So, I am tired of seeing these threads. It is scary
Do not buy cheap ebay brake levers people!!!!
Especially the ones that look like Pazzos and CRGs and the like.
They may make your brakes lock up while riding, and cause a crash. They do so any of three ways.
Most common, the guide hole where the master cylinder plunger sits is too shallow. This holds the brakes on ever so slightly constantly. This causes the brake fluid temps to rise, and the pads to over heat, to the point everything swells and locks up.
Another way they do it is some of them either dont have a pivot bushing at all, or the pivot bushing hole is the wrong size. The hole where the pivot bolt goes galls up over time, and the lever begins to stick, causing the same issue as above
And thirdly, they use crappy billet alluminum. No, Not all billet is the same quality. Often their has voids and flaws in it, or it is not even billet at all but rather a cheap casting. These cheap materials often break or crack at the pivot, and can cause the lever to fall off completely during normal use, or jam and lock up the brakes. Sometimes they break at the adjuster, sometimes in the middle
Here are just the few threads I can find quickly about it if you dont believe me. I am sure there are more.
I often wonder how many people have DIED!!!! because their brakes locked up on the freeway or something, but they were not around to tell anyone what caused it.
Please. Stop. Dont buy them.
If you cant afford quality aftermarket levers, get quality OEM replacements. Lockhart Phillips sells some. Motion Pro sells some. I am sure there are others. DO NOT get the cheap ebay levers. Please.
1: Post 14 front brakes locking up
2: Front brakes locking up???
3:Post ten is an installation issue, but similar Front Brakes Locking Up
4: Breaks locking up
5: post 30 Front brakes seized
6: post 5 Front Brake Issues
7: Same issue, caused by simply wrong lever installed hears one for you guys...
leading to this thread on another forum http://www.zxforums.com/forums/zx-6r...ng-brakes.html
8:front brakes locked up while riding
9: My Front Brakes Locked Up!!! Why???
10: some accounts in here china cnc adjustable levers?
11: post 3 Front End Lock, what to do?
12: post 5 Front Brake Failure. Near Accident. Help?
13: Dirty Calipers
Ok.......... enough. I am tired of searching. That is only halfway through page 3, of a search result that has 5 pages. And that is mostly only on THIS ONE FORUM, let alone other forums out there that people are not members of this one. And that is only with the proper spelling of "Brake" and not searching "break" which I am sure I could find many more as well.
Do not buy cheap chinese levers!!!!!!