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  • offbeatmammal Posts: 51
    Box Hill, Vic
    Stock Poster offbeatmammal
    06 Jul 2018 05:28 PM
    I've noticed on the initial rides on my Street Bob that, compared to my previous Dyna Low Rider, the rear brake is next to useless... is it just mine, or is this a common "feature"?

    Going to ask the dealer to check it when I go back for first service, but wondered if others have noticed similar?
  • abmbaz Posts: 26
    Stock Poster abmbaz
    06 Jul 2018 10:11 PM
    Quoting offbeatmammal on 06 Jul 2018 05:28 PM
    I've noticed on the initial rides on my Street Bob that, compared to my previous Dyna Low Rider, the rear brake is next to useless... is it just mine, or is this a common "feature"?

    Going to ask the dealer to check it when I go back for first service, but wondered if others have noticed similar?
    My 2018 Fat Boy is the same . .. I doubt it would pull up a Lambretta ridden by a miniature poodle wearing a light collar!
    I have a bit over 3000klm and it hasn't  improved at all? 
  • Bonkerz Posts: 3445
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    07 Jul 2018 12:22 AM
    MY 09 Streetbob's rear brake is a hunk of shit.  I keep meaning to look at it, but never get around to it.
  • Adrian1200CA Posts: 164
    Vic
    Stock Poster Adrian1200CA
    09 Jul 2018 01:04 PM
    Test rode a fatbob at HH Ringwood when I got back asked if they come with a rear brake as not much happened when I put my foot on the peddle. The breakout I bought seems fine so not sure if the demo bike had been cooked.  However they create a shit load of break dust front and rear.
  • wildchild Posts: 320
    Stage 1 Poster wildchild
    10 Jul 2018 08:58 AM
    Quoting offbeatmammal on 06 Jul 2018 05:28 PM
    I've noticed on the initial rides on my Street Bob that, compared to my previous Dyna Low Rider, the rear brake is next to useless... is it just mine, or is this a common "feature"?

    Going to ask the dealer to check it when I go back for first service, but wondered if others have noticed similar?
    Quoting abmbaz on 06 Jul 2018 10:11 PMedited: 07 Jul 2018 04:56 AM
    My 2018 Fat Boy is the same . .. I doubt it would pull up a Lambretta ridden by a miniature poodle wearing a light collar!
    I have a bit over 3000klm and it hasn't  improved at all? 

    Faulty brakes! Air trapped in the system could be your problem, request to have the system flushed for your safety.

  • Roger60 Posts: 1
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Roger60
    24 Oct 2018 02:56 PM
    Quoting offbeatmammal on 06 Jul 2018 05:28 PM
    I've noticed on the initial rides on my Street Bob that, compared to my previous Dyna Low Rider, the rear brake is next to useless... is it just mine, or is this a common "feature"?

    Going to ask the dealer to check it when I go back for first service, but wondered if others have noticed similar?
    Quoting abmbaz on 06 Jul 2018 10:11 PMedited: 07 Jul 2018 04:56 AM
    My 2018 Fat Boy is the same . .. I doubt it would pull up a Lambretta ridden by a miniature poodle wearing a light collar!
    I have a bit over 3000klm and it hasn't  improved at all? 
    Yep, same for my 2018 Fat Boy, absolute crap rear brake.
  • animall Posts: 113
    Sunny coast
    Stock Poster animall
    28 Feb 2019 07:46 AM
    I have a 18 fxlr had same problem with rear brake , utter shit ! The problem is the linkage is all wrong , I have now fitted forwards from a fat bob and the rear brake is quite good now as the linkage has gone an the leaver pushes directly on master cyl 
  • Choco Posts: 416
    Hervey Bay Queensland
    Stage 1 Poster Choco
    28 Feb 2019 06:51 PM
    Yep have test rode two different 2018 Street Bob's back brakes were non existent. Talked to the dealer about it and surprise, surprise, they said they have never heard of back brakes been a problem on the Street Bob. So glad that Harley doesn't lie to their customers lol.
  • Adrian1200CA Posts: 164
    Vic
    Stock Poster Adrian1200CA
    01 Mar 2019 06:35 PM
    Just clocked up 19500 k's on the breakout and back pads need replacing.
  • Turtle Posts: 20
    Mackay Qld
    Stock Poster Turtle
    01 Mar 2019 09:14 PM
    I heard today there is a recall on Street Bob's for a brake problem - I think it was.
  • offbeatmammal Posts: 51
    Box Hill, Vic
    Stock Poster offbeatmammal
    02 Mar 2019 08:35 AM
    Quoting Turtle on 01 Mar 2019 09:14 PM
    I heard today there is a recall on Street Bob's for a brake problem - I think it was.
    I saw earlier this month a recall (and stop-sale) for Street models (as opposed to the Softail Street Bob / FXBB), but it's pretty unimpressive performance!

    Wondering if it's just badly designed linkages because people with aftermarket forward controls don't seem to have as much of an issue as those with the stock...
  • JSA Posts: 22
    Melbourne north
    Stock Poster JSA
    02 Mar 2019 02:30 PM
    Quoting Turtle on 01 Mar 2019 09:14 PM
    I heard today there is a recall on Street Bob's for a brake problem - I think it was.
    Quoting offbeatmammal on 02 Mar 2019 08:35 AM
    I saw earlier this month a recall (and stop-sale) for Street models (as opposed to the Softail Street Bob / FXBB), but it's pretty unimpressive performance!

    Wondering if it's just badly designed linkages because people with aftermarket forward controls don't seem to have as much of an issue as those with the stock...
    Nah I’ve got aftermarket forward controls and they’re still shit
  • Birtyyy Posts: 78
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Birtyyy
    13 Mar 2019 07:43 AM
    Has anyone done any upgrades to the rear brake on these or any other of the new softails? Looking at getting aftermarket pads and rotor but haven't decided which way to go yet. I know you get what you pay for but holy fuck there's some expensive rotors out there...
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