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Offline Smitty

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Re: Rear brake
« Reply #75 on: February 19, 2017, 06:09:03 pm »
Freddy, I may have misheard him, I have been known to only half listen to people...my male genetics :)
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Re: Rear brake
« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2017, 10:20:13 pm »
Got my bike back from the shop this afternoon w/the new to me ABS pump I got off eBay for $150.  As of now everything seems to be working normal.  Finally, my brakes are working as they are supposed to :great: :beerchug:
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Re: Rear brake
« Reply #77 on: March 17, 2017, 02:35:35 pm »
I sent my old defective ABS pump to MOB for dissection.  We shall see what he comes up with >:D
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Re: Rear brake
« Reply #78 on: March 21, 2017, 11:39:14 pm »
Smitty, you said a coupla pages back that you reported the brake failure to NHTSA (as per page 232 of the Owner's Manual).  Please report back when you get a reply from them.

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Re: Rear brake
« Reply #79 on: March 22, 2017, 03:50:42 pm »
Smitty, you said a coupla pages back that you reported the brake failure to NHTSA (as per page 232 of the Owner's Manual).  Please report back when you get a reply from them.

Thanks.




Freddy,
I just looked an I reported the issue almost a year ago.  I have not received any response.  If they are like the rest of our government organizations, I will be dead before they respond :??:
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Re: Rear brake
« Reply #80 on: March 22, 2017, 10:01:13 pm »
Blame Donny's friend Vlad.   :D
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Re: Rear brake
« Reply #81 on: December 05, 2017, 02:41:40 am »
My 08 been down for a while and have been watching the banter.  Rear brake locked.  Any new news.
Learned to listen to the skilled ones for a time.  Don't have 1300$ just laying around.
Thanks for any info.
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Re: Rear brake
« Reply #82 on: December 05, 2017, 01:52:09 pm »
My 08 been down for a while and have been watching the banter.  Rear brake locked.  Any new news.
Learned to listen to the skilled ones for a time.  Don't have 1300$ just laying around.
Thanks for any info.

Try opening the bleeder valve see if that will let you spin the rear wheel or I kept on stomping on the brake pedal and it finally released.
Then ride using front brake only, that's how I got mine to the dealer.

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Re: Rear brake
« Reply #83 on: December 05, 2017, 03:32:26 pm »
I had to find a new ABS unit on ebay.  Found one for $150 bucks and had it installed by a local non-dealer shop (Kawasaki shop in my area wouldn't touch it, said it was outside their skillset).  Cost me $150 to install.  You can also delete the ABS function to the rear and make it a regular brake.  I had the shop do that for me until I got the new ABS unit.
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Re: Rear brake
« Reply #84 on: December 05, 2017, 10:29:44 pm »
No doubt you've read this thread from the start, OS.  Here's some more reading for you.  There are others about it in the links too.

http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/abs-failure-due-to-fluid/150/

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