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#1: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 18:57:35 by Lozzo

Not so much of a problem as a niggle.

The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage the
disc. I've tried adjusting the lever height, I've bled it right through
with fresh fluid using both nipples on the caliper and even gone as far
as fitting a Goodridge line I had kicking around that was the correct
length. Still the pedal needs to be depressed quite a way before the
brake works, but when it does eventally work there's no sponginess to it
at all.

I've stuck my head down and looked at the pads/pistons while pressing
the lever, and they come back a hell of a long way when the lever is
released, which means I have to press the pedal a long way to make the
brake work.

Come on, what's up with it?

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Lozzo
GSX-R1000 K1
GSF600SW
"Loz has a god, and this god of his has 16 valves" (tm) Pip, May '06

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#2: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:18:52 by Mark Olson

Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt; Not so much of a problem as a niggle.
&gt;
&gt; The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage the
&gt; disc. I've tried adjusting the lever height, I've bled it right through
&gt; with fresh fluid using both nipples on the caliper and even gone as far
&gt; as fitting a Goodridge line I had kicking around that was the correct
&gt; length. Still the pedal needs to be depressed quite a way before the
&gt; brake works, but when it does eventally work there's no sponginess to it
&gt; at all.
&gt;
&gt; I've stuck my head down and looked at the pads/pistons while pressing
&gt; the lever, and they come back a hell of a long way when the lever is
&gt; released, which means I have to press the pedal a long way to make the
&gt; brake work.
&gt;
&gt; Come on, what's up with it?

My favorite hobby-horse: did you (or someone else) fit the piston seals
the wrong way round? That is-- _if_ they have a trapezoidal cross section
rather than rectangular, there is a right and a wrong way to insert them.

Other than that, I have no idea. How far back the pistons retract should
have nothing whatsoever to do with the master cylinder, since they should
'ratchet' to the proper position.

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#3: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:26:45 by Lozzo

Mark Olson says...
&gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt; &gt; Not so much of a problem as a niggle.
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage the
&gt; &gt; disc.
&lt;snip&gt;

&gt; &gt; Come on, what's up with it?
&gt;
&gt; My favorite hobby-horse: did you (or someone else) fit the piston seals
&gt; the wrong way round? That is-- _if_ they have a trapezoidal cross section
&gt; rather than rectangular, there is a right and a wrong way to insert them.

Bandit caliper seals are rectangular, you can't get them wrong.

&gt; Other than that, I have no idea. How far back the pistons retract should
&gt; have nothing whatsoever to do with the master cylinder, since they should
&gt; 'ratchet' to the proper position.

If the pistons retract a long way, then you'll need more lever movement
to engage the pads next time round. Stands to reason, dunnit?

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Lozzo
GSX-R1000 K1
GSF600SW
&quot;Loz has a god, and this god of his has 16 valves&quot; (tm) Pip, May '06

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#4: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:35:28 by Lozzo

Muck says...
&gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; I've stuck my head down and looked at the pads/pistons while pressing
&gt; &gt; the lever, and they come back a hell of a long way when the lever is
&gt; &gt; released, which means I have to press the pedal a long way to make the
&gt; &gt; brake work.
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; Come on, what's up with it?
&gt;
&gt; My guess is to clean the master cylinder out and / or check it's seals.
&gt; Is it adjustable, as in the pushrod length?

Already tried adjusting the pushrod, it makes no difference to the pedal
travel, it just adjusts the pedal height. I'm wondering if one of the
holes in the m/cylinder is blocked, maybe a clean out is in order.

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Lozzo
GSX-R1000 K1
GSF600SW
&quot;Loz has a god, and this god of his has 16 valves&quot; (tm) Pip, May '06

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#5: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:38:35 by ginge

In article &lt;<a href="mailto:MPG.1f2874cd15061d53989681&#64;news.individual.net" target="_blank">MPG.1f2874cd15061d53989681&#64;news.individual.net</a>&gt;, Lozzo
says...
&gt; I've stuck my head down and looked at the pads/pistons while pressing
&gt; the lever, and they come back a hell of a long way when the lever is
&gt; released, which means I have to press the pedal a long way to make the
&gt; brake work.

Mechanically, no idea, but you could get round the problem by having an
inch thick spaz shoe made up for your right foot.

HTH

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#6: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:40:20 by Muck

Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; I've stuck my head down and looked at the pads/pistons while pressing
&gt; the lever, and they come back a hell of a long way when the lever is
&gt; released, which means I have to press the pedal a long way to make the
&gt; brake work.
&gt;
&gt; Come on, what's up with it?

My guess is to clean the master cylinder out and / or check it's seals.
Is it adjustable, as in the pushrod length?

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#7: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:40:35 by Lozzo

ginge says...
&gt; In article &lt;<a href="mailto:MPG.1f2874cd15061d53989681&#64;news.individual.net" target="_blank">MPG.1f2874cd15061d53989681&#64;news.individual.net</a>&gt;, Lozzo
&gt; says...
&gt; &gt; I've stuck my head down and looked at the pads/pistons while pressing
&gt; &gt; the lever, and they come back a hell of a long way when the lever is
&gt; &gt; released, which means I have to press the pedal a long way to make the
&gt; &gt; brake work.
&gt;
&gt; Mechanically, no idea, but you could get round the problem by having an
&gt; inch thick spaz shoe made up for your right foot.

