I have not had my Classic for long and at first thought it must be me. Now I have decided the back brake is crap. Is this a normal scrambler issue and can it be rectified? or do I have to live with it?
Hm. You supposed to lube the sliding pin? Is that the pin holding the brake pads? I didend dare to lube it when it so close to the pads. What do you lube it with?I have decided the rear brake is absolutely fine. Not overly fierce, but there when I need it. About perfect for controlling low speed maneuvers without running the risk of blocking it accidentally.
(Maybe you need to adjust the lever position, flush the fluid, make sure the sliding pins are clean and lubed...just to name a few things. Got no idea if your bike is new or not)
Hard to tell if it's just you or not because the only description in here is that it's "crap".I have not had my Classic for long and at first thought it must be me. Now I have decided the back brake is crap. Is this a normal scrambler issue and can it be rectified? or do I have to live with it?
Mine is definitely soft with a manageable taper. It gets a lot of use and I've never had a complaint about it. I'm not totally sure what you mean by "wooden", but makes me think stiff with a short travel.When you apply the brake it just feels wooden and doesn’t stop the bike. I have checked through the brake and can’t find an obvious problem so I’ve ordered some new pads and will go through it again when fitting them.
Not anyway near the back brake on my TigerNo issues with either brake on our Scrambler. They aren’t Panigale brakes but it would be unrealistic to expect that and they are way better than many other bikes I have ridden or owned. IMO they are pretty well perfect for the Scramblers intended use.
In close to 50 years of being associated with motorcycles with rear disc brakes that is the very first time I have heard any mention of chain lube regularly finding its way onto brake discs. Either I've lived with my head in the clouds or it really is not an issue and I suspect the later simply because if it were a potential problem every chain lube container would have so many warnings about it from the manufacturers lawyers that there would not even be enough room for the brand label.One of the issues on any bike rear brake with a chain - is that you can get specs of chain lube on the disc - either from fling off - or when you are lubing the chain
also flush the rear brake fluid in case is contaminated.When you apply the brake it just feels wooden and doesn’t stop the bike. I have checked through the brake and can’t find an obvious problem so I’ve ordered some new pads and will go through it again when fitting them.
Probably on the bikes with a single sided swing arm where the disc is inboard of the rear sprocket like our Monster. I still can't see it being an issue on a bike where the disc is on the other side of the wheel to the chain unless the owner stands 10 feet back and just sprays and hopes with the chain lube.If you look to some of the other Ducati forums where they complain about rear brake issues on Ducati's - you see it comes up there as a potential cause.
Exactly. I just hunt in the recycle rubbish bin for a small cardboard box (cereal boxes are good) and put the cardboard between the lower part of the chain and the wheel.I use a guard behind when I spray cleaner and spray chain
For reference I can easily trigger the abs system for the rear brake. I wouldn't even say I have to press the brakepedal particularly hard. And I definitely have a "feel" to the pedal, doesn't feel wooden at all.Wooden means no feel just like pressing your foot on a piece of wood instead of a pedal with a little give. Also I cannot feel any bite or grab from the brake no matter how hard I press. There is no way I could get the ABS to activate even if I tried.
The piston is free the caliper moves on its pins the fluid is OK just hope it’s knackered pads. If the brakes work on other bikes then I’ll get mine to work eventually.