brake question

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Redman, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Redman

    Redman Active Member

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    I was on my way to work this a.m. and I applied the rear brake and my pedal collapsed to the end of its range and I did a quick front end brake and swerve to miss the car in front of me...all is good. My question is...after inspection of all parts,lines etc...what happened that I now have a large air bubble in the inspection window and no visable leaks anywhere? I was also wondering if anyone can recommend a good brake line bleeder kit. Thanks for your help as always!:s
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    More than likely the cylinder needs to be rebuilt or replaced. I wouldn't trust it just bleeding it. When the seals in the cylinder let go this is what happens.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Aye as Glider said collapsed seal on the master cylinder piston time for a rebuild

    Brian
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    If this happened on the '09 in your avitar, you need to do (have) a complete inspection done of the rear brake system. Something is BAD wrong for that to happen on that new of a bike.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    09 model do you have any warranty left? Sounds like a bad master cylinder
     
  6. Redman

    Redman Active Member

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    nope ...no warranty left. I was looking for a cost on the part (master cylinder) as I figure if that is it I will do it myself.
     
  7. btsom

    btsom Active Member

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    And the seat of my pants, also.
     
  8. red ryder

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    Go to the Harley re-call websight .
    Harley had a large re-call for a defective rear brake line that would or could collapse from the inside all of a sudden .
    See if your bike was one of the bikes on the re-call list .
    Moco will fix at no charge . :newsmile093:
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Check this out first:s
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    HD recall by model

    Search for a Recall | Safercar.gov | NHTSA