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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Alright so I have put about 1,000 miles on the bike in a week and a half. Everything during this time has felt fine and consistent.

However up until recent I have noticed two things:

1) My brake lever feels less "grabby". Meaning when I used to back it down my drive way it would grab before the "click" on my brake, about half an inch squeeze. Now however, it grabs more at the click and after. Should I be worried?

I have had to squeeze the hell out of them a few times due to emergency stopping but nothing I would think that would cause issues. The brakes still work like they are supposed to but they feel less grabby as previously mentioned and dont know if this is a sign to future problems or failure.

2) I noticed a slight tick type noise last night while riding that I never heard before. It really reminds me of the tick my mustang made when the rod was bent but I dont know. The ticket is a lot less loud and seems to only be heard at idle and revving.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 05:25 PM
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You can try the easiest thing first by bleeding the front brakes. See if they feel any firmer afterwards.

As far as the sound you're describing, it didn't sound like anything abnormal to me.

How many miles on your bike? you can change to a little heavier weighted oil. Helps with the lifters if they are noisy.
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I am planning on bleeding the brakes this weekend.

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Bleed the brakes and go to some braided lines. How's the fluid look? Dark?

The ticking, do you only hear it while riding? Does it get louder with speed or if you rev up the motor?




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Bleed the brakes and go to some braided lines. How's the fluid look? Dark?

The ticking, do you only hear it while riding? Does it get louder with speed or if you rev up the motor?
I hear it while riding yes revving I can't really tell with helmet on but I still hear it.

The rear brake fluid is darker than the front but I will be changing both this weekend.

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Mike you don't need SS lines, don't waste your money on them.

change that nasty fluid and bleed the brakes and you'll be fine. The stock rubber shit is more than sufficient for your style of riding.

Ticking is either and exhaust leak or the top end valve chatter. Don't forget you're sitting on top of an engine so you may hear things, in much the same way if you sat under the hood of your car you'd hear things. Make sure your oil level is right and you should be fine.
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The rattle/tick I hear is when the clutch is not engaged. I just never noticed it before. So no worries there I don't think. lol

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Stainless lines are worth the money(i paid $80 for the front and $50 for the rear). Just give yourself a little time to get used to the extra stopping power.

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Bleed the brakes and check the oil.

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