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  1. tight piston on rear brake caliper

    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...
  2. I'm new to ABS on 2-wheels

    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...
  3. Rear brake improvement tip

    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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