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TheNomad said:
The problem was solved by the dealer, excellent assistance.
The new oil line from H-D is different, check the 1,2 and 3 attached picture.
So is this something official the dealer would offer, or did your particular dealer make you a custom oil line?
 

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Not to get off topic to much but I noticed you said you used the rear brake only and when nothing happened you used the front brake. You should be using both. Also 70% of braking is provided by the front brake. Just concerned about your safety.
 

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Just do not consider that pics, I can't remove them.
A new one will replace that brake line. The one in the pics is not correct.
 

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The same thing happened to my brothers Night Rod Special. He actually found it when looking to see if there was any adjustability on the break lever for me before I purchased mine. His was touching so it ended up in the shop for about 8 days to be fixed. That said that was one of the first things I inspected before I even rolled my out of the dealership.
 

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Welcome, and thanks for the heads up on the breakline.
 

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great thread thanks for the heads up. It's informative threads like these that really make a site worth visiting and joining.:thumb:
 

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Ok, at the end, the brake line was replaced with a new one, but this time with more distance between exaust and brake line...let'hope ;) ... 1 cm more or less.
The assistance from the dealer was excellent.

I would have appreciated a letter form H-D :deal: ...anyway...
 

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Just checked my line and it is rather close but not fused or close enough to become fused from what I can see. I will be having mine in for the 1K run and will have them check it out.

When breaking always however use both breaks. As stated in earlier post most of your breaking comes from the front break. You must have come from dirt bikes like me where you just jack the rear break all the time. ;)
 

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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! ;)

STRAN
 

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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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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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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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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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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.

Brian
 
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