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post #1 of 4 Old 01-07-2017, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Brake Lever Feel

When I last went to the track in late september, during the day my brake lever was requiring more and more input to get to max braking. I had to go roughly twice the distance I did at the beginning of the day, to the point the lever was hitting the rest of my fingers on the grip and couldn't pull it further. I adjusted my brake lever out, problem was solved. Brake continued to be immediate and responsive. Just out of the blue one day, my brake lever is suddenly stiff as hell. I haven't touched my adjustment. The same amount of force is required, but rather than giving me a little squeeze, I get about a millimeter between when the brake touches and when I'm locking it up. This has happened to me in the past and has just simply...gone away...but it's sticking around now and I dont know why my brakes feel like this. I'm hoping someone can drop some knowledge on my head and help me understand this, thanks

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-07-2017, 02:23 PM
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When is the last time you changed the fluid?

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-07-2017, 02:39 PM
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Could be an air bubble heating up and expanding. If you haven't changed your brake fluid in a while, it may be time or at the very least bleed to make sure there is no air.

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-11-2017, 11:57 AM
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In addition to bleed/flush, I'd give the system a good once-over. Are there any wet spots at the master/calipers? When is the last time you cleaned the pistons on the calipers? Also you might give the brake lines a once over to make sure they are in tip-top shape.

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