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post #1 of 3 Old Sep 6th, 2008, 1:54 am Thread Starter
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Rear Break problems

On my way home from CCR last Saturday. I was about 150 mile from home and noticed the rear brake was very very soft. If I pumped it, it became more firm. Tonight I pulled the cover on the rear brake reservoir and noticed it was almost completely empty. I filled it up and began a rear break bleed. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed something drip. Upon check the reservoir I found that the flexible rubber brake hose was leaking I cut the ties that hold the ABS and speedo sensor to get a better look. So now it is off to the dealer to get a new hose and another week delay from riding. I hope I get it a replacement before next Saturday, I had planned a ride. See the attached file.

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Re: Rear Break problems

My front breaks sprang a leak, so I ordered front and rear SS from Speigler.

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Re: Rear Break problems

I had the same problem on my '01 about 6 months ago. They say that OEM brake lines (rubber) are a ticking time-bomb after 5 years. Limped over to the dealer to drop her off, since I was on a local RTE. Since one went, I decided to replace them all with braided stainless steel. Did it myself for about $250.00, and it was money well spent.

FYI, dealer charged me about $160.00 just to replace one rear brake line with rubber OEM.

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