Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northern Rivers NSW AUSTRALIA
I'm having something very similar to that. No it wasn't that way when the bike was newer. In my case the rear brake lever is spongy unless I apply front brake first, then it seems to pump up the rear brake. My bike is three years old now and started this probably 4 to 6 months ago. Now I did flush out by brake fluid system about three months ago and seemed good right after that. But slowly it came back being soft again unless I apply the front brake first. I am very sure that there is no air in the brake lines. So I'm just living with it the way it is. I mean it breaks really good especially since I added the HH pads but the brake action just isn't what it used to be.
Thanks David glad to know I'm not going mad... As you said it still works well but i like to understand what it is. Mine is an 09 model as well and I had the brakes and clutch fluid changed a while back. My pads are still stock pads.
I just went out and tried my back brake and it does the same as yours, hold the front brake for a couple of seconds and the back brake pumps up hard. Must be the K/act system
I wonder if it has something to do with the amount of meat left on the pads.
Thats 2 so far and both 09's so odds on there ahould be a few more with the same issue
2009 Voyager, "Battle Star"
LED's around Headlight,
Chrome cup holders,
Marvellas passenger and rider highway pegs,
Kawasaki Gel seats,
Grey Sheepskin Seat covers,
Kawasaki Rear Speakers,
H.D. trunk rack,
Chrome passenger board covers,
Chrome Engine plate,
Fog Lights wired to High Beam on/off.
Speedo Healer, Backoff Brake Module
KAM's heat kit
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Last edited by Dozrtravlin; 07-17-2012 at 12:44 AM.
Reason: Took bike for a test ride to confirm issue was front and rear