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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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rear brake ineffective

Hi, I have just purchased an October 2017 G310R with 4.500 miles recorded. Am getting used to the light flywheel and need to rev engine but the rear brake appears to do nothing even using my heel to depress it. At a standstill it will hold the bike on a slight slope but on the road it seems to be ineffectual. The front brake works well.Do I have a problem?
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yeah, that's a huge problem, get it looked at, it should still be under warrantee.
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Yes, have it looked at. My rear brake works great and I'm sure I could lock the rear wheel with it, ABS permitting.
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Thank you, now that I know that my brake is abnormal I will take it back to the dealers
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northing abnormal here. you obviously do not have much experience with bikes. the rear brake should be engaged at the most 20% of the total braking power in total. it is just an assisting brake.

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On a rainy day, its very easy for me to get rear ABS to kick in when braking hard. On a dry day, I can easily make the bike stop with just rear brake if I had to. Rear brake may do minimal braking effort at high speeds, but it is essential for slow speed stuff.
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It should be a given that everyone knows about the 80:20 rule (however, as the bike has ABS you don't want to limit the rear brake to 20% in emergency situations), but it is abnormal if the rear brake appears to do nothing. If the rear brake cannot hold the bike on a steep slope at standstill there is something wrong.
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It should be a given that everyone knows about the 80:20 rule (however, as the bike has ABS you don't want to limit the rear brake to 20% in emergency situations), but it is abnormal if the rear brake appears to do nothing. If the rear brake cannot hold the bike on a steep slope at standstill there is something wrong.
Hill starts, without functioning rear brake it is near impossible on a steep hill. And I live in a city that is definitely not flat like a pancake.

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northing abnormal here. you obviously do not have much experience with bikes. the rear brake should be engaged at the most 20% of the total braking power in total. it is just an assisting brake.
Kris, we appreciate most of your comments and you have made some good contributions to this forum, but pull your head in mate! That negative language is not called for, we're here to support each other regardless of where we come from or how long we've been riding.
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... plus I've been riding myself for decades and I don't agree with the 80/20 rule, so there's that. I do believe a good strong rear brake is important and I use it.
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