Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
Leaking brake line
Last week-end I replaced my front and rear brake pads and flushed the brake fluid. I then went for a test ride to test the brakes and bed-in the brake pads. After few strong brakings the front left brake line just broke on me. I am lucky as it happened while I was testing the brakes and it did not take me too much by surprise. My LT is a 99 and the brake lines are original. I inspect the brake lines every time I work on the bike and while they looked in good condition I knew they were due to replacement. When I moved the calipers to change the pads I had to slightly twist the already fatigued lines just enough to accelerate the problem that was ready to happen anyway. Since my bike does not have the integrated brakes I still had the rear brake which enabled me to come back home safely.
Fortunatly it was just a wake up call this time.
Vieux motard que jamais
Last edited by Alpac; Sep 15th, 2016 at 11:09 am.