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post #11 of 18 Old 12-19-12, 10:51
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If you want to understand where is the fault, you've to take apart both levers and compare them.

I bet you'll have just to add a washer or use a bigger bolt.
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post #12 of 18 Old 12-25-12, 06:53
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You could remove the nut and install a metal spacer in it's place, buy a longer bolt and a new lock nut on the bottom.....but I don't think this would solve your problem as no matter how much you tighten the bolt....it is not going to crimp that thick aluminum. I think you need to remove the nut/bolt and use a thin washer inserted between the lever and purch to remove the up-and-down play then reinstall the current nut/bolt.

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post #13 of 18 Old 12-25-12, 18:57
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Jam a screw driver into one side of the nut (small pocket screw driver or any piece of metal that can wedge in there) and then use an allen to tightening it.

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If you do what AZEKightz said to do it will work. A friend just bought a set of levers from china off Ebay and they had the same problem. He asked me to look at them and I was able to tighten them up by locking the nut in place with a pick tool and then tighten the allen bolt and they are nice and snug now.
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post #15 of 18 Old 12-26-12, 07:03 Thread Starter
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Tried the above as a first step but no luck - the gap between the metal mount and lever is too large still. Pretty sure it is a machining issue between the brake mount and lever thickness - about 1mm difference. I'm thinking a half mm spring steel open/split washer or something similar with a bit of lube to fit in the gap, but haven't found the right one one yet.
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I know this is old but I have just ran into the same problem, any fixes?

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Putting a little washer in there is the easiest option. I have developed a fair bit of movement/clunking and grating on adjustment also which is annoying but doesn't affect safety after a couple of pumps - overall I wouldn't go a set of these if I had my time again.

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I've got some rizomas and they're nice, mate has pazzos and he likes those aswell.

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