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Old 12-03-2012, 05:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 05 zx6 rear brake issue

Question for all you gurus.

My rear brake doesn't lock up the rear tyre. It barely works at all.

The rotors and pads are fine, I have braided brake lines and have just re-bled the brakes. Their is sufficient 'pressure' on the brake pedal, it just barely does nothing when I push it. Not sure what else I could adjust or try. Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Question for all you gurus.

My rear brake doesn't lock up the rear tyre. It barely works at all.

The rotors and pads are fine, I have braided brake lines and have just re-bled the brakes. Their is sufficient 'pressure' on the brake pedal, it just barely does nothing when I push it. Not sure what else I could adjust or try. Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
I know you rebled the brakes, but your probably going to have to do it again. Is there any fluid leaking when you apply pressure to the pedel?. Could be trash in the line, you should try flushing it. Drain it completely and clean out the line. If you have taken your caliper off lately somtimes those pistons will get cocked a tiny bit and that will stop them from applying pressure try forcing them back in to the caliper a bit with a clamp and a flat piece of metal. If you do all of that the only thing you have wasted is some brake fluid and time.. if it doesnt work for you then id be looking for a new master cylinder or atleast a rebuild kit for it. if that doesnt do it then rebuild the caliper, and if you still not getting brake pressure, id call MacGyver.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply mate. No, there is no fluid leaking when I apply pressure to the pedal. I have taken my front off recently but haven't touched my rear.

I'll try your suggestions and see what happens, thank-you

But just in cased, you don't have MacGyvers number handy do you?
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