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Yet another MOT related question

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Alba, Jul 15, 2020.

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  1. Alba

    Alba Active Member

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    Recently I became aware that the front brake was not fully releasing, brake light remained on, and requires me to push the brake lever forward a milometer to fully release.

    Bike on centre stand front wheel raised, wheel spins. Apply brake release, wheel will not spin. Push the brake lever forward wheel spins. Feedback I have had is I need to refurbish the master cylinder.

    Would this be an MOT failure? i.e. the need to push the lever forward to deactivate the brake light, working out my deadlines :)

    Cheers
     
  2. outrunner

    outrunner Well-Known Member

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    In a word........yes.

    Andy.
     
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  3. Alba

    Alba Active Member

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    Cheers Andy, a job I need to get on worth ....
     
  4. Mervin

    Mervin Active Member Forum Supporter

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    is there a spring behind the lever anywhere, have you tried lubricating the lever ?
    try working the lever a few times , rebuilding a master cylinder is not cheap generally , because I have always found the use of genuine parts is essential , pattern seals often leak or you have a pig of a job bleeding them again
     
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  5. Alba

    Alba Active Member

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    I've tried lubricating the lever without luck, I am hoping there is an obvious reason for the lever not fully extending without a rebuild.
     

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