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    Brake Pedal

    My rear brake pedal requires quite a bit of throw to engage the brakes. Is this normal? The pedal is parallel to the ground before it takes effect.

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    May want to check the fluid levels.... but I know mine takes a bit as well.

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    bleed system.. EVERY 2 YEARS. its in the manual.

    its a LINKED SYSTEM. read the manual.. download for Free... year of manual does NOT matter... all 1800 is same for the brakes.

    Linked means front and rear are connected.. and has a Special procedure to do it. Its NOT Difficult... just different.

    Old Fluid should be Clear or Light Yellow.. any darker is overdue for replacement. my opinion.

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    The brake fluid on my bike, that the dealer claims was changed, looked about like coffee. I flushed it all out good. My pedal doesn't move that far, but this is my first linked brake system bike so I wasn't sure about being 'normal' or not. Stops good and too good if I push it too hard. I have lost miles off the back tire until I found the 'sweet spot'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ64 View Post
    The brake fluid on my bike, that the dealer claims was changed, looked about like coffee...
    ...damn stealers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjklaser View Post
    ...damn stealers
    I really really really can't stand liars. There is no reason for that. I don't know if they learned a lesson, but I did

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    I have quit a few mechanics jobs... owner/managers lack of honesty to the customers. Dealers and repair shops.

    you may not like what is say.. but it will be the truth as I know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver F View Post
    bleed system.. EVERY 2 YEARS. its in the manual.

    its a LINKED SYSTEM. read the manual.. download for Free... year of manual does NOT matter... all 1800 is same for the brakes.

    Linked means front and rear are connected.. and has a Special procedure to do it. Its NOT Difficult... just different.

    Old Fluid should be Clear or Light Yellow.. any darker is overdue for replacement. my opinion.
    Amen brother, brake fluid is cheap and the bleeding process not difficult. It sure beats having to rebuild calipers and replace lines

    A little maintenance goes a long way to saving $$$

    Do you recall this commercial?


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    Haven't had to look at the 1800 rear brake master cylinder except for normal bleeding but the 1300 is adjustable at the rod between the master cylinder and the brake lever attached to the pedal. Bit of a pain getting to it but I've made that adjustment numerous times for folks.

    It comes to mind because you said nothing about a soft hand brake and with the linked system you are having a problem only from the foot brake so I'd be looking at that.

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