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    Effectiveness of rear brakes
    on: May 03, 2022, 04:40:20 pm
    May 03, 2022, 04:40:20 pm
    Hi there,

    My 2016 Crossrunner's rear brakes respond very poorly, to say the least. Using just alone, or in combination with the front brakes, their effect is barely noticeable. Brake pads are new; the poor performance of the rear brakes is just the same.
    I wonder if others experience the same, or if this has to do something with my particular bike?

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Cheers,

    Jürgen

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    Re: Effectiveness of rear brakes
    Reply #1 on: May 03, 2022, 10:00:10 pm
    May 03, 2022, 10:00:10 pm
    Hi jurgen, without actually trying your bike it is difficult to gauge how poor they are. What I will say is that my own ones are also not the strongest rear brake I've ever had. They do stop the bike ( eventually  ) if stood on. Might be best for your own peace of mind to get them properly looked at.
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    Re: Effectiveness of rear brakes
    Reply #2 on: May 03, 2022, 11:32:51 pm
    May 03, 2022, 11:32:51 pm
    Hi Goggins,

    thanks for the feedback. Your description matches quite my own experience.

    I already had them checked recently when the pads were changed; the mechanic didn't find any anomaly. I also ride a CB 500 from 1994 and a V-Strom 650 from 2004; both without ABS, and the rear brakes are significantly more effective.

    I guess it's a Crossrunner thing; actually what I personally consider a minus; apart from that I'm in love with the bike.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Effectiveness of rear brakes
    Reply #3 on: May 04, 2022, 09:22:52 am
    May 04, 2022, 09:22:52 am
    It certainly hasn't got the best rearbrake I ever had. Lacks feeling and braking power, but I got used to it and can't really be bothered to much.

    My first bike, a '83 Yamaha XS400 Seca, had an excellent rear brake. Drumbrakes for the win!  :046:
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    Re: Effectiveness of rear brakes
    Reply #4 on: May 04, 2022, 02:56:02 pm
    May 04, 2022, 02:56:02 pm
    Hi Voodoo, thanks for sharing, also to you.

    It's fairly clear to me that this is an intrinsic characteristics of the Crossrunner one has to simply accept.

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    Re: Effectiveness of rear brakes
    Reply #5 on: May 05, 2022, 07:16:37 am
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    The Dresser's rear brake is on par with the one on my Ducati Hypermotard, both are as much use as a pair of tits on a Nun.

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    Re: Effectiveness of rear brakes
    Reply #6 on: May 05, 2022, 12:06:52 pm
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    *Originally Posted by CBM [+]
    The Dresser's rear brake is on par with the one on my Ducati Hypermotard, both are as much use as a pair of tits on a Nun.

     :001: :001: :001: That's also a way to name it.

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    Re: Effectiveness of rear brakes
    Reply #7 on: May 06, 2022, 11:45:00 pm
    May 06, 2022, 11:45:00 pm
    Hi Jeibee. Crossies are ABS but some have had issiues as you describe with various fixes such as.
    EBC HH pads. Stock pads are HH.
    Brake dust in pistons.
    Chain lube contaminating rotor.
    Or ABS issues as described page 101 owners manual.
    Cheers. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Effectiveness of rear brakes
    Reply #8 on: May 08, 2022, 07:39:56 am
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    A lot o f modern Japanese bikes have useless rear brakes, my previous B King was not good and the Gsxs1000 probably worse.

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    Re: Effectiveness of rear brakes
    Reply #9 on: June 17, 2022, 03:40:02 pm
    June 17, 2022, 03:40:02 pm
    I've only just come across this post but i have to agree. The X-Runners rear brake is very disappointing. Previously had a VFR800 v-tec which had linked brakes. They were awesome. real confidence inspiring. I've always wondered why Honda didn't choose to fit the linked brake system to the X-Runner. Because of the ABS maybe?
    Any thoughts?
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