front brake

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chuck60, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    I had a new front tire put on my 08 RK and now the brake leaver feels different then it did before the tire change, is this normal ? ( it feels easier when pulling it in to brake ).
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    The caliper has to be removed or the wheel assembly slipped out with the brake pads intact, typically the brake will feel a bit different for a few miles:s
     
  3. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    See how it settles in. They may have re-seated the pistons in the caliper or just gotten some accumulated dirt out of the way.
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Several days after a change like yours.... I always squeeze the brake handle in and hold and out and in and hold... Usually feels good about the third time I do this..

    Heck,,,, I just MIGHT be getting used to the new feel we have...

    I also Just did a new front tire and a new Rotor..

    IF it is really soft and doesn't get Firm, Take it back to the installer shop and ASK?

    did you blow out the calipers by chance and I don't mean with a air hose...:newsmile055:



    signed....BUBBIE
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    If you have not flushed brake fluid yet at 2 year interval now would be a good time for that.