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post #1 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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DL 1000 Rear Brake Question

I have an 03 DL 1000. I recently changed my rear tire. Now I am without my rear brake. Any suggestions? The fluid in the brake reservoir.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 04:21 AM
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It could be a number of things. As there is no pix of your rear brake posted, start at the beginning by checking the following:
1) is the brake disk slotted between the brake pads.
2) is the brake caliper slotted into the tab on the swing-arm to prevent the caliper from rotating when brake is applied.
3) is the brake piston, in the caliper, moving when the brake is applied
If none of the above, can you post a pix or three on the caliper to help with further advice?

For point #2 see item 14 which shows the slot on the caliper housing being referred to, https://www.suzukipartshouse.com/oem...9/rear-caliper
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 06:20 AM
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#2 was my first thought too. Although if you get that wrong, it typically leads to a dragging brake instead of no braking.

Another possibility: When you put the brake calliper back in place, you typically have to widen the gap between the brake pads a bit in order for things to fit. It may require multiple applications of the rear brake for that gap to narrow again.

Like Gert said, picture please. Also, tell us what you feel when applying the rear brake. Is it completely solid, or offering no resistance at all? Does it feel spongy?
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 07:25 AM
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I'll bet the answer is contined in one of the posts above.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 07:44 AM
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One more: Are you sure the spacers that position the rear wheel within the swingarm are in place, in the correct position and facing the correct way?

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