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  1. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    So it's now about one month with my new (to me) 2014 VEE. Due to the MSF instruction for using both front and rear brakes at once, I realized only last week the rear brake seems to engage deep in the stroke. I can only compare to my last bike, 1978 Honda CB550 with rear drum. On that bike...
  2. DL650A - 2017+
    Not sure exactly what to call it, but it appears that my '17 DL650 was fitted with a kit to lower the brake and gear shift pedals by the prior owner (I bought it used). There's a plate bolted to the frame and the bracket is mounted to the plate. I wanted to raise them back up to stock, but on...
  3. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I finally got the rear brake piston out. ( DL1000 05) It's been sticking and getting hot...thought I'd clean it up. Polished the piston on my buffer... the rubber rings inside look good but it's very tight. Should I get new rubber rings even thought these look good. Can I use a lubricant to get...
  4. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Another brake related question. I know from reading other posts that the rear brake is soft. But I'm wondering if the ABS is working correctly on the rear. I thought ABS prevented locking up. When I brake gradually from soft up to hard, I feel nothing on the rear brake until ABS kicks in...
  5. General V-Strom Discussion
    Many riders have commented on how hard it is to modulate the rear brake. You either get minimal braking or the rear wheel is locked up. I've seen moto-writers describe rear brakes as "wooden" which sounds about right to me. I replaced my front brake pads with EBC organic pads last summer and...
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