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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys,
I was encountering a problem with brake fade. When I say fade, it seemed as though that real firm brake feeling had wained and that the brake lever was getting closer and closer to the throttle...now there's nothing really wrong with pads/rotors...but what happened to that firmness. The brake fluid levels looked ok (replaced about 3500kms ago) and I started to get a sinking feeling.

Ok time for some research and I found the following post. Last night I following the instructions included within and am absolutely delighted to confirm that my firm brakes are back in force.

My thanks to MihaSLO for posting this in 2008 (page 3)
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showth...ghlight=nissin

Additionally, I taped up the brake lever last night and left it pulled in for about 10hrs - this morning when I tried the brakes they were even better.

I've got a track-day scheduled next month and was starting to get concerned that I would not have the brakes to enjoy the day. The two suggestions have definitely resolved my issue.

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I get the same thing on my Brutale, lever gets closer and closer to the bars and feels like they need a good bleed but actually some serious pumping on the lever gets them good again.

I always put it down to the fact I don't really use my brakes that much as even with my lardy arse on board shutting the throttle slows things down enough most of the time, red lights and random car drivers excluded....

Tim, are you a north or south islander ?
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Hi mate - well definitely follow the instructions....it brings the brakes back to their original feel....dont forgect to give the calipers a good clean first !!

...actually I'm an Aussie who's been living in NZ (Auckland) for the past 15 years....its a long story

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