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Old 04-23-2013, 10:22 AM   #8411
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Originally Posted by KC-10ENG View Post
Anyone ever have a rear brake lock up on them??

I just got back from a 2-day ride and everything was fine. I unloaded the bike at a friends house and rode home approx. 2 miles. By the time I got home the rear brake was locked almost to the point that I could not move the bike. Rear brake lever had zero travel in the driveway. I had to bleed the rear brake to get the bike rolled into the garage.

Any in-sight into this problem would be great.

Thanks
Common problem with the 08's, Metal bushing at the brake pivot is binding. You can get the plastic replacement bushing that KTM has now that supersedes the metal one, or you can buy an aftermarket brake lever that comes with a bearing. You can hit it with WD 40 or some other spray lube every time you ride while you wait on the new bushing. Oh, and the pivot bolt is left handed threads.
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