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    Superbike Twin 02Aprilia's Avatar
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    Here's a rear brake tip I just picked up!

    I had given up and resigned myself to that my bike (02 Mille) was just not going to have a rear brake. I have now ridden for three seasons with it so far gone that with the clutch in, I could put my full weight on the lever and not feel one bit of braking, like zero. I stopped at the Ducati dealership to get pads and friend who races Milles mentioned a pointer that had recently picked up and tried. So here it is... park the bike so it's quite stable, balast the lever so that it is FULLY depressed and leave it for at least 24 hours. I found a cement block in my garage and hung it off there. At the point of it having been 24 hours for me, it was raining so I ended up actually leaving it for another whole day. Anyhow, my rear is now grabbing like it should and required virtually no effort on my part. If it fails again, I supposed I'll just do this over again but it's worth a try guys! Just wanted to share this. Maybe alot of guys know this but I've followed alot of posts regarding rear brake issues and never read anything like this.

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    i may have to try this, one question though- is your back line steel or rubber line? just curious if this will work with one or both?

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    Same with front brake if not grabbing or you suspect air in system pull on and fasten with a cable tie nice and tight, leave for 24 hrs + works, with a car leave in gear with out hand brake on and put weight on the brake pedal and leave as long as possible

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    Yep, as mentioned in previous posts, hang a 4 litre container of oil from the rear brake lever with a cable tie overnight and the rear brake will be great for the next 500 miles or so. As soon as it goes mushy again, just repeat the process.

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    I doubt it makes a differance but I have all stainless braided lines. Doesn't everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Aprilia View Post
    I doubt it makes a differance but I have all stainless braided lines. Doesn't everyone?

    Yep, model 07 has it in Europe 4 sure.

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    I got told this about my old GSXR for the front brakes and it worked a treat.
    Top tip!

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    Tried this with a dumbell weight,works a treat

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    i've been told it doesn't do the master cylinder seals any favours though.

    I have a vac bleeding tool for my compressor and just change the fluid, It doesn't take long

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    HMMMMM

    I have heard this before....;we need to find out why it works really in order to solve the actual problem.

    1 is it because the line pressure increases the internal diameter of the lines, resulting in more fluid ?
    2 is it because the MC when forced under pressure long enough expels air using the same tecqnique as a porous material.
    3 is the rear brake calipers leaking slightly due to poor design ?

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