front brake issues
Here is my delimma. when I bought my bike i noticed the front brakes felt very mushy at the lever, in fact, you could pull the lever almost all the way to the grip before they would engage. so I bought some brake fluid and proceeded to flush the system and bleed all the air out. the bike was previously equipped with goodridge braided lines as well. after flushing and bleeding the brakes the lever felt really good. The bike then sat in my basement for about a month and a half, as I moved back to michigan, and the bike was down in Virginia waiting to be transported back here. Soon as it rolled off the truck I noticed the lever feel was gone once again. SOOO. I talked to the service manager at the honda shop (who happens to be a very close friend of mine) and he told me to make sure when I bleed the brakes start with the left hand caliper (farthest from master cylinder) so I re-bled them and they felt ok again, for a while. I go out to jump on the bike after about a month again and the lever is getting mushy again. I have looked everywhere for a leak and I cannot find ANYTHING that looks to be leaking, and the fluid level is not low in the master cylinder...I have noticed that the bike is about due for some new pads, is it possible that the worn pads are causing my issue? Is there maybe somthing going on with my master cylinder sucking air? Im at a loss..thanks for any input . I tried searching and couldnt find anything that really matched my situation very well.
Last edited by kelleyj; 07-28-2011 at 10:23 AM.
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