I want it sorting because it's difficult to use the rear brake when
wearing MX boots. Lack of ankle flex in the boots means the rear brake
is redundant at the moment, and I do use it round town and on slippery
surfaces when it works.

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Lozzo
GSX-R1000 K1
GSF600SW
&quot;Loz has a god, and this god of his has 16 valves&quot; (tm) Pip, May '06

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#8: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:47:16 by Lozzo

Muck says...
&gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt; &gt; Muck says...
&gt; &gt; &gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Come on, what's up with it?
&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; My guess is to clean the master cylinder out and / or check it's seals.
&gt; &gt; &gt; Is it adjustable, as in the pushrod length?
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; Already tried adjusting the pushrod, it makes no difference to the pedal
&gt; &gt; travel, it just adjusts the pedal height. I'm wondering if one of the
&gt; &gt; holes in the m/cylinder is blocked, maybe a clean out is in order.
&gt;
&gt; I notice that the manual says that there are cup seals on the master
&gt; cylinder rear piston, maybe one has turned the wrong way round, and / or
&gt; worn?

I'd just go buy a used m/cylinder from a much later bike. They're cheap
enough.

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Lozzo
GSX-R1000 K1
GSF600SW
&quot;Loz has a god, and this god of his has 16 valves&quot; (tm) Pip, May '06

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#9: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:47:56 by Muck

Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; Muck says...
&gt; &gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; I've stuck my head down and looked at the pads/pistons while pressing
&gt; &gt; &gt; the lever, and they come back a hell of a long way when the lever is
&gt; &gt; &gt; released, which means I have to press the pedal a long way to make the
&gt; &gt; &gt; brake work.
&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; Come on, what's up with it?
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; My guess is to clean the master cylinder out and / or check it's seals.
&gt; &gt; Is it adjustable, as in the pushrod length?
&gt;
&gt; Already tried adjusting the pushrod, it makes no difference to the pedal
&gt; travel, it just adjusts the pedal height. I'm wondering if one of the
&gt; holes in the m/cylinder is blocked, maybe a clean out is in order.

I notice that the manual says that there are cup seals on the master
cylinder rear piston, maybe one has turned the wrong way round, and / or
worn?

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#10: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:48:54 by steve auvache

Lozzo wrote
&gt;Not so much of a problem as a niggle.
&gt;
&gt;The Bindit rear brake

&gt;Come on, what's up with it?

Dunno but I have just spent the afternoon catching rays and doing the
deeds that need doing to be able say that my not quite as Bloo as it
used to be Bloo GS does, as promised, now sport a braided steel front
brake hose and the whole episode was entirely painless and issue free.
except when I leaned back to admire my handiwork and forgot about the
cactus.

Maybe it is tired piston seals, they should only give a bit to allow the
pad to just come off the disk and no more.

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#11: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:57:32 by Muck

Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; &gt; I notice that the manual says that there are cup seals on the master
&gt; &gt; cylinder rear piston, maybe one has turned the wrong way round, and / or
&gt; &gt; worn?
&gt;
&gt; I'd just go buy a used m/cylinder from a much later bike. They're cheap
&gt; enough.

Yeh, that would work too. :)

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#12: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 20:04:53 by Lozzo

Muck says...
&gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; I notice that the manual says that there are cup seals on the master
&gt; &gt; &gt; cylinder rear piston, maybe one has turned the wrong way round, and / or
&gt; &gt; &gt; worn?
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; I'd just go buy a used m/cylinder from a much later bike. They're cheap
&gt; &gt; enough.
&gt;
&gt; Yeh, that would work too. :)

I just did an online search to see what models were fitted with that
m/cylinder. Talk about parts bin specials - it fits 43 different Suzuki
models from 1988 up to 2004. Well, that makes sourcing a recent one a
whole lot easier.

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Lozzo
GSX-R1000 K1
GSF600SW
&quot;Loz has a god, and this god of his has 16 valves&quot; (tm) Pip, May '06

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#13: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:17:34 by Beav

&quot;Lozzo&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:<a href="mailto:MPG.1f287bb5e7ea37f4989682&#64;news.individual.net..." target="_blank">MPG.1f287bb5e7ea37f4989682&#64;news.individual.net...</a>
&gt; Mark Olson says...
&gt;&gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;&gt; &gt; Not so much of a problem as a niggle.
&gt;&gt; &gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt; The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage the
&gt;&gt; &gt; disc.
&gt; &lt;snip&gt;
&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt; Come on, what's up with it?
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; My favorite hobby-horse: did you (or someone else) fit the piston seals
&gt;&gt; the wrong way round? That is-- _if_ they have a trapezoidal cross
&gt;&gt; section
&gt;&gt; rather than rectangular, there is a right and a wrong way to insert them.
&gt;
&gt; Bandit caliper seals are rectangular, you can't get them wrong.
&gt;
&gt;&gt; Other than that, I have no idea. How far back the pistons retract should
&gt;&gt; have nothing whatsoever to do with the master cylinder, since they should
&gt;&gt; 'ratchet' to the proper position.
&gt;
&gt; If the pistons retract a long way, then you'll need more lever movement
&gt; to engage the pads next time round. Stands to reason, dunnit?

