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Rear brake issue

Post by Daniro » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:56 pm

Since I got the bike, I had this problem with rear brake. In both Supermoto and regular ABS modes, when I step on the brake, it feels faded from the start, and if I step a bit harder it just drops down and starts feeling like it's grinding on something (similar like gears grinding). Can it be the brake cylinder or something else is the problem? I never had a bike with ABS and all these electronics so Im not sure what could it be.
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Re: Rear brake issue

Post by Silent singer » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:59 pm

Not sure buddy but I can confirm that the rear brake is there for decoration only. It's shockingly bad.

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Re: Rear brake issue

Post by mrossk » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:47 pm

+1

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Re: Rear brake issue

Post by HKSBR » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:50 pm

I'll admit, I don't even use it. Engine braking + front stoppers........quite enough. I'm not even sure if the back works at all. It barely holds the wheel when removing/installing wheel nut with the wifey standing on the pedal.

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Re: Rear brake issue

Post by Freude am Fahren » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:47 pm

I'll admit, after hearing about Supermoto mode for the ABS, I was excited to have a little fun skidding around once in a while. Then I got the bike and the amount of pressure and travel needed to lock up the rear brake is pretty absurd.

Then againk, that would only account for like .01% of the fun I have with this bike, so oh well.

However, no grinding issues like you describe. Just a rear brake that's even kinda scary to use in stop/go traffic, parking lots etc. where I would normally stay off the front for smoothness sake. Even just using to keep from rolling on a hill takes a lot of pressure.

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Re: Rear brake issue

Post by NiteKreeper » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:10 pm

If you're trying to back it in to a corner using only the rear brake, you're gonna have a bad time.
You first need to set your speed and transfer weight to the front, using the front brake.
Then, with the rear only just on the ground, not much pressure is needed at all, to lock it up.

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Re: Rear brake issue

Post by Freude am Fahren » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:40 pm

Nah, I know, not talking about that. Just little skids coming up on red lights and stuff to mess with inattentive drivers, shit like that. Like I said, .01% of the fun.

Anyway, thinking about the OP a bit more, that grinding feeling, was it with ABS on? Because that is kinda how ABS can feel.

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Re: Rear brake issue

Post by Gimlet » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:17 pm

Don't get grinding but a pulse from the pedal with the ABS kicks in, which is normal.
If you don't like the SDR's back brake, try Ducati. Any Ducati..

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Re: Rear brake issue

Post by NiteKreeper » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:46 pm

Yep, I rode a mate's Panigale a couple years ago, and it felt like the rear brake assembly was painted on.
Also, I felt like a gorilla making love to a basketball...

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Re: Rear brake issue

Post by Gary » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:27 am

I think the rule is that the price of the bike is inversely proportional with the quality of the rear brakes...

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Re: Rear brake issue

Post by Saudepp » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:22 pm

My rear brake works very well, even with the thumb brake blocks the wheel. Perhaps air in the system?

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