aftermarket brake lever ktm 990

Discussion in 'Australia' started by zenKTM, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. zenKTM

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    howdy

    anyone got a suggestion for an aftermarket brake lever for a ktm 990 (are 9fiddies the same??)
    (i've got aftermarket clutch for $20 or so but not brake?)

    the dealer reckons (their) aftermarket supplier doesn't make 'em

    and at $130 i could carve my own out of gold :eek1

    the dollar is rubbish so the states is not an option

    help appreciated :clap
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  2. Doctor

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    KTM's are like $2 coins hitten a tin :rofl
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  3. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    I'm pretty sure the aftermarket EXC brake levers are compatible.

    I'd take the 990 to the shop and ask for a bunch of levers to swap and try on.
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  4. KTM_Paul

    KTM_Paul Sans KTM

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    I got a Brake and Clutch lever for my 640Adv from MAW (Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse) in Castle Hill, about $17 each I think it was :evil
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  5. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    The twin disc font end on 990/950 and later 640 uses a different master cylinder and therefore a different leaver to the EXC and earlier 640. The main difference is the location of the brake light switch. An EXC leaver will work on a 990 etc but will not operate the brake light switch. Put the two leavers side by side and the difference is obvious. On the other hand, :evil Ballards sell genuine Magura clutch leavers for about $25.00 and non-genuine ones are cheaper again. The moral of this story? always fall off on the left hand side :lol3
    Paul.
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  6. zenKTM

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    so the upshot is your 03 640 cheapie levers won't work KTM_Paul :cry

    i can't be effed riding 50km+ to a ktm dealer to be sold a $130 lever that i could have bought over the phone

    and i checked the ballards catalogue and it looked like that no good either - which is what PrestonPaul is saying

    i can probably get one of those fancy folding ASV levers shipped from the US with a shitty exchange rate and come out even

    WTF :puke1 :baldy :topes
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  7. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    yep, the dreaded 9x0 brake lever cost issue. paul is on the money re the tab, i carry a set of plastic levers as spares and figure i can live with no brake light for the interim.

    may i suggest you take time to loosen the mounts just a tad and thereby next time you most likely shall not be requiring a new lever.
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  8. KTM_Paul

    KTM_Paul Sans KTM

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    ummm Actually I was thinking more you could give them a ring to see if they had anything to fit YOUR model! :huh
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