It does, but what could make the pistons retract? There isn't anything
interfering with the last bit of movement when you operate the lever is
there? I'm thinking along the lines of the anti-rattle &quot;clip&quot;. Also, is the
part of the caliper where the pad sits smooth? If there's a burr on the
caliper or the pad edge, it could be just enough to stop the pad &quot;sitting&quot;
and allowing it to slide back to a more comfortable position.

That's all I can think of anyroad.


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#14: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:22:35 by Matt Chapter

Lozzo wrote:

&gt; The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage the
&gt; disc. I've tried adjusting the lever height, I've bled it right through
&gt; with fresh fluid using both nipples on the caliper and even gone as far
&gt; as fitting a Goodridge line I had kicking around that was the correct
&gt; length. Still the pedal needs to be depressed quite a way before the
&gt; brake works, but when it does eventally work there's no sponginess to it
&gt; at all.

Forgive my perhaps obvious suggestion:

possibly the pads are worn?

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#15: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:31:29 by Muck

Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; I just did an online search to see what models were fitted with that
&gt; m/cylinder. Talk about parts bin specials - it fits 43 different Suzuki
&gt; models from 1988 up to 2004. Well, that makes sourcing a recent one a
&gt; whole lot easier.

That's well worth knowing. What I'm trying to find out at the moment, is
what points and condenser my 1969 CD90 takes.

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#16: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:44:20 by Lozzo

Matt Chapter says...
&gt; Lozzo wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage the
&gt; &gt; disc. I've tried adjusting the lever height, I've bled it right through
&gt; &gt; with fresh fluid using both nipples on the caliper and even gone as far
&gt; &gt; as fitting a Goodridge line I had kicking around that was the correct
&gt; &gt; length. Still the pedal needs to be depressed quite a way before the
&gt; &gt; brake works, but when it does eventally work there's no sponginess to it
&gt; &gt; at all.
&gt;
&gt; Forgive my perhaps obvious suggestion:
&gt;
&gt; possibly the pads are worn?

New pads less than 2000 miles ago, and I've hardly touched the rear
brake becauise it's awkward to operate. They are barely worn in.

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#17: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:44:51 by Lozzo

Muck says...
&gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; I just did an online search to see what models were fitted with that
&gt; &gt; m/cylinder. Talk about parts bin specials - it fits 43 different Suzuki
&gt; &gt; models from 1988 up to 2004. Well, that makes sourcing a recent one a
&gt; &gt; whole lot easier.
&gt;
&gt; That's well worth knowing. What I'm trying to find out at the moment, is
&gt; what points and condenser my 1969 CD90 takes.

Same as any early 6V C90 I'd have thought.

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GSF600SW
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#18: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:48:01 by Lozzo

Beav says...
&gt;
&gt; &quot;Lozzo&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote

&gt; &gt; If the pistons retract a long way, then you'll need more lever movement
&gt; &gt; to engage the pads next time round. Stands to reason, dunnit?
&gt;
&gt; It does, but what could make the pistons retract? There isn't anything
&gt; interfering with the last bit of movement when you operate the lever is
&gt; there? I'm thinking along the lines of the anti-rattle &quot;clip&quot;. Also, is the
&gt; part of the caliper where the pad sits smooth? If there's a burr on the
&gt; caliper or the pad edge, it could be just enough to stop the pad &quot;sitting&quot;
&gt; and allowing it to slide back to a more comfortable position.
&gt;
&gt; That's all I can think of anyroad.

If the pads were sticking in the caliper then they wouldn't retract as
far as they do. Everything is fine with the pad clearances, but the
pistons retract a long way, and when the pedal is depressed it takes a
lot of travel before the pistons push the pads into contact with the
disc.

New m/cyl is the first choice, then maybe a used caliper if that doesn't
work. Either way, I won't let it beat me.

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#19: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:49:43 by Muck

Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; Muck says...
&gt; &gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; I just did an online search to see what models were fitted with that
&gt; &gt; &gt; m/cylinder. Talk about parts bin specials - it fits 43 different Suzuki
&gt; &gt; &gt; models from 1988 up to 2004. Well, that makes sourcing a recent one a
&gt; &gt; &gt; whole lot easier.
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; That's well worth knowing. What I'm trying to find out at the moment, is
&gt; &gt; what points and condenser my 1969 CD90 takes.
&gt;
&gt; Same as any early 6V C90 I'd have thought.

It's looking that way, yes. I like to go into a shop armed with some
info about the part I want to buy. Can save time and money.

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#20: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:50:01 by Lozzo

Pip Luscher says...
&gt; On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 17:57:35 +0100, Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt;Come on, what's up with it?
&gt;
&gt; If you're open to wild guesses:
&gt;
&gt; guess number one is that the disc is slightly warped or loose, causing
&gt; the pads to get knocked back;

It does this when staionary.

