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Old 10-24-2012, 08:42 AM   #46
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The replacing of the master cyl has me baffled If there was no problem with the brakes prior to the spoke incident .

Whoever came up with that one needs to be kicked....hard. MCs failing is pretty rare, and just changing it when there was a spoke issue is kind of silly. They definitely would never touch my bike again.

.....kind of like my next door neighbor that had his VTX at the local shop for pads. They didn't account for the linked brakes when they bled the fronts, so he got about three blocks down the road and ALL of the brakes stopped working. So he called me to bring his trailer and get the bike home and it took me about 3 seconds to figure that one out. Air like mad.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #47
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The spokes were super loose. Probably caused the rotor to move over so much that the caliper opened to the point where the seals in the master cylinder caught on fire which melted the brake lever. Happens all the time.....
I like the way you think. Good service department to catch that one.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:02 PM   #48
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There is no TSB on anything in the front brake system. There is however a recall on the front wheels that were not assembled correctly. Thing is it's supposed to be taken care of on the PDI,that is way before the bike even hits the showroom floor. The dealer sucks.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:01 PM   #49
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There is no TSB on anything in the front brake system. There is however a recall on the front wheels that were not assembled correctly. Thing is it's supposed to be taken care of on the PDI,that is way before the bike even hits the showroom floor. The dealer sucks.
Thanks! Yeah, heard many horror stories about Manchester H-D. They had a couple chances to redeem themselves, but just dug the hole deeper.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:58 PM   #50
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Might be.
Do you think if we both repeat this exercise 5 more times people will finally realize loose spokes can't cause a soft brake lever on a harley?
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:49 PM   #51
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Doubtful. But WTF?
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:53 PM   #52
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Thanks! Yeah, heard many horror stories about Manchester H-D. They had a couple chances to redeem themselves, but just dug the hole deeper.
I know it's 100 miles away but Monadnock H-D is a nice shop.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:33 PM   #53
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I know it's 100 miles away but Monadnock H-D is a nice shop.
I'll keep that in mind. I like to hear GOOD references! Worth a lot.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:55 AM   #54
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The big question is ... why are there two different styles of rim shown ?

I see a round shoulder-less ( smooth ) at the top yet the bottom pic' shows a standard shouldered rim.






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Old 10-25-2012, 03:02 AM   #55
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That's me taking the brake to the bar, with FINGERTIPS!




Going by this pic' of said bike it shows a shouldered front rim ...




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Old 10-25-2012, 04:43 AM   #56
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Nah,classic drop center steel chrome Harley "Safety Rim."
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:22 AM   #57
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Nah,classic drop center steel chrome Harley "Safety Rim."



You are correct. I stepped on my dick ... oh well.


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Old 10-25-2012, 05:49 PM   #58
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No biggie. Must be sporting some serious lumber if ya can step on it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:41 PM   #59
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So, pardon me for asking... but it never occurs to anyone (at least on this post) with wire wheels that they ought to check their spokes once in a while? Drive around with a very heavy motorcycle and never expect they're going to loosen up? Interesting.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #60
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The spokes were super loose. Probably caused the rotor to move over so much that the caliper opened to the point where the seals in the master cylinder caught on fire which melted the brake lever. Happens all the time on BMW's.

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