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Author:  Cairns [ Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Front brake issue

Hi
Anyone had this before
I have a 2014 gas gas cami 250
My front brake was fine before the ride and been pulled half way back would be full lock but after a couple of hours riding it had to be pulled further and further back. Basically touching the bars.
I got back washed the bike and checked the brake fluid level but it's fine.
Recent new pads
Next day moved the bike and noticed the brake lever movement was back to normal
Any advise appreciated
Cheers

Author:  mjf65 [ Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Front brake issue

Did you drop the bike while you were out? In which case you might have got an air bubble in the system, however i've never experienced this and I've dropped plenty of bikes :lol:

Author:  Hugh Cleary [ Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Front brake issue

Greetings, it might have been a blocked breather to the master cylinder or as suggested an air bubble in the hydraulics​, try bleeding the system and monitor the effects.

TTFN

Hugh

Author:  Cairns [ Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Front brake issue

Hi
Yea it did get dropped, I am going to give it a bleed and see how it goes
Cheers

Author:  smokinrider [ Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Front brake issue

You have Water and or air in the fluid. Change it with new. I change mine every 6-9mths.


Ps dropped my bikes a thousand times and never got air in the brake fluid and never heard of anyone else who has either.


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Author:  cee-b [ Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Front brake issue

It might also be worth changing the fluid in case it is water in the fluid. That gives the symptoms you describe as it turns to vapour with the heat of use.

edit:
Whoops - Smokinrider posted the same thing as I was writing this. I agree though; dropping the bike doesn't put air in the system

Author:  Cairns [ Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Front brake issue

Fluid change it is then
Thanks a lot

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