&gt; guess number two is that the seals have stuck to the pistons, rather
&gt; than letting them slide out to lake up wear;

I've pumped the pistons almost right out to clean them, and they move
freely within the seals.

&gt; guess number three (very unlikely) is that there's some sort of
&gt; blockage, and when the master piston returns under spring pressure it
&gt; draws the pads back.

This sounds most likely. As I said, it'll be easier for me to source a
newer used m/cyl than piss around trying to repair the 60K mile old one
I have.

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#21: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:51:23 by Pip Luscher

On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 17:57:35 +0100, Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt;Come on, what's up with it?

If you're open to wild guesses:

guess number one is that the disc is slightly warped or loose, causing
the pads to get knocked back;

guess number two is that the seals have stuck to the pistons, rather
than letting them slide out to lake up wear;

guess number three (very unlikely) is that there's some sort of
blockage, and when the master piston returns under spring pressure it
draws the pads back.

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#22: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:53:17 by Pip Luscher

On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 19:51:23 GMT, Pip Luscher
&lt;<a href="mailto:pips.computer&#64;spammers.foad.ntlworld.co.uk" target="_blank">pips.computer&#64;spammers.foad.ntlworld.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt;guess number two is that the seals have stuck to the pistons, rather
&gt;than letting them slide out to lake up wear;

FFS! &quot;lake up wear&quot;?

It's not even as if the keys are adjacent!
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#23: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:54:54 by Mark Olson

Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt; Mark Olson says...

&gt; &gt; Other than that, I have no idea. How far back the pistons retract should
&gt; &gt; have nothing whatsoever to do with the master cylinder, since they should
&gt; &gt; 'ratchet' to the proper position.
&gt;
&gt; If the pistons retract a long way, then you'll need more lever movement
&gt; to engage the pads next time round. Stands to reason, dunnit?

Certainly that is true, and now I see how my statement could be
misinterpreted. What I meant to point out is, the extra required travel
at the master cylinder is no fault of the M/C, since it has no influence
over how far the pistons retract. When the pistons retract, the M/C's
relief port is uncovered, so there's no suction pulling them back, nor
is there pressure. The seals are exerting the pressure that pulls the
pistons back.

But I'm sure you knew that. Let us know if a new M/C solves it, somehow.

I think the only explanation for excessive retraction is that the seals
are hanging up on the pistons and not sliding freely, stretching them
past how far they would normally extend before slipping on the pistons.

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#24: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 21:55:03 by Ivan.Reid

On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 19:51:23 GMT,
Pip Luscher &lt;<a href="mailto:pips.computer&#64;spammers.foad.ntlworld.co.uk" target="_blank">pips.computer&#64;spammers.foad.ntlworld.co.uk</a>&gt;
wrote in &lt;<a href="mailto:bk2tb2ljqvn0tg8juhpv9m9509ls07elq9&#64;4ax.com" target="_blank">bk2tb2ljqvn0tg8juhpv9m9509ls07elq9&#64;4ax.com</a>&gt;:
&gt; On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 17:57:35 +0100, Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;Come on, what's up with it?

&gt; guess number two is that the seals have stuck to the pistons, rather
&gt; than letting them slide out to lake up wear;

Loz, have you tried jamming the pedal in full-on position overnight?
This may overcome such stickiness as Master Pip surmises.

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#25: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 22:01:13 by steve auvache

Mark Olson wrote
&gt;I think the only explanation for excessive retraction is that the seals
&gt;are hanging up on the pistons and not sliding freely, stretching them
&gt;past how far they would normally extend before slipping on the pistons.

That's the puppy.

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#26: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 22:01:52 by Lozzo

Dr Ivan D. Reid says...
&gt; On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 19:51:23 GMT,
&gt; Pip Luscher &lt;<a href="mailto:pips.computer&#64;spammers.foad.ntlworld.co.uk" target="_blank">pips.computer&#64;spammers.foad.ntlworld.co.uk</a>&gt;
&gt; wrote in &lt;<a href="mailto:bk2tb2ljqvn0tg8juhpv9m9509ls07elq9&#64;4ax.com" target="_blank">bk2tb2ljqvn0tg8juhpv9m9509ls07elq9&#64;4ax.com</a>&gt;:
&gt; &gt; On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 17:57:35 +0100, Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt;Come on, what's up with it?
&gt;
&gt; &gt; guess number two is that the seals have stuck to the pistons, rather
&gt; &gt; than letting them slide out to lake up wear;
&gt;
&gt; Loz, have you tried jamming the pedal in full-on position overnight?
&gt; This may overcome such stickiness as Master Pip surmises.

I will try tonight. Anything free is worth a go.

Thanks

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#27: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 22:26:52 by Neal Champion

On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 17:57:35 +0100, Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt;Not so much of a problem as a niggle.
&gt;
&gt;The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage the
&gt;disc. I've tried adjusting the lever height, I've bled it right through
&gt;with fresh fluid using both nipples on the caliper and even gone as far
&gt;as fitting a Goodridge line I had kicking around that was the correct
&gt;length. Still the pedal needs to be depressed quite a way before the
&gt;brake works, but when it does eventally work there's no sponginess to it
&gt;at all.
&gt;
&gt;I've stuck my head down and looked at the pads/pistons while pressing
&gt;the lever, and they come back a hell of a long way when the lever is
&gt;released, which means I have to press the pedal a long way to make the
&gt;brake work.
&gt;
&gt;Come on, what's up with it?

