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  • binnsy Posts: 678
    Performance Poster binnsy
    22 Sep 2018 06:39 PM
    Took the fatty for a spin today, first time its been out for a couple of months.  Up to the first corner and wanted some rear brake, there was none !! Started to head for home to check it out and after trying again a couple of times the pedal came back good as gold.  Got home, checked fluid, which gets flushed every year and was full as a boot.  Took it out for a ride again without any adjustments at all and was as good as gold.  
    Find it rather strange that this happened considering all was well as far as fluid was concerned.  No signs of any leaks at all.  Not all that concerned with it but was wondering if anyone else has had this happen ?? Seems strange.   
  • VirtualT Posts: 251
    Yanchep
    Stage 1 Poster VirtualT
    22 Sep 2018 10:49 PM
    Quoting binnsy on 22 Sep 2018 06:39 PM
    Took the fatty for a spin today, first time its been out for a couple of months.  Up to the first corner and wanted some rear brake, there was none !! Started to head for home to check it out and after trying again a couple of times the pedal came back good as gold.  Got home, checked fluid, which gets flushed every year and was full as a boot.  Took it out for a ride again without any adjustments at all and was as good as gold.  
    Find it rather strange that this happened considering all was well as far as fluid was concerned.  No signs of any leaks at all.  Not all that concerned with it but was wondering if anyone else has had this happen ?? Seems strange.   

    Happens on the panhead all the time lol
  • STEAMER Posts: 279
    East Coast Oz
    Stage 1 Poster STEAMER
    23 Sep 2018 10:40 AM
    Quoting binnsy on 22 Sep 2018 06:39 PM
    Took the fatty for a spin today, first time its been out for a couple of months.  Up to the first corner and wanted some rear brake, there was none !! Started to head for home to check it out and after trying again a couple of times the pedal came back good as gold.  Got home, checked fluid, which gets flushed every year and was full as a boot.  Took it out for a ride again without any adjustments at all and was as good as gold.  
    Find it rather strange that this happened considering all was well as far as fluid was concerned.  No signs of any leaks at all.  Not all that concerned with it but was wondering if anyone else has had this happen ?? Seems strange.   
    Quoting VirtualT on 22 Sep 2018 10:49 PM

    Happens on the panhead all the time lol
    I am guessing an Air lock. (Bubble) in line from last time you flushed system. It can stay in there forever if not flushed completly.
    Lucky you were not hooning.
  • binnsy Posts: 678
    Performance Poster binnsy
    23 Sep 2018 06:44 PM
    Quoting binnsy on 22 Sep 2018 06:39 PM
    Took the fatty for a spin today, first time its been out for a couple of months.  Up to the first corner and wanted some rear brake, there was none !! Started to head for home to check it out and after trying again a couple of times the pedal came back good as gold.  Got home, checked fluid, which gets flushed every year and was full as a boot.  Took it out for a ride again without any adjustments at all and was as good as gold.  
    Find it rather strange that this happened considering all was well as far as fluid was concerned.  No signs of any leaks at all.  Not all that concerned with it but was wondering if anyone else has had this happen ?? Seems strange.   
    Quoting VirtualT on 22 Sep 2018 10:49 PM

    Happens on the panhead all the time lol
    Quoting STEAMER on 23 Sep 2018 10:40 AM
    I am guessing an Air lock. (Bubble) in line from last time you flushed system. It can stay in there forever if not flushed completly.
    Lucky you were not hooning.
    Too old to hoon !!! :-) 
  • bloodog Posts: 1328
    Alice Springs NT
    Performance Poster bloodog
    23 Sep 2018 07:30 PM
    Happens to my 09 rocker heaps 
    Its a bitch trying to pull up quick with the front brake 
  • Vic Posts: 168
    Stock Poster Vic
    23 Sep 2018 08:51 PM
    Quoting bloodog on 23 Sep 2018 07:30 PM
    Happens to my 09 rocker heaps 
    Its a bitch trying to pull up quick with the front brake 

    That statement brings me back to the 1st time I rode a Harley bloodog.

    These fucking things don't stop real well lol.

    Say you got a bit of air in there binnsy.

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2193
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    24 Sep 2018 07:23 AM
    Quoting binnsy on 22 Sep 2018 06:39 PM
    Took the fatty for a spin today, first time its been out for a couple of months.  Up to the first corner and wanted some rear brake, there was none !! Started to head for home to check it out and after trying again a couple of times the pedal came back good as gold.  Got home, checked fluid, which gets flushed every year and was full as a boot.  Took it out for a ride again without any adjustments at all and was as good as gold.  
    Find it rather strange that this happened considering all was well as far as fluid was concerned.  No signs of any leaks at all.  Not all that concerned with it but was wondering if anyone else has had this happen ?? Seems strange.   
    binnsy, that's no good, wondering why u flush it every year? I only ever bleed my brakes when I change the pads it it feels like it needs it. I always make sure bleed nipple in highest spot so air can get out.
  • Sparra Posts: 1927
    Motor Head Sparra
    24 Sep 2018 07:33 AM
    Quoting bloodog on 23 Sep 2018 07:30 PM
    Happens to my 09 rocker heaps 
    Its a bitch trying to pull up quick with the front brake 
    Quoting Vic on 23 Sep 2018 08:51 PM

    That statement brings me back to the 1st time I rode a Harley bloodog.

