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Disk Brake Problem Motorcycle

05/14/2016 10:33 AM

Hello Guys,
I am facing one problem with my bike's disk break. Following is video of that problem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sExfCPq3ZxA
break is very loose.

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Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/14/2016 11:11 AM

Gee, really.

You should give it away. It's broke.

If hydraulic brakes, check master cylinder or wheel cylinder.

If mechanical LOOK AT THE CABLES.

In any case, if you are this helpless, you should be walking or riding the bus.

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Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/14/2016 11:24 AM

Check disc break fluid level...then have a local mechanic show you the basics.....then get this book, or equivalent, and read several times....

http://www.ebay.com/gds/The-Complete-Motorcycle-Brake-Maintenance-Guide-/10000000177639760/g.html

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05/14/2016 11:41 AM

Interesting conundrum here.

Here we have an individual who apparently is capable of recording and uploading a video, but who is incapable of analyzing a simple visual problem laid out before him.

Who, also apparently, is incapable of performing an internet search for a solution, but is willing to let others do his work for him.

That's sad!

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Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/14/2016 12:29 PM

It's possible the problem was noticed, but not addressed immediately thinking to inspect the fault when time permitted...now, in preparation for inspection, looks for leads that may assist in leading to a solution....Approaching the situation with confidence and determination is half the battle...I personally wouldn't mind having you guys in my pocket when approaching a technical problem that I was unfamiliar with...Maybe this was just an opening salvo and an entire troubleshooting saga is about to unfold...

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Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/14/2016 1:04 PM

Cynics-----1

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Let's hope the rear brakes still work.

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#6

Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/14/2016 2:50 PM

break is working but only when i press to the end of Handlebars.

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Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/14/2016 9:23 PM

How do the brake pads look? maybe you need to replace the pads.....maybe the hydraulic plunger is bad....maybe you are just low on brake fluid....

http://www.indiamart.com/angadautospares/disc-brake-parts.html

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Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/15/2016 2:52 AM

Last night i checked that there is no oil in master cylinder. Is this because of no oil in master cylinder???

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Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/15/2016 6:22 AM

Does 2+2=4?

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Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/15/2016 8:34 AM

I think it sounds like you are in over your head if you don't know the basics you need to do some reading & learn something before you go any further

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Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/15/2016 10:04 AM

You are a troll!

Get lost and stay lost.

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05/15/2016 10:45 AM
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05/16/2016 12:06 AM

If there was oil in the master cylinder, you'd be in real trouble, because it and the rest of the braking system should contain BRAKE FLUID.

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Re: disk brake problem motorcycle

05/15/2016 11:53 PM

That's the same as saying "The brakes on my car are working if I push the pedal all the way to the floor"

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05/14/2016 4:20 PM

Adjust the cable nut.

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05/14/2016 4:36 PM

It's much worse than I first thought.

This guy is completely clueless/helpless.

The front brake is hydraulic. Look closely and you will see the plunger moving forward toward the master cylinder, instead of away as it would if mechanical/cable brakes.

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05/14/2016 4:34 PM

The problem is the nut on the seat!

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05/15/2016 12:07 AM

have you just recently done work on your brakes or did this just suddenly happen for no reason?

you need to tell the history & other observations that you have made & the condition of the entire system. there could be so many reasons this is happening & no 1 is going to go through the entire list of things without you doing more than just showing the lever going into the bars

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05/15/2016 2:32 AM

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05/15/2016 2:33 AM

Or maybe the brake is just having a break

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Re: Disk Brake Problem Motorcycle

05/15/2016 2:16 AM

I have ridden over 500,000 miles (about 800,000 km), and, looking at the general state of maintenance/cleanliness of the brake lever and lever pivot area, I would suppose that a new master cylinder, hose(s), and caliper(s) would be in order. The lever and the pivot bolt might also require replacement. While replacing these items, I would also check the thickness of the disc(s) and the pads, replacing as necessary, following all of this with a vigorous bleeding of the system with new brake fluid from a sealed container.

If all of those things are not replaced, I would recommend using the rear brake (not "break") only, while leaving a great deal more distance in front of the motorcycle to allow for the decreased braking ability.

But that's just me...

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