Back brakes are for poofs.

hth
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#28: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 22:33:46 by PDannyD

On Wednesday 19 July 2006 17:57, Lozzo <a href="mailto:[lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk]" target="_blank">[lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk]</a> wrote in message
&lt;<a href="mailto:MPG.1f2874cd15061d53989681&#64;news.individual.net" target="_blank">MPG.1f2874cd15061d53989681&#64;news.individual.net</a>&gt;

&gt; Not so much of a problem as a niggle.
&gt;
&gt; The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage the
&gt; disc. I've tried adjusting the lever height, I've bled it right through
&gt; with fresh fluid using both nipples on the caliper and even gone as far
&gt; as fitting a Goodridge line I had kicking around that was the correct
&gt; length. Still the pedal needs to be depressed quite a way before the
&gt; brake works, but when it does eventally work there's no sponginess to it
&gt; at all.
&gt;
&gt; I've stuck my head down and looked at the pads/pistons while pressing
&gt; the lever, and they come back a hell of a long way when the lever is
&gt; released, which means I have to press the pedal a long way to make the
&gt; brake work.

Check the reservoir breather isn't blocked, the diaphragm isn't fully
stretched (and so sucking the pistons back) and if it aint them then maybe
the master cylinder needs stripping and cleaning.

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#29: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 23:00:51 by Lozzo

Champ says...
&gt; On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 17:57:35 +0100, Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt;Not so much of a problem as a niggle.
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt;The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage the
&gt; &gt;disc.

&gt; &gt;Come on, what's up with it?
&gt;
&gt; Back brakes are for poofs.
&gt;
&gt; hth

Thank you, darling ;-)

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#30: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 23:03:10 by Harry Bloomfield

Lozzo formulated on Wednesday :
&gt;&gt; guess number three (very unlikely) is that there's some sort of
&gt;&gt; blockage, and when the master piston returns under spring pressure it
&gt;&gt; draws the pads back.
&gt;
&gt; This sounds most likely. As I said, it'll be easier for me to source a
&gt; newer used m/cyl than piss around trying to repair the 60K mile old one
&gt; I have.

Have you thought of applying the brake then clamping the flexible hose
(assuming it can be clamped) with it still applied, then releasing the
brake lever? Keep the clamp on for a while, then release slowly.

It might just help prove whether it is the master cylinder pulling the
slave back, it should settle its internal pressures with the clamp in
place.

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#31: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 23:06:53 by Lozzo

Harry Bloomfield says...
&gt; Lozzo formulated on Wednesday :
&gt; &gt;&gt; guess number three (very unlikely) is that there's some sort of
&gt; &gt;&gt; blockage, and when the master piston returns under spring pressure it
&gt; &gt;&gt; draws the pads back.
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; This sounds most likely. As I said, it'll be easier for me to source a
&gt; &gt; newer used m/cyl than piss around trying to repair the 60K mile old one
&gt; &gt; I have.
&gt;
&gt; Have you thought of applying the brake then clamping the flexible hose
&gt; (assuming it can be clamped) with it still applied, then releasing the
&gt; brake lever? Keep the clamp on for a while, then release slowly.
&gt;
&gt; It might just help prove whether it is the master cylinder pulling the
&gt; slave back, it should settle its internal pressures with the clamp in
&gt; place.

I fitted Goodridge to the rear to try and cure it. I'm not refitting the
rubber hose.


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#32: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-19 23:08:39 by wessie

Harry Bloomfield &lt;<a href="mailto:harry.m1bytNOSPAM&#64;tiscali.co.uk" target="_blank">harry.m1bytNOSPAM&#64;tiscali.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote in
news:<a href="mailto:mn.9d2b7d67a00b2a2c.8412&#64;tiscali.co.uk" target="_blank">mn.9d2b7d67a00b2a2c.8412&#64;tiscali.co.uk</a>:

&gt; Lozzo formulated on Wednesday :
&gt;&gt;&gt; guess number three (very unlikely) is that there's some sort of
&gt;&gt;&gt; blockage, and when the master piston returns under spring pressure it
&gt;&gt;&gt; draws the pads back.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; This sounds most likely. As I said, it'll be easier for me to source a
&gt;&gt; newer used m/cyl than piss around trying to repair the 60K mile old one
&gt;&gt; I have.
&gt;
&gt; Have you thought of applying the brake then clamping the flexible hose
&gt; (assuming it can be clamped) with it still applied, then releasing the
&gt; brake lever? Keep the clamp on for a while, then release slowly.
&gt;

&lt;cough&gt;

&quot;and even gone as far as fitting a Goodridge line I had kicking around&quot;

&lt;/c&gt;

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#33: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 00:53:41 by Beav

