Brake and ABS questions - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By visionjohnny
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Tbarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5
Default Brake and ABS questions

was out riding my 2014 CC last night and noticed that when I would slow down and release the brake the rear was dragging. Stopped the bike and the disc was getting pretty hot. I also notice that every time I start the bike the ABS light comes on and stays lite until I start to pick up speed. I am wondering if the light issue is normal. and if there is any brake issues I need to be concerned with. I am fully capable of doing the brake job myself just asking to see if anyone has had similar issues. Thanks for any input
Tbarc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 08:01 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
depot picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Somewhere. Wherever.
Posts: 2,297
Default

That is how the ABS light works.
depot picker is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 08:57 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hendersonville, NC in summers and The Villages, FL in winters
Posts: 1,411
Default

The ABS light comes on when you start the bike and then stays on until you first reach about 5 mph. At this point, the bike's computer brain turns the ABS system on which causes the light on the dash to turn off. When this ABS light is lit, the ABS system is NOT functioning. For reasons I don't understand, the ABS system is designed to not start working until the bike first reaches ~5 mph each time the bike is started.

G'day,

Vinish

G'day,

Vinish

Our patriotic stable:

Red 2012 XCT (wife's bike in NC)
Red 2012 XCT (my bike for NC)
White with custom flames 2012 XCT (wife's bike in FL)
Blue custom fire on a black 2012 XCT (my bike in FL)

2006 HD Softail Heritage (my bike when I was in MI - sold in Oct, 2017 after putting 45,000 miles and 20 states and one province on it - My first big bike and most of us will always remember our first with fond memories)
Vinish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Tbarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks I figured as much on the Light was just confirming my suspensions. still wondering about the rear brakes dragging. the bike doesn't even have 5000 miles on her yet.
Tbarc is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 10:49 AM
Senior Member
 
BeoBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: JAX FL
Posts: 659
Default

Short test:

Start with the bike cold. Go ride for 5-10 minutes WITHOUT using the rear brake at all. Park and see if it's hot.

2013 Cross Country Tour: Custom paint, stage 1 exhaust, Lloydz Hi-Flow air filter, cams (HOH-VM1-DR), timing gear (HOH-PTS), Power Commander V, Auto Tune module, Gustafson flip shield, OEM passenger backrest with Cycle Ops luggage rack, Vic HID, heel shifter, Rockford amp, Infinity speakers all around.

2011 Cross Country: Burnt and Traded
BeoBob is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 12:00 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,946
Default

Tbarc

of coarse rotor will get hot when you use the brake. The friction from the pads will heat up the rotor to where it will burn your hand if you touch it

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Tbarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5
Default

LOL I know it will get hot. I didn't use the rear brake coming home. I am positive it is dragging the front which I did use was warm to the touch but the rear was hot!! I am pretty sure I am going to pull it this weekend and anti seize the pins. I would bet the slide pins are just gummed up and not releasing all the way.
Tbarc is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 06:24 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,946
Default

countersink the holes the pins slid thru both sides.
Lay some sand paper on the bench and run the pads over them a few times to make sure there flat.
On the end of the pads that have that little notch in it. Hit them with a file so there not so sharp when sliding.
Before you do anything with a flashlight look at the positions and see if there both out equal length. If there not then that's your problem.
Tbarc likes this.

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum 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 Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not 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