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front brake question

bcpayne09112010-08-10 20:22:17 +0000 #1
So i was om a ride this past sunday and about halfway through i noticed i hasd no more front brakes...could pull the lever and nothing...and yes the resivoir is low so i know it needs some..the question is i cant seem to find where i could have lost all the fluid because i can't find any leaks or broken lines...also i noticed that the lines tie in on top the front differrential..why? and if i wait awhile to get them fixed because i really dont ever use them do they have anything to do with the front dif. oh the bike is under warranty but it will be awhile before i can get it there.
jrfonte2010-08-10 20:26:18 +0000 #2
usually when the brake pads wear down the level in the resivoir will get low due to the calipers having to expand more and use more fluid to engage the pads on the rotors. it could just be that it got low enough to where it sucked air in the lines and they need to be bleed now and the resivoir topped off with fluid.

where they attach to the top of the front diff its just a mounting spot where the lines split and run to each front break
gpinjason2010-08-10 20:40:41 +0000 #3
when the pads wear down completely metal to metal, the fluid gets really low and sometimes sucks in air, as he said above --^ the brakes have nothing to do with the front diff... for safety reasons, I would suggest go ahead and change them out to avoid possible crash... for money reasons, I would suggest to go ahead and change them out before they wear out the rotors too bad, and you have to replace them as well...

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