&quot;Lozzo&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:<a href="mailto:MPG.1f289cc8f96bf49298968a&#64;news.individual.net..." target="_blank">MPG.1f289cc8f96bf49298968a&#64;news.individual.net...</a>
&gt; Beav says...
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &quot;Lozzo&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote
&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt; If the pistons retract a long way, then you'll need more lever movement
&gt;&gt; &gt; to engage the pads next time round. Stands to reason, dunnit?
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; It does, but what could make the pistons retract? There isn't anything
&gt;&gt; interfering with the last bit of movement when you operate the lever is
&gt;&gt; there? I'm thinking along the lines of the anti-rattle &quot;clip&quot;. Also, is
&gt;&gt; the
&gt;&gt; part of the caliper where the pad sits smooth? If there's a burr on the
&gt;&gt; caliper or the pad edge, it could be just enough to stop the pad
&gt;&gt; &quot;sitting&quot;
&gt;&gt; and allowing it to slide back to a more comfortable position.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; That's all I can think of anyroad.
&gt;
&gt; If the pads were sticking in the caliper then they wouldn't retract as
&gt; far as they do.

I was meaning that they coud be having a problem being pushed far enough to
overcome any errant burr and the burr is &quot;helping&quot; them go back to thir
original (and too far back) position, but if there aren't any obvious
problems, it's not that.

Everything is fine with the pad clearances, but the
&gt; pistons retract a long way, and when the pedal is depressed it takes a
&gt; lot of travel before the pistons push the pads into contact with the
&gt; disc.
&gt;
&gt; New m/cyl is the first choice,

And the cheapest I'd guess. It's where I'd look after inspecting the caliper
itself and finding nowt wrong.

then maybe a used caliper if that doesn't
&gt; work. Either way, I won't let it beat me.

'Kin brakes are becoming the bane of my fucking life this week too. I've
just fitted new Brembo discs and pads to the boy's Evo coz they were
squealing like a stuck pig every time he even looked at the pedal.

They're *still* fucking squealing too, the cunts. Off with the new pads and
a quick once over on the edges with 180 paper and a cunting splinter off the
pads is now embedded in my thumb. Judicious use of copper slip on the
anti-squeal shims did fuck all for &quot;light&quot; braking, but they stopped hurting
my ears with hard braking. They won't beat me either, but they're having a
fucking good go.

And my garage roof still isn't finished and it's threatening thunderstorms
tonight. Fucking marvelous.


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#34: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 09:20:19 by Jeremy Mortimer

Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote in
news:<a href="mailto:MPG.1f289cc8f96bf49298968a&#64;news.individual.net" target="_blank">MPG.1f289cc8f96bf49298968a&#64;news.individual.net</a>:

&gt; New m/cyl is the first choice

Did anyone else read this as &quot;New motorcycle&quot;? It's what I would do.

Jeremy

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#35: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 09:33:45 by ctrollen

Champ wrote:
&gt;
&gt; Back brakes are for poofs.
&gt;
&gt; hth

TFFT. I had read 31 posts in this thread and was beginning to wonder
if someone was ever going to state the obvious.
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#36: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 11:01:23 by Lozzo

Jeremy Mortimer says...
&gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt; news:<a href="mailto:MPG.1f289cc8f96bf49298968a&#64;news.individual.net" target="_blank">MPG.1f289cc8f96bf49298968a&#64;news.individual.net</a>:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; New m/cyl is the first choice
&gt;
&gt; Did anyone else read this as &quot;New motorcycle&quot;? It's what I would do.

Nah, it's only got 60,000 miles on it. There's plenty of life left in
the old dog yet.

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#37: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 11:44:29 by Big Dave

Lozzo wrote:
&gt; Not so much of a problem as a niggle.
&gt;
&gt; The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage the
&gt; disc.

&gt; Come on, what's up with it?

Dunno what's up with it, Loz, but my 23000 mile B12 (K1) is just the
same...

Dave

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#38: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 11:49:24 by zymurgy

Lozzo wrote:
&gt; Pip Luscher says...
&gt; &gt; Lozzo wrote:
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt;Come on, what's up with it?
&gt;
&gt; I've pumped the pistons almost right out to clean them, and they move
&gt; freely within the seals.
&gt;
&gt; &gt; guess number three (very unlikely) is that there's some sort of
&gt; &gt; blockage, and when the master piston returns under spring pressure it
&gt; &gt; draws the pads back.
&gt;
&gt; This sounds most likely. As I said, it'll be easier for me to source a
&gt; newer used m/cyl than piss around trying to repair the 60K mile old one I have.

Isn't there a perfectly good spare on Pip's Bandit ? ;-)

HTH

Paul

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#39: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 12:05:44 by Pip

On 20 Jul 2006 02:49:24 -0700, <a href="mailto:zymurgy&#64;technologist.com" target="_blank">zymurgy&#64;technologist.com</a> wrote:

&gt;Lozzo wrote:

&gt;&gt; This sounds most likely. As I said, it'll be easier for me to source a
&gt;&gt; newer used m/cyl than piss around trying to repair the 60K mile old one I have.
&gt;
&gt;Isn't there a perfectly good spare on Pip's Bandit ? ;-)

There is, and it seems to be attached by locking wheel bolts now.
Strange, that.

