Front brake lever travel

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by RK 04, May 29, 2008.

  1. RK 04

    RK 04 New Member

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    Hi. New to board but not ridin....04 Road King Classic. Front brake lever travels nearly halfway before engaging brakes. Looking for any suggestions or similar experience on possible causes before starting. Anyone else have this problem? Appreciate any input.......
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Try bleeding the brakes before doing anything else, it's a slow process and sometimes it is necessary to remove the brake caliper and position the bleeder at the 12 o'clock position to remove all air in extreme cases. Usually air will cause excessive travel in the handle. Worst case scenario, it may need a master cylinder rebuild.

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  3. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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  4. will2002

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    I would love to comment but, you have the answer in both of the posts above. :D Oh well. :s
     
  5. RK 04

    RK 04 New Member

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    Was also told to check caliper pistons and MC piston. Will get er done this weekend. Thanks for the input.