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1) 1300 - how far does your front brake lever travel before really "braking" the front wheel? My front lever seems very spongy; I end up pulling the handle pretty near the throttle before it becomes firm. The shop supposedly bled them but I wonder.


2) What lights are supposed to light on the speedo when you turn the key on? I see only the oil indicator come on but i thought there was another.
 

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1) Only about an inch. I picked up some speed bleeders from DLP for $15. Worth it IMO

2) Oil, neutral and high-beam if on. Would like to see that high-temp light come on just to see if it is working (Maybe it is suppose to and mine doesn't)
 

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1) 1300 - how far does your front brake lever travel before really "braking" the front wheel? My front lever seems very spongy; I end up pulling the handle pretty near the throttle before it becomes firm. The shop supposedly bled them but I wonder.


2) What lights are supposed to light on the speedo when you turn the key on? I see only the oil indicator come on but i thought there was another.

1) Around 1 inch. Bleed teh brakes yourself... not too tough.

2) Oil Light, and Neutral Light, if its in neutral. See pic, bike had 2 miles on it at that point:



-Gonz
 

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Yeah, what they said.

I would add, because I think stealers should do their warranty work, that even though it is easy to do, have the stealer adjust it the way it's supposed to be.
 

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Thanks - I thought the temp light was supposed to come on but I guess my mind is getting faulty. I suppose I'll try bleeding the front myself.

This time I didnt take it to the dealer but had a local bike shop do it. Prolly a mistake on my part.
 

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1) Only about an inch. I picked up some speed bleeders from DLP for $15. Worth it IMO

2) Oil, neutral and high-beam if on. Would like to see that high-temp light come on just to see if it is working (Maybe it is suppose to and mine doesn't)
Mine temp light doesn’t either,
 

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Almost 12 years old thread, man.
 
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