05 rear brake issue question.
How far should I have to push down on rear brake pedal to get any noticeable braking? I can get the servo to kick in and actually lock the rear up on gravel but it’s about 3/4 thru the full foot pedal stroke. This is a new to me GS with less than 11k miles. The rear brake was very low on fluid when I got the bike and was not working. I just serviced all the brakes. I pulled all the brake calipers from mounts and removed pads and checked. Plenty of meat left in all of them. They hardly look worn. I cleaned calipers and the pins with brake cleaner. Cleaned up pins with a bit of sandpaper and lubed with anti seize. I coated the back of pads with anti squeal and reassembled. I flushed per Jim's excellent DVD's. Tested using GS911 brake bleed test and the rear failed. Bled the circuit and the calipers again. This time I got them to pass but I had to really push HARD on the rear brake pedal. Front passed as well but I had to pull lever really hard to get it to pass.
Took for a test spin. Fronts grab hard and fast with little movement. Rear you have to depress the brake pedal quite a ways but at the end of a long downward foot pedalstroke it will grab hard enough to skid and engage ABS. So my question is, should I have to push that far down on rear brake to get it to grab hard? It begins to slow a bit as soon as you engage but to get it to stop you have to almost bottom out the foot pedal.
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