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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 01:58 AM
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Your front brakes locked up doing 60? How the hell did you hit them that hard?

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Ive heard of that happening on a Buell before. My old store manager broke his collar none that way. I don't think she actually hit the brakes.

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Ive heard of that happening on a Buell before. My old store manager broke his collar none that way. I don't think he actually hit the brakes.
I never hit the breaks not once, I left McDonald's with my buddy after meeting up then got on interstate and wreck less then a mile


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Have you recently bleed your brakes? Maybe vapor locked the front?

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Like I said. Ive seen it happen.

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If you recently installed new levers and did not line up the piston 100% straight into the pocket in the lever it puts a small amount of pressure on the system constantly. After a bit of riding this constant pressure heats the fluid and raises the system pressure until it locks the brakes. Heard about it happening when people put aftermarket levers on and while putting mine on I notied the piston could get misalined easy during install.

May not be what happened but worth keeping an eye on.
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If you recently installed new levers and did not line up the piston 100% straight into the pocket in the lever it puts a small amount of pressure on the system constantly. After a bit of riding this constant pressure heats the fluid and raises the system pressure until it locks the brakes. Heard about it happening when people put aftermarket levers on and while putting mine on I notied the piston could get misalined easy during install.

May not be what happened but worth keeping an eye on.
Dam that would make sense bc they've been on there and I've bleed them over and over but it never changed ill check the piston when I get home and see if that's what happen! Ill keep ya posted on that! Thanks forreal


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Todays bikes have (mostly) waterproof connectors....so electrical issues are less prevalent.

Lubing the ignition and gas cap key (not soaking, but enough to displace moisture), lubing cables, keeping the chain clean and lubed...I see brake lever pivots already came up too.

A bike getting wet isn't the end of the world...its staying soaked all the time is bad. If you are in an area that salts roads, I'd keep your bike indoors....the platings on motorcycles are not up to the task of resisting road salt, and it gets in everywhere, even when the roads are dry...
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