Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Gold Coast, Australia.
no weepage or fluid loss, had rear tyre changed this arvo and got em to pick the stones outta the caliper while they were at it.
Tyre man who also services bikes says with our climate and the way we ride, that we should change brake fluid yearly not every two years as specced.
My fluid was probably 5 years old, so therein lies the problem.
brake fluids hydroscopic (it attracts and absorbs water)
Ride hard and brakes get very hot, water in fluid gets hot, boils, creates air, pedal gets spongy.
Change brake fluid by bleeding through which expels air as well (I did see some air bubbles), and got a good hard brake pedal.
Had to ride very steady coming home, brand new tyre and pissing down rain, brakes work fine but if its sunny tomoz Ill go out and scrub in the tyre and see if the brakes are up to scratch.
Ill get more fresh dot4 fluid and flush the front brake system too cos its gotta be 5 years old too.
Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Both tuned by [email protected]