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Old 09-23-2012, 03:12 PM
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Unhappy hard pulling front brake lever

my 2010 Flhrp with anti lock brakes has a very hard to pull front brake laver when i first start it up it gets easier to pull after a few minutes
Old 09-23-2012, 04:24 PM
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This was recently brought up with another members bike. Ended up being a valve stuck in the abs unit. Could still be an issue with the master cylinder or caliper though as well.

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Old 05-15-2013, 11:40 AM
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I realize this is an old thread, but I'm having just the opposite problem. I recently powder coated my levers and reinstalled them. Took a short ride to see if the new coating was thick enough to bind anywhere and it wasn't. No scratches within the housing at all from breaking use. Just the same, I dremmelled it down a bit near the pin. For some reason, my initial pull on the lever gives the normal amount of travel. The following pulls are very tight and short. The bike still breaks properly, but engages sooner like grabbing a handful of front break. I didn't do anything with the calibers, resouvoiur - just removed and reinstalled the lever. Have no idea what I did. Local Stealer just as mistified. Suggested I bring it in....heh.
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So...are you going to take it in? And what the heck does "dremmelled" mean? I've never seen that word before. I know...look it up.
Old 05-15-2013, 06:32 PM
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if i had to guess i think he used a "Dremel" tool to clean out the holes.
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Dremeled. Froggys right. I fat fingered my smart phone...

I'll take it in if I can't find any help here. Rode to work today and it stopped fine, just a little abrupt if Im not paying attention.
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