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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:12 PM   #1651
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Your instinct is to hit the brakes, when you learn to ride later you will notice the bike straightens itself upright under braking. That's why if you're going wide in a corner the worst thing to do is grab the brakes, it will cause you to go more wide.

But under hard braking, the bike will just want to sit straight up. In order to do an evasive maneuver he would have had to let go of the brakes completely. It would be much difficult to do for the average street rider, especially with a passenger on the back. It just goes against all your instincts to let go of the brakes in that situation.
I had that once on my ruck. Sweeping left turn (i know the turn as i do it twice a day) took it at full throttle, which was about 71km/h and decided to slow mid turn. Immediately realized i was about to go wide to the ditch... Backed of the brakes and dug my knee down deep. Scraped half the left peg off in the second half of the turn
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Just picked up a new bike.

I am having an issue with the front brakes. There simply is just no front braking power. The pads and rotors look fine. There is a bit of resistance when squeezing the brake but not how it should be. I can touch my knuckles with the lever.

We bled the brakes but it didn't help at all. The brake cable has frays on it. Do you think that the cables might be need to be changed or does it sound like the brake assembly itself. (pistons?)

So, my rear brake feels like my front, and the front will slow me down but not stop in an emergency like they should. I already had a close call with being cut off and my back brakes just locked up on me and I almost plowed into the guy.

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Just picked up a new bike.

I am having an issue with the front brakes. There simply is just no front braking power. The pads and rotors look fine. There is a bit of resistance when squeezing the brake but not how it should be. I can touch my knuckles with the lever.

We bled the brakes but it didn't help at all. The brake cable has frays on it. Do you think that the cables might be need to be changed or does it sound like the brake assembly itself. (pistons?)

So, my rear brake feels like my front, and the front will slow me down but not stop in an emergency like they should. I already had a close call with being cut off and my back brakes just locked up on me and I almost plowed into the guy.
There shouldn't be a brake cable, your brakes master is hydraulic. It's odd though, again old brake lines stretch and expand over time. I would inspect the condition of the rubber lines. Next would be inspect the calipers, if the pistons inside the calipers have not been regularly cleaned out and pushed back in each time you change your brake pads, over time dirt and grime could build up and cause the pistons inside your calipers to seize.

Check your brake pads for residue from fork oil and your rotors. If the previous owner had leaky for seals the brake pads and rotors could have been at one point drenched in fork oil. This compromises the performance of both pad an rotor.

Again this is all just speculation. You'd have to start at the most basic level and back track and work your way up until the issue is diagnosed and fixed.
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clamp your brake hoses at the caliper and see if your still having this issue, it could be your master cylinder is bypassing if it still happens when your hoses are clamped
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I'm on the exact same boat here. Don't know how much I've spent on cars already when all my heart was really looking for was my two-wheeled stallion LOL. It would have never happened if I didn't meet ft-z33wor either
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I need your help fellow RS motorcycle enthusiasts.
What Ducati model is this? (I don't know much about older motorcycles... at least I think it's an older model)

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What Ducati model is this? (I don't know much about older motorcycles... at least I think it's an older model)

That looks like an old Monster 620 01-06
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It does look like the Monster 620 with the "High Exhaust" relocation kit

Here is a picture with stock exhaust

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Here is another good read from RideApart

The Sportbike Progression: Everyman?s Path To Panigale | RideApart


Think of a simple 1-10 scale, with 1 being a straight road in the middle of nowhere and no traffic and 10 being a good track on a good day. A good mountain road on an ideal day would be around number 7 or 8. That Ninja 650 will be an ideal tool for the job from numbers 1 to 7. The Panigale only works at 11. No learning occurs at 11, only do or die.
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There shouldn't be a brake cable, your brakes master is hydraulic. It's odd though, again old brake lines stretch and expand over time. I would inspect the condition of the rubber lines. Next would be inspect the calipers, if the pistons inside the calipers have not been regularly cleaned out and pushed back in each time you change your brake pads, over time dirt and grime could build up and cause the pistons inside your calipers to seize.

Check your brake pads for residue from fork oil and your rotors. If the previous owner had leaky for seals the brake pads and rotors could have been at one point drenched in fork oil. This compromises the performance of both pad an rotor.

Again this is all just speculation. You'd have to start at the most basic level and back track and work your way up until the issue is diagnosed and fixed.
right on the money. Though the most common fault in a hydraulic system is A) sticky caliper/piston B) fluid leaks
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Well, I spent $ 700 on bike stuff and have no pictures to show for it.

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RoadCraft (May 1,3 & 4)for the Warrior

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there's a kawi GPX600 on cl for 750....soooo tempting..
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