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Offline idahorider

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B1100 rear brake
« on: March 24, 2015, 02:39:43 PM »
So is there any way to adjust the rear brake on a Breva 1100?
If so, do you remove some of the plastic cover to get to it?
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Re: B1100 rear brake
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 04:16:23 PM »
what do you want to adjust? the position? The brake itself is attached to the kickplate, you have to take the whole thing off to get to it but I don't think there is much in the way of adjustment. The brake light sensor is a negative contact relay, if you adjust it the brake light will always be on unless you modify the lever itself.

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Re: B1100 rear brake
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 05:31:35 PM »
Not sure this is what your after, but the toe control is on a cam, and can be rotated to raise or lover the foot pin by a good inch or more.
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Re: B1100 rear brake
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 06:25:40 PM »
There isn't much play when the pedal is depressed and  not a lot of stopping power. I'm sure the brake cant be worn out as I don't use it as much as I should, especially during low-speed maneuvering. I may try pulling the pedal off and rotating it to gain more play when depressed.
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1983 R100RT

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Re: B1100 rear brake
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 06:25:40 PM »

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Re: B1100 rear brake
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 07:06:31 PM »
There isn't a lot of stopping power in the rear brake on any bike. Adjusting the lever isn't going to get you more power or mush more feel. And if you think the rear brakes on the Breva are bad, you should try riding an SV650... that rear brake doesn't work AT ALL until you stomp on it and then the rear wheel just locks up unpredictably. Riding my bike when I bought it was like finding jesus in the way of what good brakes really are. The Brembos on the Breva are positively amazing in comparison because you have the ability to modulate. I don't think rotating it will give you more stopping power or more modulation. From looking at my bike, I don't think what you're describing is possible, not without changing the mechanism that actuates the brake lights.

Try flushing your brakes before you start playing with the lever, I've found that to do wonders all by itself.


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