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Small hiccup installing the foldable 'brake' lever- F3 ?

Hey guys, so the F3 800 RC version comes with a box with some race goodies. One of those goodies are a set of foldable levers of which I was able to install the clutch lever.
The brake side is throwing me for a curve as it came with a "pill" looking object that looks like it triggers the brake when used with the foldable lever (it has a recess that it slides into perfectly)- the issue is the bike already has a protrusion sticking out and I don't know what to do- anyone have any advice on how to install this brake lever and what to do about that thing sticking out?

My guess is that I have to remove the protrusion and use the supplied "pill" looking thing- but how do I get that protrusion off? I'm hesitant to use force of any kind on the brake components- I'm guessing some of you guys have done this brake lever swap?

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LOL.... I've seen the pill type thing in two places on brake levers. One is pushing on the master cylinder and the other is related to the adjustments. The pill may not be needed. It is possible it is used on some installs but not the RC?

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Take some photos....Never heard of a "pill" on a lever assembly. ASV levers sometimes came with different pistons because the stock length was wrong for their levers.

Whose levers are they?

Be very careful around front brake levers. If the piston is depressed at rest even a tiny amount beyond normal by the new lever your brakes may drag and eventually lock up while riding.
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Thanks guys- I realize without pictures this thread is almost useless.......I'll have another go at it and take pics.
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Not quite useless. I know from recent experience that the early Ducati models used a "pil" in the brake lever to actuate the brake light switch.

If there is a recess that the "pill" slips into, and only one recess, then try the lever action with and without the "pill".

Or, since the supplied instructions are lacking, contact the lever manufacturer to see the application of "The Pill".

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Pills are something you take orally, like medicine or vitamins.....what the hell is a "pill" relating to a brake lever??

Guess I'll have to go to Google for advice?

Went to Wikipedia...no help:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pill

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This is a Ducati 748 Brake Lever!!!

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That's a "PIN" not a "PILL"..... you guys are weird.

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