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Need to replace brake pedal

Low-sided the V a few months ago and the only damage was to my rear brake pedal. It was bent a tiny bit back toward the foot peg. I've been riding it ever since and haven't had a problem. I am debating selling the bike and would like to fix it before listing it anywhere... I don't really want to try and bend it back and risk cracking it.

Anyone know where I need to start? Up until this point the extent of maintenance (on any vehicle I've owned) has been an oil change.
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Low-sided the V a few months ago and the only damage was to my rear brake pedal. It was bent a tiny bit back toward the foot peg. I've been riding it ever since and haven't had a problem. I am debating selling the bike and would like to fix it before listing it anywhere... I don't really want to try and bend it back and risk cracking it.

Anyone know where I need to start? Up until this point the extent of maintenance (on any vehicle I've owned) has been an oil change.
Straighyen it, they bend very easy. Very malleable steel.
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Low-sided the V a few months ago and the only damage was to my rear brake pedal. It was bent a tiny bit back toward the foot peg. I've been riding it ever since and haven't had a problem. I am debating selling the bike and would like to fix it before listing it anywhere... I don't really want to try and bend it back and risk cracking it.

Anyone know where I need to start? Up until this point the extent of maintenance (on any vehicle I've owned) has been an oil change.
Put it in a vise or hold it with vise grips, heat it with a propane torch, and bend it back into shape. A little heat will make bending it back into shape a lot easier and it will be less likely to crack.
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