I bought two, one for brake and shift lever. I was not happy with drilling a hole in my skid plate or frame so I wrapped it around the frame and the skid plate sandwiches the cable in place. I used heat shrink tubing around the cable for slimmer profile compared to the thick tube provided. Easy to install and hardly notice it’s there. This is must if you ride in the woods or desert brush.
I just had to drill a hole in my brake pedal and the pipe mount and thread the cable through. I have a plastic skid plate and it didn't seem like a good idea to run the cable through it. It survived the first ride intact but haven't really put it to the test with a solid sagebrush hit. So far so good.
This brake saver works great. It has the bead fused to the cable on the brake pedal end so it hides nicely inside the brake tip. Also the Black tubing is better than clear tubing on other manufacturers products that gets weathered looking quickly. Thanks for suggesting this part RM!!
Caught a 1.5in sapling between my brake pedal and the engine case, that was all the convincing I needed to put this on my DRZ400. Drilled stock skid plate bolt and little tab at the end of the brake pedal. Works amazingly!
This piece looks awesome. Only down side I would say is that the aluminum clamps are really stiff, and hard to get to clamp down on the cable. I used long handled wrenches and everything. I love the breakaway head on it, has already come in handy!
Installed on 2004 WR450 but have not tested the part yet. Will update review after a test has been completed. Look like it will prevent lever from breaking or bending out. Would purchase again and would recommend to a friend.
every bike i have owned has had one of these. they work great and are nice and inexpensive. i've broke a few, but it has always been operator error and i believe they have really saved my epensive brake levers numerous times.
If you race, this little part could be the difference between a finish and a DNF.Just knowing it's there make's me feel better about my bike.And i have broken one,but my brake lever was still intact at the end of the Hare Scramble,and that is priceless!!Worth every cent!!!
I installed on my ktm for a hare scramble.The corse was tight and rocky, really rocky. anyway the first lap I smashed my brake lever and foot peg in to a boulder. it bent the heck out of my lever tip but the lever stayed straight.
This part works great and is an excellent value. I installed it on my 08 KTM 530 XCRW and it works perfectly. The KTM brake pedals have a hole so its a snap to put on. I had the KTM hard parts version of this and the cable shredded after a few months. The Tusk version looks to be a better piece.
I have run these for years. If you ride off-road or even motocross they are a must (unless you like snagging and tearing off shift and brake levers). the tusk unit is tough and easy to install. best of all it is priced right. by far the best quality and value out there.
<br>I run these on all my bikes. Just put one on my KLR even. Works great, easy to install, and does a great job protecting my lever!
uh right! when you get a stick or something stuck in your rear brake lever and everybody's going by you when your on the side of the trail taking it out. all you'll be thinking is i could have won if i would have got one of those lever savers