Rear Brakes


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purplemotoman
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Rear Brakes

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Hey everyone. I'm sure this has been asked often before but are any 1500 owners having rear brake issues?
I bled them (using almost a whole bottle of brake fluid), spun the wheel and applied the brake and they stop the wheel instantly.
Took it off the stand and went out on the road.....zero rear brakes. I have no leaks anywhere in the system.
Any thoughts? TIA


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Re: Rear Brakes

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Did you bleed the left front caliper? That is a linked brake system, you need to follow the factory bleeding procedure to make it work.
If it works on the stand it should work on the road. Is the pedal firm or does it just hit the stop?
purplemotoman
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Re: Rear Brakes

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Thanks I forgot about the link between front and rear. I'll check that.
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Re: Rear Brakes

Post by Solo So Long »

Bleed the front FIRST, because it's the farther slave cylinder.

It's really best to use a pressure bleeder. They aren't all that expensive, and work better (and faster) than bleeding with the pedal.


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