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Old 04-10-2013, 08:11 AM   #206
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Originally Posted by brianjonesphoto View Post
Anyone else have issues with your rear brake? It seems like mine is always spongy and possibly leaking fluid before the m/c. Today I found the reservoir empty for the 3rd time in 18months. Tomorrow I'm going try to back bleed the system from the caliper.
Not sure if this is relevant, but I found that the hose from the master cylinder to the reservoir on my '08 was collapsing under suction and causing the brake to intermittently stick and other odd symptoms. Replacing this line improved my brake feel and performance dramatically.

Good call on back bleeding. I found bleeding with a syringe from the caliper up to the reservoir the only way to get all of the air out.

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