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Offline Spugone

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Rear break lever
« on: August 02, 2018, 07:18:34 AM »
Hi, just quick question about the rear brake lever, I seem to have to push it a long way down to apply the brake, is it normal? Can it be adjusted? If so how? Thank you in anticipation for your replies.

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Re: Rear break lever
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 08:32:16 AM »
Initial assessment is, depends on your definition of “long way down” and it’s safe to assume you meant the break pedal and not lever correct?! (Me just being a snob foreigner  :192: )
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Re: Rear break lever
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 08:38:23 AM »
Hi, yes I do mean the Pedal. Feels like
My foot is a long way down fornot to do anything  :016:

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Re: Rear break lever
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 11:54:40 AM »
Mine goes down a bit and it’s a soft fee that allows me to apply as much as I want.
Try to get a photo of the pedal when down, and we can compare notes, also I mostly use front brake (95%)

On a separate note, they are combination brakes so you f you feel the rear brake pedal very hard as you try to use it while applying the front brake it is normal as the bike will manage them together
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Re: Rear break lever
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 12:04:31 PM »
Sounds like it's time for a rear brake bleed.

The brake pedal is not adjustable per se. The only adjustment is the blow-back adjustment on the rear master cylinder shaft.

Do NOT try adjusting this in an attempt to change the rear brake pedal position, as you risk screwing up your cylinder blow-back adjustment. A too tight blow-back adjustment will prevent brake caliper brake pressure blow-back when you release the brake pedal, and you end up having a stuck or partially stuck rear brake, which might result in a grossly overheated brake disk and/or caliper/pads.

« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 12:25:19 PM by tor »

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Re: Rear break lever
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 12:28:27 PM »
Yes, flush the old fluid and refill, bleed.
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Re: Rear break lever
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 12:50:57 PM »
As the front and rear brakes operate as linked brakes operated by the front brake lever you need only use the front brake unless you wish to control the rear brake only  :305:
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