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Old 12-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Uly in the Dirt

Any suggestion for better rear braking for a Uly for gravel and fire road riding?

Suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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I'm actually thinking about putting a bubble of air in my rear brake. I want it to feel a little more progressive. My '09 feels as wooden and on/off as can be. It felt that way when I bought it at 1500 miles a few months back. It is one of the worst feeling rear brakes I've owned.
If it doesn't work it is easy enough to bleed. Flame away.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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I'm actually thinking about putting a bubble of air in my rear brake. I want it to feel a little more progressive. My '09 feels as wooden and on/off as can be. It felt that way when I bought it at 1500 miles a few months back. It is one of the worst feeling rear brakes I've owned.
If it doesn't work it is easy enough to bleed. Flame away.
My KTM's always have too much rear brake,too touchy and too strong. I change out the sintered brake pads for el cheapo organic carbon pads,calms the brakes right down.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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I wouldn't call it too strong though. My FJR is my gold standard. Best brakes I've ever had. The rear is not over the top strong, but soooo progressive. I want to get 50% of that feel and I'll be happy. It's the start of a long winter here so I'll be playing with it in my walk out basement.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:01 AM   #5
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Thanks

Appreciate the update.

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:58 AM   #6
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It seems to improve with regular use. If you're not in the habit of using it at every stop, try doing that.

Al Lighton at American Sport Bike might be able to recommend stickier rear pads.

Otherwise, how about lengthening the rear brake pedal? Seems like that would improve both the power and feel.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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I'm with Hughlysses, it seems to get better with regular use. When I'm running on gravel I ride the rear brake some at the start and it seems to have more feel for awhile.

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:45 AM   #8
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Although it's not too progressive and provides almost no feedback, it can lock up the rear. Of course I've replaced my pads with the EBC HH ones.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #9
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Agree with vtwin, in trying to get the rear to be a little stronger I replaced my pads with the good EBCs and it did help. Check Badweatherbikers for particulars.
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buel...tml?1354483679
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #10
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The Uly has a rear brake?

Seriously, I find it to be just fine on dirt. Especially with the Pirellis, more rear brake would equal more rear skidding.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #11
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Although it's not too progressive and provides almost no feedback, it can lock up the rear. Of course I've replaced my pads with the EBC HH ones.
x2

Just put some on. A little noisy though so far. i hope with wear that will stop
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #12
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Just put some on. A little noisy though so far. i hope with wear that will stop
Mine has a squeek on slow braking. I may spray it down a bit with Brakekleen. Doesn't really bother me too much though.
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