Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
Brake fluid and fun story..well not so much
What is every one using?
You will not believe this.
I was on a 80klm highway going through some road repair so I had to slower down some.
Tap tap on the rear brake and off we go.
Drive for a few kml and hit a light.
Let up off the gas and it feels like a parachute is pulling me back....WTF
By now I am turning off the highway onto city streets. still feels like I am dragging something, Finally get to pull into a paring lot to check it out and POP.
Back brake line lets go...grrrrrrrrr.
Fire ahhhhh move the bike forward a few feet jump off and put what little fire is left out.
First though why would the back brake seize up? hmmm went to back peddle tried engaging it and it wouldn't move.. bent down to have a look...dam a small stone bounced and landed perfectly between the peddle and frame!!!!!
So I figure a ran the highway with the back brake on from the construction site, over heated the rotor and when I stopped all that heat melted the brake line.
So I an looking at new line and pads and little rubber protector booties. Rotor looks ok and the pistons move freely in the caliper. So over 150 bucks for fun in those parts, brake line 80 bucks pads 40 something and those little booties get 30 bucks!!!!! thats criminal!!!!!!!< will still have to look into a rotor as well once it is back together.
I removed the caliper but still ride the bike, do you think that might damage the rear sevo it will it not engage due to no back pressure.? I feel ok still driving it since most of the stopping power is the front any way. Just thinking about maybe burning out the servo before I can get the parts I need.
OH and just an FYI the PC-V is now up and running perfectly on my 2006 K1200gt.