    These fucking things don't stop real well lol.

    Say you got a bit of air in there binnsy.

    Haahaa...I got off my 77 Bonny and took an 83 Superglide for a test ride,came back and told the owner there was something wrong with the brakes..
  • bloodog Posts: 1328
    Alice Springs NT
    Performance Poster bloodog
    24 Sep 2018 08:10 AM
    Quoting binnsy on 22 Sep 2018 06:39 PM
    Took the fatty for a spin today, first time its been out for a couple of months.  Up to the first corner and wanted some rear brake, there was none !! Started to head for home to check it out and after trying again a couple of times the pedal came back good as gold.  Got home, checked fluid, which gets flushed every year and was full as a boot.  Took it out for a ride again without any adjustments at all and was as good as gold.  
    Find it rather strange that this happened considering all was well as far as fluid was concerned.  No signs of any leaks at all.  Not all that concerned with it but was wondering if anyone else has had this happen ?? Seems strange.   
    I tried this and it worked then the problem came back give this a go 

    Tie a heavy weight to your break peddle so it pulls down tight, leave it over night and this may fix it 
    You can do the same with the front break lever just pull an Elastic Occy Strap so the break is tight leave on over night
    Any one can do this and it improves your breaks the idea is, it allows any bubbles to make there way out ov the line 
  • binnsy Posts: 678
    Performance Poster binnsy
    24 Sep 2018 09:26 PM
    Quoting binnsy on 22 Sep 2018 06:39 PM
    Took the fatty for a spin today, first time its been out for a couple of months.  Up to the first corner and wanted some rear brake, there was none !! Started to head for home to check it out and after trying again a couple of times the pedal came back good as gold.  Got home, checked fluid, which gets flushed every year and was full as a boot.  Took it out for a ride again without any adjustments at all and was as good as gold.  
    Find it rather strange that this happened considering all was well as far as fluid was concerned.  No signs of any leaks at all.  Not all that concerned with it but was wondering if anyone else has had this happen ?? Seems strange.   
    Quoting bloodog on 24 Sep 2018 08:10 AM
    I tried this and it worked then the problem came back give this a go 

    Tie a heavy weight to your break peddle so it pulls down tight, leave it over night and this may fix it 
    You can do the same with the front break lever just pull an Elastic Occy Strap so the break is tight leave on over night
    Any one can do this and it improves your breaks the idea is, it allows any bubbles to make there way out ov the line 
    Will give it a try and see what happens, thanks.  
  • binnsy Posts: 678
    Performance Poster binnsy
    24 Sep 2018 09:27 PM
    Quoting binnsy on 22 Sep 2018 06:39 PM
    Took the fatty for a spin today, first time its been out for a couple of months.  Up to the first corner and wanted some rear brake, there was none !! Started to head for home to check it out and after trying again a couple of times the pedal came back good as gold.  Got home, checked fluid, which gets flushed every year and was full as a boot.  Took it out for a ride again without any adjustments at all and was as good as gold.  
    Find it rather strange that this happened considering all was well as far as fluid was concerned.  No signs of any leaks at all.  Not all that concerned with it but was wondering if anyone else has had this happen ?? Seems strange.   
    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 24 Sep 2018 07:23 AM
    binnsy, that's no good, wondering why u flush it every year? I only ever bleed my brakes when I change the pads it it feels like it needs it. I always make sure bleed nipple in highest spot so air can get out.
    Change all fluids every year mate, just a habit more than a necessity I suppose.  Do it with all my stuff, mowers etc. 
  • 98fxstc Posts: 248
    Blackmans Bay,Tasmania
    Stock Poster 98fxstc
    25 Sep 2018 10:22 AM
    Quoting binnsy on 22 Sep 2018 06:39 PM
    Took the fatty for a spin today, first time its been out for a couple of months.  Up to the first corner and wanted some rear brake, there was none !! Started to head for home to check it out and after trying again a couple of times the pedal came back good as gold.  Got home, checked fluid, which gets flushed every year and was full as a boot.  Took it out for a ride again without any adjustments at all and was as good as gold.  
    Find it rather strange that this happened considering all was well as far as fluid was concerned.  No signs of any leaks at all.  Not all that concerned with it but was wondering if anyone else has had this happen ?? Seems strange.   
    Quoting bloodog on 24 Sep 2018 08:10 AM
    I tried this and it worked then the problem came back give this a go 

    Tie a heavy weight to your break peddle so it pulls down tight, leave it over night and this may fix it 
    You can do the same with the front break lever just pull an Elastic Occy Strap so the break is tight leave on over night
    Any one can do this and it improves your breaks the idea is, it allows any bubbles to make there way out ov the line 
    I like to loosen the cover on the master cylinder and break the seal on the rubber cover as well, to assist the escape of the air bubbles.
    Good idea to make sure master cylinder is pretty level so as not to lose any fluid.
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