R100GS HPN Rear Brake Lever

I first ran across HPN's replacement rear brake lever while flipping pages in a Touratech catalog, and the idea of tucking the lever up out of the way seemed like a good one. The $140 price tag is very high, however, but when some insurance claim cash came my way I decided "what the heck" and ordered one (along with an oil cooler relocation kit). The kit comes with everything you'll need for installation except a drill. The instructions in the package are in German, however, and like the cooler, there is a help page for the brake lever on the Touratech USA web site (though it's not referenced from the catalog page like the cooler). I was able to piece together the path forward from looking at the illustrations on the German instruction sheet and reading the text on the Touratech web page. The kit comes with three pieces: the replacement brake lever, a new cable stop for the rear drive end of the brake cable, and a cable alignment bracket for the pedal end of the cable. The latter is needed because the bend in the cable necessitated by the reversed lever makes the cable want to droop as it emerges from the brake pedal housing. The lever is aluminum, just like the original, and is the same length as well. It incorporates a jog so that the cable end will not hit the drive housing. The cable stops and brackets are cad plated steel, as are the mounting screws.
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