Leaking brake fluid? - 600RR.net
Troubleshooting Having trouble with your bike? Common know issues or trobuleshooting questions here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Leaking brake fluid?

Gave my bike a look over and found that the rear brake resevoir was completely empty. It appears to be leaking from somewhere near the resevoir. I can`t see any cracks in the resevoir itself or the hoses. Does anyone have any idea how i can figure out where its coming from? Is this a common problem?
Curtis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 01:58 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
xrated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 18 miles from the Gap
Posts: 903
Thanks: 34
Thanked 127 Times in 82 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Refill the res. with the correct brake fluid and try pumping your brake pedal until you see it leaking from somewhere. It could be the res., the master cyl., the line or even the wheel cyl at the fitting or the pucks.

Vern....STT Southern Region Instructor

If it ain't fast........It ain't fun!!

2014 Yamaha FZ09 highly modded
2008 GSX-R 750..... Track Bike
2008 ST1300
xrated is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 02:15 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 287
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hey Curtis! Did you just post this on Extremez?

I gotta ask: you didn't notice any lack of braking?
stormcat is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hey! I did just post this on NLExtremez! I`m assuming by your avatar you are lurker?? :D
??
And no i didnt notice any lack of braking, I like to check my bike over before i ride it, so thats what i did, I`m glad I didn`t find out the hard way! :D

Last edited by Curtis; 05-01-2010 at 03:17 PM.
Curtis is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 04:34 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 287
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Haha! Yes, I'm lurker over there. Stormcat everywhere else though.

See ya around this summer. If it ever warms up that is!
stormcat is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
For sure! Looking forward to meeting some of you guys!

Last edited by Curtis; 05-01-2010 at 07:04 PM.
Curtis is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 07:36 PM
World Superbike Racer
 
dcope17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dana Point, Ca
Posts: 2,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
So the problem is what? do you see a leak or just the reservoir almost empty?
empty res means a leak or thin brake pads.

Ride hard today, Ride harder tomorrow,!
Walk close to Christ today, Walk closer tomorrow

How to fix headlights... Dreamzboy's excellent write-up
https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=138034
dcope17 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The problem is that I have a leak and can`t tell where it is. I took everything apart and cleaned it and inspected everything for cracks and whatnot, everything seems fine. I filled the res back up a few hours ago and bled the brakes and it hasn`t gone down since, I will see what its like after i take it for a ride.

And its not the pads either I replaced those at the end of last season so ive only had a few rides with them.
Curtis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome