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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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My rear brake stopped working... is this really acceptable?

Unsuprisingly, my rear brake stopped working after about 1500 miles. You guys seemed suprised that my brake worked at all when I mentioned it here once.

Anyway, I let the guy who got me into riding ride my 750 and he freaked out about the rear brake. Everyone here seems to have no problem without a rear brake, but the MSF course and a lot of other people say the rear brake is necessary for optimum braking. So, is it really ok to have a rear brake that does NOTHING at all?
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 10:44 AM
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I use the rear brake infrequently and I know many MV owners don't use it at all. The point is, if it's fitted it should be working. Infrequent use of braking components quite often result in the slider mechanism or the caliper pistons seizing. The only remedy is to strip the caliper to find out which component/s are locked up and get the whole assembly working again.


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Psperl are you already familiar with and have covered the stages in the FAQ entry?

http://mvfaq.blogspot.com/2005/09/re...elocation.html

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For canyon/street riding I NEVER use the rear brake. So YES.

For wheelies I ALWAYS cover the rear brake and prepare myself to use it as necessary. So NO.



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Unsuprisingly, my rear brake stopped working after about 1500 miles. You guys seemed suprised that my brake worked at all when I mentioned it here once.

Anyway, I let the guy who got me into riding ride my 750 and he freaked out about the rear brake. Everyone here seems to have no problem without a rear brake, but the MSF course and a lot of other people say the rear brake is necessary for optimum braking. So, is it really ok to have a rear brake that does NOTHING at all?

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Psperl are you already familiar with and have covered the stages in the FAQ entry?

http://mvfaq.blogspot.com/2005/09/re...elocation.html

I bought the bike with 12000 miles and the rear brake worked, but not that great. Enough to lock the rear wheel.

In just 1500 miles it went from working to absolutely nothing. I just ignored it becuase I hear about how people's rear brake doesn't work all the time in these forums.

So, I haven't covered the stages in the FAQ entry. I will when I get the time, I just wanted to see if my brake is like everyone else's, as I suspected.

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It is not acceptable. Mine has completely stopped working as well and I will be working on it as soon as I do the next service in a couple of weeks. I'll let you know what I find. I am not sure that I want to relocate the reservoir, but I will if I must.

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i know alot of riders who race on the track and they disable the rear brake....i myself never use the rear brake even thought the MSF course and DMV book teaches otherwise. I think the DMV courses are really geared toward the cruisers and not toward sportbikes. There is a big difference between the two and I will be happy when the states begin to recognize that and change the way they instruct begining motorcyclists.
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It should be a very easy problem to trouble shoot and repair, there are only a select # of things that can cause that. I personally only use my rear brake in emergency or panic situations, the msf course if not intended to teach you to ride to the limits of tire adhesion, and MV Agusta's are happiest just there.

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I had the dealer adjust my break on my old 750 and it work very well.

I don't use with when I ride but do use it to keep the bike from rolling backwards at a stop. So, yeah, it does need to work or they would have added it. I think it's just an adjustment.
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mine would go every 500 miles or so..i just stopped using it. I dont wheelie so there is really no need for one

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