There's a huge advantage to having a bunch of parts bin specials
hanging about: the RF has an identical rear brake - and there's a
spare RF master cylinder in a box in my garage. Hah!

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#40: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 17:05:27 by Matt Chapter

Lozzo wrote:

&gt; Matt Chapter says...

&gt; &gt; possibly the pads are worn?
&gt;
&gt; New pads less than 2000 miles ago, and I've hardly touched the rear
&gt; brake becauise it's awkward to operate. They are barely worn in.

New brake pads... Sacrilege, I say!

It's obvious you use the rear brake too much. [1]

[1] My CB still has the original *front* brake pads at ~20,000 miles.

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#41: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 17:52:10 by Lozzo

Matt Chapter says...
&gt; Lozzo wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; Matt Chapter says...
&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; possibly the pads are worn?
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; New pads less than 2000 miles ago, and I've hardly touched the rear
&gt; &gt; brake becauise it's awkward to operate. They are barely worn in.
&gt;
&gt; New brake pads... Sacrilege, I say!
&gt;
&gt; It's obvious you use the rear brake too much. [1]
&gt;
&gt; [1] My CB still has the original *front* brake pads at ~20,000 miles.

From this it is obvious that you, sir, ride like a girl.

My Gixer gets through a set of front pads every 4000 miles max, at
approx 95 quid a set. That's the trade price, by the way.

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#42: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 17:54:19 by steve auvache

Matt Chapter wrote
&gt;[1] My CB still has the original *front* brake pads at ~20,000 miles.

An odd thing to be proud of, do you only ride at one speed?


&gt;--

and yer sg is broked

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#43: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 18:37:12 by Matt Chapter

Lozzo wrote:

&gt; Matt Chapter says...

&gt; &gt; [1] My CB still has the original *front* brake pads at ~20,000 miles.
&gt;
&gt; From this it is obvious that you, sir, ride like a girl.

While possible, it's more likely that my right hand is busy holding
open the throttle so the f'kin thing doesn't stall every time I stop.
Also bearing in mind it isn't terribly fast to start with.. and the
pads are like rocks. From the 70's.

&gt; My Gixer gets through a set of front pads every 4000 miles max, at
&gt; approx 95 quid a set. That's the trade price, by the way.

One of many reasons I don't own anything nearly so new / powerful.[1] I
just replaced the pads on the BMW with about 23,000 on the clock.

[1] Another being that I'd probably bin it right quickly.

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#44: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 18:41:37 by Matt Chapter

steve auvache wrote:

&gt; Matt Chapter wrote

&gt; &gt;[1] My CB still has the original *front* brake pads at ~20,000 miles.

&gt; An odd thing to be proud of, do you only ride at one speed?

That's not what this pile of citations sez.

Who says I'm proud of it? I'm waiting for those pads to die, die,
die... I'm just too cheap to change 'em before they're cooked.

&gt; and yer sg is broked

Meh..google gropes sucks!

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#45: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 18:56:20 by Lozzo

Matt Chapter says...
&gt; Lozzo wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; Matt Chapter says...
&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; [1] My CB still has the original *front* brake pads at ~20,000 miles.
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; From this it is obvious that you, sir, ride like a girl.
&gt;
&gt; While possible, it's more likely that my right hand is busy holding
&gt; open the throttle so the f'kin thing doesn't stall every time I stop.
&gt; Also bearing in mind it isn't terribly fast to start with.. and the
&gt; pads are like rocks. From the 70's.

I've just clocked what CB it is that you own. I can go long with that,
the pads on my old CB250RS were in that bike for at least 60,000 miles,
and showed almost no signs of wear. The brakes didn't work very well
when they were used, but you stopped eventually.

&gt; &gt; My Gixer gets through a set of front pads every 4000 miles max, at
&gt; &gt; approx 95 quid a set. That's the trade price, by the way.
&gt;
&gt; One of many reasons I don't own anything nearly so new / powerful.[1] I
&gt; just replaced the pads on the BMW with about 23,000 on the clock.

You really are easy on the brakes, aren't you.

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#46: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 19:34:27 by Matt Chapter

Lozzo wrote:

&gt; Matt Chapter says...

&gt; I've just clocked what CB it is that you own. I can go long with that,
&gt; the pads on my old CB250RS were in that bike for at least 60,000 miles,
&gt; and showed almost no signs of wear. The brakes didn't work very well
&gt; when they were used, but you stopped eventually.

Dear god I hope this set doesn't last that long.. They get the job
done, but that's it. I've got SS lines on there now, but it didn't
make nearly as much difference as I'd hoped / thought.

&gt; &gt; One of many reasons I don't own anything nearly so new / powerful.[1] I
&gt; &gt; just replaced the pads on the BMW with about 23,000 on the clock.

&gt; You really are easy on the brakes, aren't you.

I don't *think* so, but I'd never really considered it till now - I
don't ride with others much so don't have direct comparisions. I'm not
a big fan of slowing down, anyways.

