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I know I hit mine a little to hard one morning :stooge: Scared me good cause I was hauling :moon:
 

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OKIE said:
Mine won't. Never has. Is this normal?
Sounds like you have a problem. I CAN lock mine up!
 

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Oh yea, I can too. If you take the MSF class, they require you to do this in class. if you can't, you've got a problem.
 

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I can and have locked mine on several occasions.
 

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Sounds Like the rear wheel has been off and they disconected the rear brake line and did not rebleed it!It's a Little tuff to do so I know from my own experience! :rolleyes:
 

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Okie, HD has not come out with an anti-lock brake system (yet). You have a problem and Kaz has probably nailed it. I am about 75 - 90% front brake but there are times when the front brake is not a good option. I would say check or get it checked out SOON. :)
 

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Funny you mention that! I just had to lock both up, compliments of a BLIND double gravel hauler that decided he wanted to pull out in front of my vrod traveling 60mph.

The best part was the face full of peat gravel that came out when he hit a bump! Yowch!

Gary
 

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I haven`t been able to lock mine up either. Funny this conversation started because I was actually trying yesterday. The rear slows the bike but doesn`t lock. Now for the retard question. How easy is it to bleed the rear brake?

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YES

You can all you need is

1) idiot pulling out of a gas station not looking for traffic
2)Water on road from sprinklers that are conveniently watering the pavement during rush hour
3)One V-Rod going 45mph+ driving through the water while the idiot is pulling out of the gas station :banghead:

With this formula you should be able to create a large black line inscribed on the pavement from your rear tire. Just try not to fishtail its kinda scary.
 

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dlevi03 said:
YES

You can all you need is

1) idiot pulling out of a gas station not looking for traffic
2)Water on road from sprinklers that are conveniently watering the pavement during rush hour
3)One V-Rod going 45mph+ driving through the water while the idiot is pulling out of the gas station :banghead:

With this formula you should be able to create a large black line inscribed on the pavement from your rear tire. Just try not to fishtail its kinda scary.
I will try not to put this to the test.... could scare years outta my life
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TBAG809 said:
I haven`t been able to lock mine up either. Funny this conversation started because I was actually trying yesterday. The rear slows the bike but doesn`t lock. Now for the retard question. How easy is it to bleed the rear brake?

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I could have done it myself but was afraid to get fluid on my clearcoated wheels. Couldn't get a peice of hose to fit right so had a buddy do the lever while I did the bleeding with a rag. It only took a few times.
 
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