DL 1000 Rear Brake Question - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions Share your service and maintenance information-questions. Please include your year and model in the text of your post.

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By Gert
  • 1 Post By BackPacker
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 1
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.
tatonka82 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 04:21 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Gert's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1,475
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
richlandrick likes this.
Gert is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 06:20 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 394
#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?
richlandrick likes this.
BackPacker is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 07:25 AM
Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
 
richlandrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clover, S.C.
Posts: 4,065
I'll bet the answer is contined in one of the posts above.
richlandrick is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 07:44 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
blaustrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: north east, Buffalo NY area
Posts: 2,415
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?
https://www.suzukipartshouse.com/oem...ec8/rear-wheel


AND fill in your profile, tells us where you are, mileage of the bike and add bike type etc. to your signature. It will result in better answers to your questions.

And WELCOME!

.
<<<<<<<<<< Join us for NEVA19: https://www.stromtrooper.com/events/420909-n-e-v-2019-a.html >>>>>>>>>>>

Blau1 2004 DL650-sold
Blau2 2014 DL1000A

Last edited by blaustrom; 07-06-2019 at 07:46 AM.
blaustrom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome