Originally Posted by MadeInMaine
so my buddy dropped my motorcycle the other day (he is ok), but he bent the shifter petal, where the rubber piece is to grab on your boot.
Does anybody know if I can just heat it a bunch, then bend it back, will it snap?
Do I have to buy another shifter pedal?
Thoughts, advice, knowledge?
If it were cast iron, it probably would have snapped when it was layed down.
You can bend cast iron back but it must be cherry red and it has to be done slowly. It may crack regardless though. And DO NOT QUENCH IT. Let it air cool.
If it's just a regular mild steel alloy (probably chrome plated) you can bend it back after heating with relative ease. Do it slowly or it will also crack. And the finish (chrome plating) will probably be destroyed.
If it's aluminum, fat chance. Get a new pedal.