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I can't abide the stock brake lever, so I'm looking into replacements. It appears that the XSR900 brake lever, part number B90-83922-00-00, is a fit, just by eyeballing it. Any other known cross references?

Pic of the the XSR900 lever attached.


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And the answer is yes. XSR900 levers are a perfect fit. However, avoid the cheap aftermarket levers. I got a set of those, and I had to modify them. The cup for the master cylinder plunger wasn't deep enough, so installing the lever made the brake permanently on. Had to drill it deeper. There was also excess material around the plunger cup that hit the master cylinder body, preventing the brake lever from going its full travel. A trip to the drill press and then a dressing with a hand file rectified these problems, but seriously just buy the Yamaha lever. They're like $14 bucks each. The only reason I went for the eBay levers is because I wanted shorty levers.

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XSR900 front brake adjustable lever installed and a perfect fit... until i recently experienced a really weird issue with it. Here it is: I have set the dial to 3 . After about 10 brakings the lever begins to become harder and harder to squeeze. The front brake works but it feels like the dial is set way over 5! After riding for 30min or so it starts to slowly un-tighten all the way to its current setting 3. Only to tighten again when I keep riding. And today, as I am rolling on the driveway ans stop before the garage opening I feel that the calipers are still squeezing the disk as I hardly can move the bike forward. I just cant believe this is related to the new lever, even though it started to happen after I installed it. Bike has about 6k on the odo. Brake line defect?
 

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Without actually being able to see your bike, I can only speculate. Usually when something happens right after you have just changed a particular component , it IS that component that is at fault. My guess is that the lever is sticking in the perch and not releasing the brake fully. Try putting the stock lever back on. I will bet that your problem goes away. Jevers
 
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