Has anybody been notified about a recall for the rear master cylinder hose? I just got an email from my dealer. Short on details, I wonder if it can wait until the first service.
There are no parts available yet but it is eminent.Has anybody been notified about a recall for the rear master cylinder hose? I just got an email from my dealer. Short on details, I wonder if it can wait until the first service.
A flexi hose touching the metallic part of the pressure line is not something good from a mechanical point of view.It's just a bit neater but still touching, I don't think chaffing here is an
issue when we consider all other hose and cables are touching at some point.
Well, maybe I'm at an advantage having spent my entire life in the trade and know full well what's good and what's not. If the tank, headlight etc. are removed we'll see virtually every other hose or cable touching something, touching and chafing are two different things.A flexi hose touching the metallic part of the pressure line is not something good from a mechanical point of view.
We are talking about a security element, I wouldn't play with this. If the flexi hose is worn enough to loose the brake fluid ad create a too low level in the reservoir, you may experience some air coming in the brake circuit and that can become very dangerous.
I've left the reservoir in place and didn't touch the pressure line banjo. I've cut along its length a 5 cm rubber hose, so it can be opened and set around the flexi hose. It is held in place with 2 nylstop collars. Then the metallic part of the pressure line will wear the rubber hose instead of the flexi hose.
Aye Derek, I think the 'dangerous' chafing problem is on the Desert Sled. When I checked mine after speaking to Harry I see the Classic etc. have a much shorter flexi and the main line is nowhere close, opposed to the Sled. Not sure yet which type the recall will be for but I'm pretty sure it's not a chafing problem.I checked mine - plenty of clearance
There's no icon for Geezzo! and the funny doesn't seem appropriate. I've just done a 360 mile round trip for an oil change. The joys.HopefuIly only the Desert Sled. I could do without another recall. I had to do the 200 mile round trip to Ducati Glasgow for the sidestand bolt. A job I could have done myself in 15 minutes. I asked if they could send it me to replace and I'd send them the old bolt back as evidence but they wouldn't have that. And the day it was booked in for had me in torrential rain all the way there. Then, when I went to leave I started the bike, snicked it into gear - and the engine cut! They had to take it back into the workshop and re-fit the stand switch. :angry5: