Is this normal

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by mqhybrid, May 30, 2009.

  1. mqhybrid

    mqhybrid Active Member

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    I have 1600 km on my 09 sg. Some times when I am brakeing close to a stop
    it feels as the brakes fail and the bike free wheels then will grab. I also have found that the rear brake does not seem to make much of a diff on the bike when i use is to slow. this may be normal because it is very heavy.
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    No not normal
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Do you have ABS.
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Even with ABS what hes describing aint normal
     
  5. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    He might have a speed sensor going bad. This could be an indication of a bad sensor or some other problem.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    NO, it is not normal. Get both front and rear braking systems checked PRONTO!
     
  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    says its on a 09 SG in first post
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Oh boy...Oh boy oh boy:newsmile090:
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Yep, got it when I rechecked...even before I saw your two posts! You guys are quick!
     
  10. mqhybrid

    mqhybrid Active Member

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    Thanks for the input. Yes it does have ABS. I am a auto tech with toyota and have hybrid training so if it was ABS I would have to think that the abs light would come on and set a code. This does not happen all the time just kinda happens all the time. I guess I posted this because i have seen in the past on hear about rear brakes leaking on the new touring models. Like the sg. When I first got this bike I was able the get the rear wheel to lock up and kick the ABS on. I am not say ride like a jerk but its nice to know how the bike you are riding is going to act when some like abs comes on so that u don't get startled when riding. So in all i was hopping to mabye see that it was a common thing and that hoping the harley may have a fix. i do plan the take it to the dealer they want to look at this problem with its first service you know charge me to look at a problem that should be coverd under warr!