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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

Has anyone experienced or know of an issue with the rear brake (well it's not really an issue).

My pads and fluids are all good but the rear brake just feels a bit wooden (that is, it has no real feel).

Not sure if its just that I rarely use the rear brake or perhaps it's just the type of pads....but interested to hear your thoughts.

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rears?

Tim;
thats a pretty good description, i use mine all the time, on all my bikes, but the MVs rears have NO feel? i need to measure bore sizes and do some calculations


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Mine Kinda Feels That Way Also. Very Smooth
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Hey Noel, thanks for the feedback. My other bikes have always had a much better feel ...but the Mv just doesn't quite have it...doesnt bother me...just wanted to check with the crew

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My brake is useless, I can stand on it and it doesn't do anything!

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Hey Gazman, it certainly doesnt!

Like Noel I do use the rear on my Harley's... I've got twin disks on the Road-King and they're good (brembo's - badged as HD) stoppers but it's better to use both to keep the bike shaped properly heading into the turn (yes they can turn, but you're in a world of hurt if you over-load the front)

Never really bothered me with the Brute as its breaking and cornering are sublime (I know preaching to the converted), but with increasing track days, I'd like to have more confidence that the rear is going to help - especially when trail-braking.

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when i first got my brute the rear was as you said wooden but my dealer replaced the pads after that they were good
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when i first got my brute the rear was as you said wooden but my dealer replaced the pads after that they were good
That makes sense too.

First, try cleaning the discs with ScotchBrite and some brake cleaner, or maybe even roughing them up with some 120 grit sandpaper.

Also "deglaze" the pads using the sandpaper also. Scuff the top shiny layer off, no need to go crazy on it, just scuff it.

Keep all oils away from the disc and pads, and clean all with brake cleaner until the towel comes off clean when you wipe it.

See if that improves things. Doesn't cost much, doesn't take much work.
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Rear brake is only good for settling the chassis entering a corner or helping control front wheel altitude on a launch. It serves no purpose in stopping the bike. It doesn't need any feel.
That said, I have locked my rear wheel in a panic stop....and in practicing panic stops. That's probably because the rear wheel was leaving the pavement.
If you are depending on rear brake feel for stopping you need to practice. It's all about the front brakes.

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I'd like to have more confidence that the rear is going to help - especially when trail-braking.

Cheers[/quote]

Trail braking into a corner with the rear is not a good idea Cruiser, front only, and as you come of the brake you start gently rolling the gas on to get load back onto the back wheel.

If you are trail breaking with the rear, what are you doing with the front brake ?

Do yourself a favour Tim, really worth it, get yourself a copy of "A Twist of the Wrist 2 " by Keith Code.
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