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Linked brakes
on: November 25, 2021, 11:18:47 PM
Hi all just a quick question does a xrx low have linked brakes as rear needs bleeding
Thanks mick

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Re: Linked brakes
Reply #1 on: November 26, 2021, 06:48:40 AM
Pretty sure all models have the same brake system. Linked if you use the front lever only, independent if you use the rear pedal at any time. The rear does have its own reservoir though behind the boot guard.

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Re: Linked brakes
Reply #2 on: November 26, 2021, 09:37:13 AM
Yes they do and they work exactly as @XCaTel says and the front has a separate reservoir to the rear. the linking is done electronically


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Re: Linked brakes
Reply #3 on: November 26, 2021, 11:17:13 AM
So I can bleed the rear with no problems to the system then

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Re: Linked brakes
Reply #4 on: November 26, 2021, 01:00:33 PM
You can, I have done so. Note that some owners complain of long brake pedal travel on this bike, if that is your issue you may improve it but not by much.

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Re: Linked brakes
Reply #5 on: November 26, 2021, 04:38:08 PM
Oh exactly my problem , to be honest brake has no bite at all

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Re: Linked brakes
Reply #6 on: November 26, 2021, 09:03:00 PM
Yes, some do find it a little weak. It might benefit from a little caliper service. If you drop the pads out you can remove the caliper with the rear wheel in place and pull the two halves apart. A clean with some soapy water and a brush, concentrating on the piston and fresh high temp brake paste on the sliding pin might help. A previous owner might have contaminated the pads too, they are very cheap to buy on this very common Nissin caliper. Standard Pads are GG spec rather than HH. Maybe a clean up with a can of brake cleaner aerosol across the disk before the new pads go in too.

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Re: Linked brakes
Reply #7 on: November 27, 2021, 12:23:02 AM
Ok thanks

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Re: Linked brakes
Reply #8 on: November 27, 2021, 04:19:33 PM
If you’ve got a lot of travel make sure your brake pedal is coming up against the stop on the back of the rear footrest hanger when released, from new mine wasn’t which meant you had to take up the play on the clevis and pin before the master cylinder started to move. I’ve adjusted it so there’s 0.5mm travel on the foot brake now.

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Re: Linked brakes
Reply #9 on: November 27, 2021, 09:30:35 PM
I had a really poor back brake on my Tiger 1200.  I don't know if that was after a service, or tyre change, or what.
Tried to improve it by adjusting pedal travel, to no avail.
I mentioned it my my serviceman on my next service.
When I got it back, it was fixed.  Dunno what he did, I assume bled the line.

 



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