we could talk hours about it. But for a start, I think it's a good idea to stick on the original ones.
Ah yes, I've noted that some are weighted differently, so I assume this affects cornering/handling? To be fair that does sound beyond my skill level at moment! So OEM prob for the best!

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Ah yes, I've noted that some are weighted differently, so I assume this affects cornering/handling? To be fair that does sound beyond my skill level at moment! So OEM prob for the best!

Thanks again!
In my personal opinion it doesn't affect rideability at all. It's more about vibrations (resonance frequency).

PS: You need a 12mm hex allen key for replacing the bar end.
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Found the thing in my Panigale pile...
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Thanks so much Gecko! That's def the right one. I shall send over a PayPal payment to you in a bit. Really can't thank you enough for the help!
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Just to add, I managed to get the lever fitted now! It was a real PITA to do it, but that made it all the more satisfying once it went in!
In the end I found it easier to remove the actuating pin from the lever and fit that into the boot. I used some small long-nose pliers to help it on.

However, the barrel on the end of the pin was really hard to slot back into the lever so that took some wiggling. Got there eventually though! Happy now it's done!
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