Jump to content

Rear brakes stop working mid ride

Recommended Posts

Thanks everyone for the help with my prior issue!! Ok I have an 05 crf450x and the rear breaks work until a while into the ride and then there is no rear brake. Was pretty scary and would like some trouble shooting thoughts on why it works at first then all of a sudden nothing.

 

thanks

  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're probably overheating it. Make sure your fluid is fresh (I highly recommend DOT 5.1 fluid - do NOT use 5.0) and properly bled. Also, make sure your foot isn't resting on it unless actually using it.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any more info on symptoms? 

 

Pedal go mushy? 
Pedal completely soft and goes straight down? 
Pedal have pressure but doesn't seem to slow you down? 
Any weird noises or vibrations from brake? 

How new are pads? 
Rotor bent or straight? 
Everything aligned and installed properly? Do the pads drag when you spin the tire on a stand? 

  • Like 1
  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does the brake pump up , if so it could be down to warped rotor or play in wheel bearings 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:


×
×
  • Create New...