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Hi.

I just noticed the front brake lever freeplay is pretty high. I usually do two-fingers braking and I recently see that I end up crushing my other three fingers against the handlebar at hard braking.

There are no info about it neither in the user manual nor the repair manual. Has anyone performed this adjustment?

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Your saying you need forward adjustment so it doesnt come in so far? If you have factory levers then I dont think there is any unless you try bleeding the brakes. I fitted adjustables on mine so I just click it but once it gets too soft I have to re-bleed, this front brake Master Cylinder is crap!!
 

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I have the same issue Bender - more so when wearing gloves.
Went for the adjustable lever but then jammed the cylinder twice in two days and had to wait on the side of the road for about 30 min to let it cool.
So, I do not know what can be done!
 

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Update: I went to the SC today to have the brakes bleeded and the problem is still there!!!!!!

I left the bike there hoping it won't take as long as it took the last time to get the problem solved.

I'm loosing the trust in this bike. :confused::confused:
 

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I questioned the dealer today about the front brake, and he felt mine, which is spongy as F**k and said the only way you'll cure that is a better master cylinder. The stock MC is awful.
 

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I don't have this problem (yet!) but there is a trick which sometimes works if the brakes won't bleed without leaving free play. Try putting a rubber band fairly tightly around the brake lever overnight. No one seems sure why this works but it often produces a firmer lever.
 

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I don't have this problem (yet!) but there is a trick which sometimes works if the brakes won't bleed without leaving free play. Try putting a rubber band fairly tightly around the brake lever overnight. No one seems sure why this works but it often produces a firmer lever.
It's working well now but I'll try that one if that ever happens again.
 

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Has anyone tried putting a higher quality (Galfer) steel braided brake line on one ? I know according to "The Specs" it does have a braided line. But there are some of higher quality than others.
 
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