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Old 08-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #209
NMTrailboss
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Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Originally Posted by UngaWunga View Post
So I've been riding my 315 a little more recently, and the flaws in my setup are starting to show. Bike can't stoppie. Front brakes are squishy as hell. Can bring the lever back to the bar. First 1/2" of travel feels good, but it'll sponge back to the bar. I've bled it, and reverse bled it, and it's still mushy. The caliper doesn't feel like it's moving, neither is the brake rotor.

Only thing I can think of is that the steel braided line has collasped, or the MC needs a rebuild. If the pads were hanging up in the caliper, I think I'd see the rotor flex to one side.

Suggestions?

Its a 2002-ish model.
Just a long shot, but make sure your front axle is torqued in properly and not loose. If the axle is loose the front wheel can 'walk' back and forth on the axle and the brake caliper is trying to center the wheel each time the lever is pulled and will feel mushy. Just a thought...
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