No rear brakes

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by adamstw, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. adamstw

    adamstw New Member

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    Can anyone point me in the right direction? 1999 Dyna suddenly lost all rear braking power. Fluid good, no noticable leaks and no indications prior to loss of brakes one day. Could the pads or calipers be stuck open?.....Any help greatly appreciated......Terry
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    You certainly should be able to check this visually, with or without a helper. Actuate the rear brake lever while closely watching the rear brakes.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    A wee bit more information required what happens when you press the pedal
    Do you feel pressure or does the pedal drop to the stop is there any noise etc etc

    Brian
     
  4. adamstw

    adamstw New Member

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    Thanks Guys.....I will visually inspect for movement of the pads. I'm obviously inexperienced on motorcycles. Also to Brian, the foot brake just goes straight to the stop. no pressure or noise even when pumped. I can change my own discs on my cars but have never tried a bike. I thought hydraulics would work the same though...Thank you both for any help.....Terry
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    If the pads show no movement and the pedel goes stright to the stop and the fluid level is right-time to rebuild the master cyl.
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As Don said master cylinder seals are folding so time to do a rebuild
    master cylinder rebuild kit will have a replacement piston with the seals already fitted
    when you strip the master cylinder take note of the exact orientation of the parts ie which way round everything is
    Nothing difficult in doing a master cylinder rebuild just read the service manual and if you have any problems just ask as we are usually here

    Brian