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I finially figured out I have to wait until the hazard light goes out for my break check to finish. After moving the brake failuar light goes out as it's supposed to. The last 2 mornings after stopping a couple of times they start flashing. Switch the key off and start over and they will come on after stopping a few times. Brakes still work great. After lunch when it's warmer they do not do this. I added break fluid and have the front brake resovior full. Is there one for the rear? If so, where? Could the pads be worn? Any ideas? I hate intermidiate problems. I may not have a problem. I don't know.
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post #2 of 15 Old Jul 1st, 2008, 8:58 pm
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what year is the bike. that has a lot to do with the type of brake system you have. Changes have been made over the years that what might help mine would be useless knowledge to yours.

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I finially figured out I have to wait until the hazard light goes out for my break check to finish. After moving the brake failuar light goes out as it's supposed to. The last 2 mornings after stopping a couple of times they start flashing. Switch the key off and start over and they will come on after stopping a few times. Brakes still work great. After lunch when it's warmer they do not do this. I added break fluid and have the front brake resovior full. Is there one for the rear? If so, where? Could the pads be worn? Any ideas? I hate intermidiate problems. I may not have a problem. I don't know.
The rear is under the rear seat on the right hand side. Raise front seat then remove the 2 allen head bolts that hold the rear seat on. you will see the resovior. Worn pads could cause the problem. What year is your bike?

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post #4 of 15 Old Jul 1st, 2008, 9:13 pm Thread Starter
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It's a 2002. Thanks..
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Ronnie,

If I'm not mistaken you have two rear reservoirs. Both located in generally the same location but one is more difficult to see.

Find both and check the level.

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post #6 of 15 Old Jul 2nd, 2008, 12:26 am
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Yes you have two resivors, the one's on the handlebars aren't hooked up to the servo-assisted system, so I wouldn't bother. Just the one under the seat. It's hard to find - on the right side of the bike.
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About every 1 hour at work and on long road trips.............Love it someone else that can not spell. LOL

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Could be he's a fan of jumbles, too.........

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I vote for "break" fluid level. I had that happen two times and both times it was low rear fluid level.

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I have a 2003 LT and the the rear and right front break discs have began to rattle. The screws are securely tight--as much as the bushing allows the screws to be tightened. Breaking action is fine--but the rattle is driving me crazy. Are there some washers or spacers that I need to obtain? Thanks for any help !
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I have a 2003 LT and the the rear and right front break discs have began to rattle. The screws are securely tight--as much as the bushing allows the screws to be tightened. Breaking action is fine--but the rattle is driving me crazy. Are there some washers or spacers that I need to obtain? Thanks for any help !
I just had to replace the rear rotor on my '04. It was loose enough to make a clanging noise at low speeds. The disk is mounted to the carrier on posts that have tiny springs around them. This allows them to move a little bit. On mine, all of the little springs broke off. I replaced it with a used one from Tony Kay, one of our used parts supporting vendors. One of our more frugal members filled the gaps with high temp sealant, but I cannot vouch for this as a proper fix. It certainly generated a lively discussion a while back!

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Hey Rev, I just happened to speak with that frugal member this past weekend at a friend's house and he says the RTV sealant is hanging in there and doin its job like a good thing! Hard to beat the price. I just may have to try it when and if I get the old "Cow Bell"!

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I just had to replace the rear rotor on my '04. It was loose enough to make a clanging noise at low speeds. The disk is mounted to the carrier on posts that have tiny springs around them. This allows them to move a little bit. On mine, all of the little springs broke off. I replaced it with a used one from Tony Kay, one of our used parts supporting vendors. One of our more frugal members filled the gaps with high temp sealant, but I cannot vouch for this as a proper fix. It certainly generated a lively discussion a while back!

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Hey Rev, I just happened to speak with that frugal member this past weekend at a friend's house and he says the RTV sealant is hanging in there and doin its job like a good thing! Hard to beat the price. I just may have to try it when and if I get the old "Cow Bell"!

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Hey brother John! I didn't know I had a cow bell until one day while on a campout I rode to the shower house without my helmet. Boy, were people looking at me funny!

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I remember Meese had a real loud Cow Bell on his LT before he fixed it by going out and buying a GT. I don't think I can afford that fix just yet!

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Hey brother John! I didn't know I had a cow bell until one day while on a campout I rode to the shower house without my helmet. Boy, were people looking at me funny!
Yeah but is wasn't the cowbell they thought funny.

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