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do any of you have this problem on the rear brake of the 500.

What happens to me is that i have to depress the pedal down really hard and for quite a few inches before the brake actually kicks in.

I have adjusted my pedal to maximum length but even after this i find the braking is still not responsive enough........
 

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do any of you have this problem on the rear brake of the 500.

What happens to me is that i have to depress the pedal down really hard and for quite a few inches before the brake actually kicks in.

I have adjusted my pedal to maximum length but even after this i find the braking is still not responsive enough........
The rear brakes of the Street are a little wooden without a doubt. I would suggest get them checked to satisfy yourself. Secondly, I would recommend use both brakes in tandem for a superior braking effort.
 

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Talking to some of the guys at the local dealership last night about fabricating a different brake bracket so it's at more of an angle like the cruising bikes, instead of straight out from pegs. I have trouble pressing down enough on it.
 

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I was at harley dealer yesterday. So I had a chance to check the 2015 models and they seem to have much better front and rear brake. The brake pedal travel is less like any other bike and even the sponginess was not observed. Though the Harley rep said nothing is changed, Harley must have done something in the background.
I will be giving my bike for service tomorrow and have asked them to fix the issue on my bike.
 

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I was at harley dealer yesterday. So I had a chance to check the 2015 models and they seem to have much better front and rear brake. The brake pedal travel is less like any other bike and even the sponginess was not observed. Though the Harley rep said nothing is changed, Harley must have done something in the background.
I will be giving my bike for service tomorrow and have asked them to fix the issue on my bike.
Mine IS a 2015.
 

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All the 500s and 750s are 2015. My rear brake was way low, I completely disassembled everything, adjusted for highest pedal height without the adjuster coming all the way out, and all is well. Not the best, but good enough. I ALWAYS use combo braking.
 

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I also use combo, after riding my Savage for 3 years, I had to use combo with only a disc front and a drum rear. The rear drum on the Savage needs to be changed again. I'm satisfied with my Street 750's breaking capability. I had a chance or should I say a situation came up where I had to break hard with a wet tar mac pavement. The bike stopped quickly without skidding on the wet pavement.
 

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I had no braking issues with my Street 750 or the Street 500 I took for a test ride. As others have basically noted coordinated braking is really mandatory. The front brake predominately provides the stopping power and the rear brake predominately provides stability when stopping.
 

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Hi,
I have my bike for about a month and though I am not very happy with rear brakes but its more because I have to press paddle a lot before it takes effect. Will get the position and settings checked when I go for servicing. I've recently heard of the issue and so looked for a relevant thread.
I am in habit of using both brakes and recently been relying more on front brakes because of issue above.

But I am worried if it can cause a crash. If I am going at 120/140kmph I don't want to rely 100% on my front brakes.

Obviously the problem will occur when the bike is very hot which will require bike to be in a long ride. What I request here is that riders who claim "the issue" confirm that they use both brakes and not ride on rear brakes only.
Those who claim that they never faced a issue went thru the conditions that could have caused the issue.

I've not faced the issue yet but have only driven 1000 kms with maximum stretch of 60 Kms. So not claiming anything.
 
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