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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 2019, 4:42 pm Thread Starter
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Brake failure light question.

My 2002 RS had a minor spill last September. I have replaced the headlight, working on the faring, and replaced the food peg. I also had to replace the 4 yr old battery as the bike was left on after the accident. In the process of removing the old battery I broke one of the vacuum connectors on the ABS vacuum can. Iíve just replaced the can and went for about a mile ride. I noticed that when I roll with the clutch engaged it slows down more rapidly than expected so I think a brake is dragging. When I use the front brake I feel surging.

What would be the best way to go about diagnosing this? Shop? Take the front brakes off and inspect them?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 2019, 7:46 pm
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On the surging issue, are you sure you didn't hit one of your front brake discs when it fell?

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It fell away from me so I just donít know. I donít even remember hitting hard enough to break my shoulder and teat my rotator cuff, but itís possible. What is the best way to determine the cause?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2019, 9:11 am
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I think you have to use a runout gauge to check for warpage.

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I don't have that, so would a shop have one to check it?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2019, 7:56 pm
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They should. You can also get one on Amazon for about $30.
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