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#47: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 21:05:42 by chateau.murraySPAMKILL

Matt Chapter &lt;<a href="mailto:mchapter&#64;ratzemyze.com" target="_blank">mchapter&#64;ratzemyze.com</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; Lozzo wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; Matt Chapter says...
&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; possibly the pads are worn?
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; New pads less than 2000 miles ago, and I've hardly touched the rear
&gt; &gt; brake becauise it's awkward to operate. They are barely worn in.
&gt;
&gt; New brake pads... Sacrilege, I say!
&gt;
&gt; It's obvious you use the rear brake too much. [1]
&gt;
&gt; [1] My CB still has the original *front* brake pads at ~20,000 miles.


My 750SS still has them at 28k!



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#48: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-20 21:59:41 by ChrisDC

On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 20:05:42 +0100,
<a href="mailto:chateau.murraySPAMKILL&#64;dsl.pipex.com" target="_blank">chateau.murraySPAMKILL&#64;dsl.pipex.com</a> (The Older Gentleman) wrote:

&gt;Matt Chapter &lt;<a href="mailto:mchapter&#64;ratzemyze.com" target="_blank">mchapter&#64;ratzemyze.com</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt;&gt; Lozzo wrote:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt; Matt Chapter says...
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt; &gt; possibly the pads are worn?
&gt;&gt; &gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt; New pads less than 2000 miles ago, and I've hardly touched the rear
&gt;&gt; &gt; brake becauise it's awkward to operate. They are barely worn in.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; New brake pads... Sacrilege, I say!
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; It's obvious you use the rear brake too much. [1]
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; [1] My CB still has the original *front* brake pads at ~20,000 miles.
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;My 750SS still has them at 28k!

Is it on the original spark plugs?


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#49: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-22 20:53:13 by Richard Wood

Lozzo? He'z just ziz guy, you know?

&gt; Mark Olson says...
&gt; &gt; Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt; &gt; &gt; Not so much of a problem as a niggle.
&gt; &gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; The Bindit rear brake has excessive travel before the pads engage
&gt; &gt; &gt; the disc.
&gt; &lt;snip&gt;
&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; Come on, what's up with it?
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; My favorite hobby-horse: did you (or someone else) fit the piston
&gt; &gt; seals the wrong way round? That is-- if they have a trapezoidal
&gt; &gt; cross section rather than rectangular, there is a right and a wrong
&gt; &gt; way to insert them.
&gt;
&gt; Bandit caliper seals are rectangular, you can't get them wrong.
&gt;
&gt; &gt; Other than that, I have no idea. How far back the pistons retract
&gt; &gt; should have nothing whatsoever to do with the master cylinder,
&gt; &gt; since they should 'ratchet' to the proper position.
&gt;
&gt; If the pistons retract a long way, then you'll need more lever
&gt; movement to engage the pads next time round. Stands to reason,
&gt; dunnit?

The pistons shouldn't retract a long way though, the rachet should
&quot;rach&quot; and stop them from coming back any further.

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#50: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-22 20:54:40 by Richard Wood

Lozzo? He'z just ziz guy, you know?

&gt; New m/cyl is the first choice, then maybe a used caliper if that
&gt; doesn't work. Either way, I won't let it beat me.

Yep, a new motorcycle would cure the problem for sure.


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#51: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-23 16:58:47 by unknown

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#52: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-24 01:22:03 by Lozzo

frag says...
&gt; Lozzo? He'z just ziz guy, you know?

&gt; &gt; If the pistons retract a long way, then you'll need more lever
&gt; &gt; movement to engage the pads next time round. Stands to reason,
&gt; &gt; dunnit?
&gt;
&gt; The pistons shouldn't retract a long way though, the rachet should
&gt; &quot;rach&quot; and stop them from coming back any further.

What ratchet?

Frag, have you ever taken a bike caliper apart? There are never ratchet
systems involved.

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#53: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-24 01:22:03 by Muck

Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; frag says...
&gt; &gt; Lozzo? He'z just ziz guy, you know?
&gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt; If the pistons retract a long way, then you'll need more lever
&gt; &gt; &gt; movement to engage the pads next time round. Stands to reason,
&gt; &gt; &gt; dunnit?
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; The pistons shouldn't retract a long way though, the rachet should
&gt; &gt; &quot;rach&quot; and stop them from coming back any further.
&gt;
&gt; What ratchet?
&gt;
&gt; Frag, have you ever taken a bike caliper apart? There are never ratchet
&gt; systems involved.

It's so easy to get cam tensioner and brake caliper mixed up. :)

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#54: Re: Back brake problem

Posted on 2006-07-24 01:22:03 by Grimly Curmudgeon

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember Lozzo &lt;<a href="mailto:lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk" target="_blank">lozzo&#64;lozzo.org.uk</a>&gt; saying
something like:

&gt;&gt; The pistons shouldn't retract a long way though, the rachet should
&gt;&gt; &quot;rach&quot; and stop them from coming back any further.
&gt;
&gt;What ratchet?
&gt;
&gt;Frag, have you ever taken a bike caliper apart? There are never ratchet
&gt;systems involved.

The inherent rat shittiness of the rubber.
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