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Old 03-12-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Back Break Not Working Anymore?

Question for the experts,

I got my new boots yesterday, put them on and went for a ride...
as i pulled into the gas station i proceeded to disengage the clutch and squeeze both brakes gently only to find that the back brake was completely gone!!!, as you can imagine i had a minor panic attack but the front bake saved the day.

Im thinking this happened because i was resting my foot on the back brake the whole way there and something overheated, or maybe the fluid was boiling?

is there a way to lower the back brake pedal a little?
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:00 AM   #2
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yes you can lower it. I would think you would have noticed the extra drag.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:07 PM   #3
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:14 PM   #4
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LOL, be nice man. The guy is looking for helpful advice. While I can't contribute much regarding the brake problem, start riding with your toes on the pegs to avoid this problem in the future.

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Old 03-15-2009, 12:15 PM   #5
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??? Not Sure ???

May need fluid? Bleed the system, and or new pads...

Or maybe heated up the fluid idk...

My past experince with my rear brake not working was because the rear needed to be bleeded.. Took it to Motorcycles Unlimited 35 bucks later all better
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do you have pad material remaining?

yes- check fluid level.. if good bleed the brakes w the pump/hold/crack method or the submerged fluid method.

If the peg continues to go to the floor sounds like the master cylinder is not building pressure.

If your foot was resting on the peg, its possible the peg has been pushed down w the plunger so the fluid hasn't filled the cavity of the plunger when released.

Besides which, 90% of your braking is done in the front and the rears are rarely used exempt for stability. Plus 1 on what dudewheresmybikes said about riding on the of your feet. It will also help feedback through the frame and cornering performance.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:59 PM   #7
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J/K Yeah, everything above is good advice. What kind of boots are they? Also, if you are engaging your back brake just by riding normally, it is a VERY good idea to lower it.

Most back brakes are all or nothing, and make it quite easy to lock up the rear wheel. It is generally suggested to lower the lever so that if you are emergency braking and stomp it, it doesn't lock it up.
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:41 PM   #8
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may have air in the lines , bleed it first or take it to someone who can

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