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UGH! Brake Fluid Blues

 
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phaedrus
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:35 pm    Post subject: UGH! Brake Fluid Blues Reply with quote

In the middle of my last ride on the Stella my front brake handle depressed completely with zero braking. No resistance at all Sad

I got her home and checked the brake fluid level to find that there was zero fluid in the reservoir. Last night I got some DOT4 and topped it off, depressed front brake handle and then saw the fluid pool up under the front tire. At that point was I too frustrated and inexperienced to diagnose further, but obviously I have a leak somewhere.

It's a real bummer because my club's scooter rally kicks off tomorrow Sad

I'll take any advice that you'd be willing to share...
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phaedrus
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also.. If you're in the area this weekend I will buy you beers at

http://www.scootaque.com/
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jimmbomb
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81 Vespa P200... past bikes. 08 stella 09 stella w/p200 motor and 2010 4t stella

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummer about your front brake. My 08 developed a leak at the 'crimp' fitting the banjo bolt as it goes into the caliper.
No repairing that sucker. Only repllacement.
Just wait till you research the price of a new hose.
Scooter Rally in St Louis too this weekend.
Missouri Loves Company Rally 4.

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viney266
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fixed? Hole in the line?
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81 Vespa P200... past bikes. 08 stella 09 stella w/p200 motor and 2010 4t stella

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:39 am    Post subject: Re: UGH! Brake Fluid Blues Reply with quote

phaedrus wrote:
In the middle of my last ride on the Stella my front brake handle depressed completely with zero braking. No resistance at all Sad

I got her home and checked the brake fluid level to find that there was zero fluid in the reservoir. Last night I got some DOT4 and topped it off, depressed front brake handle and then saw the fluid pool up under the front tire. At that point was I too frustrated and inexperienced to diagnose further, but obviously I have a leak somewhere.

It's a real bummer because my club's scooter rally kicks off tomorrow Sad

I'll take any advice that you'd be willing to share...

Update? Dont leave us hanging

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