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post #1 of 27 Old 07-25-2008, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Very little rear brake??? after Vortex install

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After installing new Vortex rearsets today I have very little if no rear brake. I tried to adjusting the setting on the master cylinder but no help?? Thanks in advance for any help on this problem.

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Hi,

After installing new Vortex rearsets today I have very little if no rear brake. I tried to adjusting the setting on the master cylinder but no help?? Thanks in advance for any help on this problem.

Michael
Not sure, didn't have that happen to me at all on either bike. I'm a little disappointed that the rear brake lever doesn't go low enough for my liking. Good fit and finish as usual though.

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No problem like that here. Like 2fast the lever doesnt go down far enough for me but the brake function works the same as before. How long did you ride the bike before you installed the rearsets?

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Have 1200 miles on it. My brake lever goes so far down it about brakes my ankle. I either dont have it installed correctly or something. I have looked at some pics that people have posted on here and my install looks correct. I will go back over everything one more time.

P.S. Were you able to use the brake light switch?? I did not see any place to hook it up???
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mine didnt cause this problem... let me know if you need pics. Have you tried bleeding the brakes? I just cut the brake switch off with enough wire to put it back on at a later date... you dont really need it since 90% of your braking power comes from the front. Can you post pics of your install?
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There is an item you can purchase from vortex to use the stock brake light. Its about $20.

There id def somthing wrong. Did you unhook any brake lines during install? Almost sounds like you have air in the brake line. You could try bleeding.

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spdr8cro2,

Im at work right now, I work afternoons. I just unplugged the switch from under the seat as the instructions showed. If you could send me some pics that would be great. You can email them to mparent@ford.com Thanks..

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Litre Kid,

I did not remove or touch the brake lines. I already tried to bleed the brakes, no help. All I did was unbolt the master cyclinder and re-bolt it back on the new bracket. When I push down on the lever it travels about 3 inches before it stops.

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Yeah pics of your install would help alot when you get home. Maybe we can see somthing your not.

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