2008 rear brake pedal stayed down. - Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums
 4Likes
  • 2 Post By Mr. BR
  • 2 Post By Bernie
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Training wheels fitted!
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 16
2008 rear brake pedal stayed down.

Well wasnt expecting this. 35 degrees this morning. First time pressing the rb pedal and it didnt come back up. Anyone else have this issue. Fix? I pulled it back up and pumped it couple of times. Didnt happen again. This weekend going to clean rear caliper and change pads. Bleed and check reservoir. Brake line?
mastiffmanjones is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 11:29 PM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
Mr. BR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 119
It's most likely just the brake pedal pivot... take it apart, clean, grease, re-assemble.
Then look a those other items...
Mr. BR
passx and carts like this.
Mr. BR is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 01:18 AM
red
Senior Member
FJR Top Gun
 
red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: near Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Sol III
Posts: 1,133
2008 rear brake pedal stayed down.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mastiffmanjones View Post
Well wasnt expecting this. 35 degrees this morning. First time pressing the rb pedal and it didnt come back up. Anyone else have this issue. Fix? I pulled it back up and pumped it couple of times. Didnt happen again. This weekend going to clean rear caliper and change pads. Bleed and check reservoir. Brake line?
mastiffmanjones,

Likely the rear brake lever pivot is dirty/dry. Clean and lube. This glitch can be bad news because your brake light can be on all the time, if the pedal does not come up fully. The pivot shaft that needs attention is Index # 4 on this fiche:

http://www.2wheelpros.com/oem-parts/...-assembly.html

It is very unlikely that the brakes or lines caused your particular problem. Bleeding is always a good idea, though. Sop up all of the old brake fluid now in the reservoir with paper towels. Add clean fresh brake fluid to fill the reservoir, and bleed the brakes (refilling the reservoir often) until you get clean new fluid from the calipers.
.

Cheers,
Red
2008 FJR1300A
- Pirelli Angel GT (Spec A) tires, RDL seat, TPMS, GPS digital speedometer (Amazon ~US$25.00).
red is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 03:40 AM
Senior Member
High-G FJR Junkie!
 
Bernie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Australia No fixed address
Posts: 2,270
As the others have said, the rear brake lever pivot needs servicing, often, at least once a year. This is a very common problem, and can have serious consequences. A dragging back brake causes friction, and friction causes heat, lots of heat, there have been cases where the aluminium brake caliper has melted and disintegrated. There are also electronic consequences depending on what model FJR you have. The brake light will stay on, which may confuse traffic behind you, and also it may cause your ABS system to throw up an ABS error code and warning light.
RaYzerman and passx like this.

FJR Models owned from new, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014.
Bernie is online now  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Training wheels fitted!
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 16
You guys! Thanks for the help.
mastiffmanjones is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums 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 post new threads
You may 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