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  1. Cant figure out brake pressure issue

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all I have an XS1100 ive been building and a while back I took of the front wheel to swap the 40 y/o tire and when I threw it back on I suddenly had little to no pressure at the lever even though I changed nothing in the brake line or MC. I rebuilt the MC, replaced the MC with a better brand...
  2. 1967 Yamaha YCS1 180cc Build

    New Member Introductions
    New to this forum but I've been working on my resto for a couple months now and have recently hit a wall. It's a 1967 Yamaha YCS1, last registered in Montana in 1974 according to the stickers on the plate, and probably hasn't ran much since then. A few things I've done so far: New battery...
  3. No pressure when pressing brake lever

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hi, I had to remove the brake hose from the caliper for a couple of seconds to re-route the hose, and after I connected it, I have to pressure in the brake lever. Any help what it could be? I tried to pump the brake lever several times but its in vain. thanks in advance
  4. Back wheel brake disconnected

    Motorcycle Repair
    So I recently purchased a 1981 Yamaha Special II 400 that needs a bit of work. I started by stripping her down changing the oil etc. I noticed that the back wheel brake was disconnected so i removed it from the wheel before realizing i had to put it back on. Part A will not fully go into...
  5. Blowing the main fuse by using brakes

    Motorcycle Repair
    So I'm doing a Cafe build on my 82' csr305, and when I went to turn it on a few days ago nothing came on. No headlight, no taillight, nothing. It had a brand new battery in it as well. So I did some hunting around and found the main fuse was blown. So I replaced the fuse (with the same exact...
  6. '08 VStar Custom front brake is noisy/grabby

    Yamaha
    I bought this bike recently (4200 miles) and it is in great working condition except one small annoyance. Sometimes at slower speeds, when I apply the front brake it will make sort of a grinding sound and act a little grabby. I have taken off the caliper and inspected for debris, cracked pads...
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