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Old 06-18-2008, 09:02 PM   #31
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Thanks for the heads up! After reading this thread I checked mine too. I can slip a finger between the line and the exhaust, so it seems ok for now. I'll keep an eye on it. But it seems that much heat in close proximity to the brake line can be detrimental to braking anyway. What do I know though? I don't engineer 'em, I just ride 'em!

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Old 07-23-2008, 02:08 PM   #32
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Thumbs up checked my set-up

just to be safe, I checked my '08 AW brake line- the brake line routing is excellent. Thanks.
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:22 AM   #33
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Thanks for the heads up guys ..... this is what forums are all about !

I just checked my two week old DX and guess what, 1/8th" clearance only between the pipe and exhaust. As a temporary measure I slightly loosened the fitting at the master cylinder and rotated the pipe down, it now sits right against the frame with over 1/2" of clearance. I will be bringing it up with the dealer though.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:40 AM   #34
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If the MOCO won't do anything about this, then we all need to contact the NTSB & they will force a fix. Even if the line doesn't burn, the fluid can boil & make the rears usless. This looks like an idea of an industrial engineer whose job is to cost reduce, & have no clue about product function.
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:23 PM   #35
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Grazie Nomad - ME HA SALVATA CULO! Yup went out to the garage and my line was touching the pipe. Was able to adjust/bend it off for a good 1/4 air gap now. If that sucker wasn't metal - I'd of been walking long ago.

Amazing how someone so far away can help...I love the internets.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:44 PM   #36
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Hey Spaz, where are you? What country?
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:35 PM   #37
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Thanks for the heads up guys ..... this is what forums are all about !

I just checked my two week old DX and guess what, 1/8th" clearance only between the pipe and exhaust. As a temporary measure I slightly loosened the fitting at the master cylinder and rotated the pipe down, it now sits right against the frame with over 1/2" of clearance. I will be bringing it up with the dealer though.
I just checked my 1 day old (took delivery today) DX and it was the same as yours! I also moved it out about 3/8" away from the hot pipe. This should be enough.

(TheNomad - Thanks for passing along the information!!! )

Just a word of caution, when you loosened the fitting, you may have let some air bleed into the system so you may want to have the brakes bled. If you apply constant pressure on the peddle and your foot sinks, you have air in your lines.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:07 PM   #38
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thank's for the information, just went out to check it mine is ok
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:08 AM   #39
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I forward this on a norwegian HD forum since i belive this is s serious safety issue ! thank's again for the info.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:12 AM   #40
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The rear brake failed on my 07 VRSCAW during a 4 day rideout in Wales, resulting in a fire from brake fluid igniting on the hot exhaust. It made riding the hills and valley's in pouring rain more interesting, though I can't say it really caused any great drama.

The Oxford UK dealership fixed it under warranty (it was their ex demo bike) although the warranty had expired. I expected nothing less, as this had potentially serious safety implications and strongly feel there should have been a Factory recall on this. Oh yes, I had the fuel sender unit failure as well!! The replacement is not always 100 percent reliable either.

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Old 05-09-2009, 10:54 AM   #41
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is there a bulliten number or a part number for the new style?
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:04 AM   #42
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Same thing happened on my 09 NRS. The brake line was touching the exhaust at the start of the end cans. First ride from the shop brand new, burnt the brake line and let oil out over exhaust.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:27 PM   #43
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ttt for new style pn
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:15 AM   #44
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Slightly off topic, but braking with just the rear brake, other than for slalom work in traffic, is asking for it anyway.
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so what would you say is a good minimum safe clearance for the oil pipe and exhaust?
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