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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2018, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Changing the levers How To

So I searched already and couldn't find anything... Does anyone have a link or instructions on how to change the levers. I recently bought adjustable ones and want to fit them, but have never done that before!

Want to make sure I get it right though

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It's literally just 1 bolt holding them. Doesn't take 2 minutes even. Don't be afraid to at least take a look at your bike even..

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Yep I looked, and there's no way I could unscrew that screw. All my Phillips screwdrivers failed it. Will need to take it somewhere to try.

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Yep I looked, and there's no way I could unscrew that screw. All my Phillips screwdrivers failed it. Will need to take it somewhere to try.

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My levers are attached with a shoulder bolt that has a large slotted head, not Phillips head. There is a lock nut on the underside of the lever that must be loosened and removed to get the shoulder bolt out.

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Yep I looked, and there's no way I could unscrew that screw. All my Phillips screwdrivers failed it. Will need to take it somewhere to try.

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No phillips needed large flat head and a 10mm socket for the bottom. Check YouTube many videos showing how to do it.
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Sorry meant to say flathead, clearly chocolate brain over Easter.

Did look at YouTube initially but couldn't find anything rebel specific. Will try again, thanks for your help everyone.

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You donīt need rebel specifics. Nearly all levers are to dismount and mount the same way.

Brake lever is the easiest: dismount the bolt on the underside of the lever and then get a simple screwdriver and dismount the bolt/screw thats holds the lever. Put in the new lever, then the screw, bolt it not too strong and then finish your job with the bolt you have loosened before. Torque of the screw: 1nm/ of the underside bolt: 6nm. Means: not too strong!

Clutch lever: the same job, but first you have to loosen the clutch play. So you get the nipple of the clutch cable out of its hole on the lever.
Then you do as written above including to install the nipple in the new lever and after that, you have to adjust the clutch play again.
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I replaced my levers with the shorty replacements easily found on Amazon or Ebay. Can't beat the price at around $20. Various colors too (I chose red. No idea why).

The one thing I'd like to add - and I've seen elsewhere on this forum - is that once installed my clutch lever was a good deal further from the grip than the break lever. They ARE adjustable... but even with that I had to install a small (maybe 1/8 inch) spacer in between the lever handle and mounting base.

In my case not only did it make both levers the same distance from the grips - but also got rid of any free play in the clutch (which is how I like it).

For more info on this search the thread. There is a post that includes pictures of what the guy did to remedy this.
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