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post #1 of 19 Old 03-31-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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DL650 2012 Brake Lever

Havn't actually gotten on here since actually getting my bike, but I need a hand... After finally having the weather get decent and riding about and finally getting used to the higher centre of gravity the vstrom has over my old little bike... while just pulling forward at a 4-way stop some idiot decided that I didn't exist and he was going to blow straight through. I accelerated fortunately in time to get out of his way, but not well enough to avoid a low-speed tip over, snapping my brake lever (And cracking the turn signal, but I managed to repair that myself..).... It's fortunately still long enough to actually use 4 fingers on it, but it looks ugly, all snapped off there.. Was wondering if anyone could help me find a replacement lever (Or a replacement pair of levers) for less than the oem price of ~$75.. as that's a hell of a cost for a purely cosmetic repair.. and the only other results I have managed to get have been for 2011 and lower year models.. and it is (according to my dealer who tried to help me out) definitely a different part...


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post #2 of 19 Old 03-31-2012, 06:47 PM
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57300-44G11 is the part number. Your dealer was mistaken. It's the same as the 2011. In fact, plug in that part number at PowersportsPlus.com Search: 57300-44G11 and find a number of Suzukis using that lever. 57300-44G10 is listed for some of those so the number difference is only about the supplier or something not affecting the fit. OEM Parts Suzuki Gladius (SFV650) 2009 HANDLE LEVER - Cheap Cycle Parts shows the part ending in 11 replaced the part ending in 10. The Parts Unlimited replacement lever should fit. Parts Unlimited Replacement Lever - Brake - Kawasaki/Suzuki- is one place to get it.

Edit as of 6/26/2014: 57500-25D00 is listed for the clutch lever and 57300-44G12 for the brake lever now.

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post #3 of 19 Old 03-31-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Aha! Cheers mate. That's a massive help.
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post #4 of 19 Old 07-13-2012, 12:25 PM
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Brake lever replacment - procedure

Moving the bike around in the garage I had a "zero speed" tip over. I got it down reasonably gently when it became obvious I wasn't in a position where I could keep it up so only damage was end of brake lever. This is a 2012 adventure so has crash bars. Also has hand gurards on order (but not installed).

I've searched the forum about brake lever replacement and learned that I'm not the only person to break a lever but can't find any information about replaement procedure. I'm hoping that is because all I have to do is remove pivot bolt and slide in the new lever.

Looking at the brake assembly prior to taking anything apart I'm not quite certain what is giving the lever tension to make it want to "spring" to the normal position. Is it just the pressure of the hydraulic piston? Before I slip out the bolt to replace this lever I would like some assurance that it is as simple as it looks and I won't have a dozen parts scatter across the garage floor. I would llike to avoid having a minor problem get worse. I'll also be adding a shop manual to my list of accesories.

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It's as simple as removing the pivot bolt, replacing the lever and putting the bolt back in. A spring inside the master cylinder pushes the lever back but a circlip at the end prevents parts from leaving the area.

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It's as simple as removing the pivot bolt, replacing the lever and putting the bolt back in. A spring inside the master cylinder pushes the lever back but a circlip at the end prevents parts from leaving the area.
Whew, I thought I had to disassemble the master cylinder and all. The service manual seems to imply that the MC assembly has to come off first before removing the lever. I guess it's such a simple process that they didn't want to waste ink.

This thread and reply from GW was helpful for my situation. Thanks, all!
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Can the lever really just be swapped out for a new one or does it need lubed with anything? Thanks.


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Grease the pivot. It's a regular maintenance item. not just initially.

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Just have to say, greywolf, you are a walkin', talkin' service manual without the errors.
Is this just years off accumulated experience on the Strom, or are you neurologically interfaced with some cosmic database?
Kudos on being such a great resource here...
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