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Sometimes you just gotta ask yourself "what were they thinking?". I have black handlebars, black mirrors, black switches, black grips.....and yet they decided to use a silver brake handle. :eek:
So, this could be the very first mod for my Livewire.

What other features have you noticed that seem like they might need to be changed?
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I know this is an old thread, but I believe it's better to revive an old one than start a new one. I replaced my chrome lever with one of these. Looks much better imo.

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C-clip pliers make removing/installing much easier as well.
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How are the fit and finish on these. I never brake with more then two fingers. Do they move the lever towards you? I still am slightly grumpy that there is no lever adjustment. How can my $120 mt bike brake sets have this and expensive bikes not? Was the install as simple as it looks?
 

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How are the fit and finish on these. I never brake with more then two fingers. Do they move the lever towards you? I still am slightly grumpy that there is no lever adjustment. How can my $120 mt bike brake sets have this and expensive bikes not? Was the install as simple as it looks?
If you do not already have some, I highly advise to buy a C-clip pliers with the smallest points available.
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Just push the pin down from the top that the brake lever pivots on (to expose as much of the pin and c-clip below as possible) and use the pliers to remove the c-clip.

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Once the clip is removed, it's super simple and to remove the pin and lever, insert new lever and re-install pin and clip.

If your mirrors are upside down like mine, removing the mirror will make it easier to get to the clip.

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Cool just need to double check that would be all I ever need. Do you ever wish it was longer? I never use more then two fingers. My hand is too trained from DH mt biking to probably be even able to pull it off. Feels like letting go of the bar to use more then two fingers.
 

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Cool just need to double check that would be all I ever need. Do you ever wish it was longer? I never use more then two fingers. My hand is too trained from DH mt biking to probably be even able to pull it off. Feels like letting go of the bar to use more then two fingers.
I keeper her in Sport mode unless it is raining and since the regen is pretty strong in Sport mode, I barely have to use the front brake. The few times I have needed to use it, the lever and my few fingers were more than enough to make the ABS kick in easily.
 
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