Anyone ever seen this on their bike ?? This is odd.
Obviously the kink should not be there. No one needs your condescending attitude tho. I am only asking if others have had this problem.First observation is that this individual does not understand how a brake master cylinder operates.
The kink should not be there, but I don't think it is a common issue.
Yes this is my video. You comment sounds condescending. You should read it again.That's not condescending. It is observation for truth that someone else might believe the misinformation.
Or is that you in the video?
Please expand the above quoted comment to see individual responses to the statements made in that quote. My comments are in RED and the OP's quoted post was left in BLACK.Yes this is my video. You comment sounds condescending. You should read it again.
I do not suggest I am a master motorcycle mechanic, but I do fix my own stuff, not my first bike, nor my last.
I am not trying to explain the operation of the master brake cylinder. And yes I do know how it functions but thank you.
Perhaps I mis-spoke or something in the video, but as an admin you should know that comment is not acceptable, you assume too much.
Cause = Kinked brake hose. Why ? Don't know. Factory defect ? ( The "cause" of your issue is not a kinked brake hose; the issue is a kinked brake hose. THe hose is still functioning as intended by the indication of lowering volume in the reservoir as the brakes are used.)
Effect = Leaking brake fluid at reservoir, and low brake fluid for whatever reason, and no rear brakes. (There is no effect from the kinked hose. The leaking at the brake reservoir is standard for all braking system as time passes when the seals aren't periodically inspected and cleaned. As brake pads wear, the fluid reservoir level goes down. It is a small volume reservoir, so a small change in brake pad "volume" shows a significant change in reservoir volume. The 'No Rear Brake" syndrome has been well discussed in various threads. It is a combination of master cylinder location (heat on the F3...not on the B3) and the low height of the reservoir. )
Why? How. I don't care. But I am smart enuf to know that they are all related.
Brake pads checked, still within spec as well. (Within spec, yes. Worn to some extent, certainly. This equals a change in brake reservoir volume....lower.)
Hope the problem is resolved. Bike still not fully assembled as I am having the Exhaust Valve error now too.
Yes we removed the rear caliper and pretty sure it was still inverted. Line also full of air which I know is the common problem. (As I watched your video, I noticed that you introduced a large volume of air to the system by the method with which you filled and bled the system. Because of the configuration and your chosen method of removing the reservoir I don't think this could have been avoided. However, there was probably not a large volume of air in the system prior to doing the maintenance. It is hard to tell because you didn't do a simple fill and bleed as a check for system integrity before disassembly.)
Not sure if there has been a full time solution yet tho. (For the non-ABS systems, providing heat shielding to the master cylinder (on the F3...not the B3) seems to work as does relocating the reservoir higher on the bike to provide more fluid head to the system. This can be done by a simple "capped hose" method as many competition bikes emply.)
Yes I also have the manuals I believe. Will double check the bleeding portion.
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