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Question brake lever clicks when pulled in all the way

I recently started having this problem. When I pull in the brake lever it will click right before it's totally depressed. It looks like the lever is hitting part of the bracket which holds the lever, but I'm not sure. Has anyone else experienced this? It's definitely not the brake switch engaging because the light comes on when the lever is barely depressed. I can try and post a picture later tonight but it's hard to see in there so I don't know if it will be of much help. I'm thinking of going with AGV Unbreakable levers soon, which looks like it comes with a whole new bracket which will totally get rid of the problem I hope, but until then I would like to resolve this problem because it can get annoying while riding.

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Usually that click is the sound of the light switch 99% of the time.


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Stock brake lever I take it?

It is possible that, if you have not flushed fluid recently, that the brake fluid has absorbed enough moisture that the lever travel has increased, and there is some stiction at the plunger (on the master cylinder.) If you change levers, flush your fluid as well. Kind of a pain, but the increase in braking fidelity is worth it.
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Stock brake lever I take it?

It is possible that, if you have not flushed fluid recently, that the brake fluid has absorbed enough moisture that the lever travel has increased, and there is some stiction at the plunger (on the master cylinder.) If you change levers, flush your fluid as well. Kind of a pain, but the increase in braking fidelity is worth it.
I was actually just thinking while riding yesterday that the travel seems pretty long. Good call i'll get on that when I get my new levers and I guess just put up with the click for now

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Usually that click is the sound of the light switch 99% of the time.
Maybe after I flush the system there won't be as much travel anymore and it'll solve itself. It's not even just a click sound there is actual resistance when it does the click, kinda like it's getting hung up. Who knows..

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When I got my first bike, a '99 Suzuki SV, the brake fluid was very old. It made my front brake lever not pull smoothly; it would require a certain amount of pressure to get to a point, then stop, then suddenly 'give' and pull further, getting hung up again, etc. So my braking would be very jumpy and not smooth. Changing the fluid (I installed ss lines too) fixed it entirely.
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When I got my first bike, a '99 Suzuki SV, the brake fluid was very old. It made my front brake lever not pull smoothly; it would require a certain amount of pressure to get to a point, then stop, then suddenly 'give' and pull further, getting hung up again, etc. So my braking would be very jumpy and not smooth. Changing the fluid (I installed ss lines too) fixed it entirely.
The braking is very linear and smooth, however it seems like the lever is traveling more than it used to and that click has started to show up. I'm thinking about doing the SS brake lines when I bleed the system and put on the levers. How hard are the SS lines to install?

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