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Rear Brake Useless

Post  Mauser on Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:18 pm

As topic, my rear brake is crap, peddle is solid, genuine pads, disc perfect....just doesn't seem to bite ?.
Bit lost really.....caliper and pins perfect it floats like new, piston spotless....polished in fact BRP smile
What else is there ? Frustrated

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Post  BuRP on Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:53 am

Tried to put brake fluid in the system Maus?
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Funny one I agree - pads too old perhaps?
Old pads can get hard over time, and also ingress of shite is just about inevitable - and your cleaning agents spring to mind here, I know you keep things amazingly clean.
If you've got a contact then have the pads milled off say 0.5mm or so (or sand them down yourself with coarse sandpaper), and see if that makes a diff?
Or, if you recognize the above 'cleaning' here, soak the pads in thinners overnight, just dunk them.
Oh, ditto disc then, wash it with thinners, the best stuff to 'refresh' brakes.
If you ever had grease-leaking wheel bearings this may have gotten onto the pads... and I would replace them then, but try the thinner-soaking first.

Mind though, although the brake fluid remark above is a joke (for blondes only, I know you know...), this stuff gets old, and best is to renew it every year. It is very hygroscopic, and if a lot of water is in it (i.e old) then it becomes soggy, 'springy' feel.
And lastly, I've not mentioned bleeding any air - but you say the pedal is hard so I'll shutup now BRP smile
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Post  Mauser on Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:47 am

lol it's all perfect as you would expect, new Honda pads, disc is OEM and like new I don't use any cleaner liquid on my bikes, new fluid and no air just seems like the brake drags rather than bites....pins are stainless, sliders all greased recently, I don't go much over 30mph as you know just wondering if the pads are made for greater speeds ?.....bit lost to be honest Bananatool

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