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    Wooden rear brake
    on: Aug 03, 2016, 11.28 pm
    Aug 03, 2016, 11.28 pm
    I switch between a few bikes and every time I get back on the trophy th rear brake causes me mild concern. Pedal is is hard suggesting no bleeding issues but light pressure has little bite and coming to halt on rear brake in traffic can seem uninspiring.if I press harder it does the job but not the finesse I prefer. Can't make my mind up if its got worse or just seems comparatively poor. Today was riding an r1 sports bike and these Have generally weak rear brakes but this had better feel than trophy. Is this a trophy linked brake issue how many of the 3 pitons does the pedal shift ? Trophy Front brake is powerful with great feel. Interested in your opinions on this.....
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    Re: Wooden rear brake
    Reply #1 on: Aug 04, 2016, 01.27 am
    Aug 04, 2016, 01.27 am
    The rear brake pedal activates the back brake plus 2 of the front pistons. It is no worse than the one on my RT was. Changing out the brake pads helped a little.
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    Re: Wooden rear brake
    Reply #2 on: Aug 04, 2016, 01.31 am
    Aug 04, 2016, 01.31 am
    I share your opinion on the rear brake, but after having a bike with an overly sensitive rear brake I like the Trophy's. The pedal operates the rear and one set of pads on the right front. The Trophy rear brake is just great for trail braking in the twisties.

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    Re: Wooden rear brake
    Reply #3 on: Aug 04, 2016, 06.01 am
    Aug 04, 2016, 06.01 am
    I agree the brakes on the TTSE don't have much feedback but they sure do control the thing well...
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    Re: Wooden rear brake
    Reply #4 on: Aug 04, 2016, 06.54 am
    Aug 04, 2016, 06.54 am
    When I changed the rear pads 3k back I put in ebc hh. Thought they were ok at the time but I am wondering if part worn they don't work so well with the triumph disc. Usually find ebc hh an improvement over stock.
    Other thought is that at 17k maybe it's time for a caliper service sinc rear brake gets a lot of road spray. Is it feasible to bleed the rear brake as a diy job or do you need a special ecu to operate linking /abs valves as on some bikes?
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    Re: Wooden rear brake
    Reply #5 on: Aug 04, 2016, 07.30 am
    Aug 04, 2016, 07.30 am
    One thought I have always had with linked brakes is that the rear might glaze the disc as you can never put a lot of,braking into it.  We used to have this problem in the guzzi  always people complained about wooden brakes and a quick clean of the disc brought them back. 

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    Re: Wooden rear brake
    Reply #6 on: Aug 04, 2016, 08.22 am
    Aug 04, 2016, 08.22 am
    Cheers John any recommended method for deglazing/ cleaning ?

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    Re: Wooden rear brake
    Reply #7 on: Aug 04, 2016, 02.37 pm
    Aug 04, 2016, 02.37 pm
    On the guzzi we took it up t high speed and hammered the brakes but that was because the linked brakes tended to glaze the front.  People use to come to us (I was spares rep on the committee and say about the brakes we used to take it for a ride hammer the brakes and give it back and the owners were astounded.  (Oh for the days of rider policies). 

    I would think some of that scrubber stuff (different colours are different coarseness grades can't remember whether green or brown) and some brake cleaner BUT has to be pads as well.

    I have also changed to EBC pads and try to stop using the rear only every so often and do find I have to push hard to get any appreciable braking.  It does seem to lack initial bite rather than eventual stopping power.  I always think "is anything happening" and then start to slow.  It is a big bike though and the front brake can get the rear very light so when needed lots of power.