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    Re: 2009 ST1300 Sticky Rear Brake

    I guess I should be quiet too, as I still have a set of steel double scuba tanks with a back pack harness like he used in Sea Hunt
    At least I gave away my double hose regulator and horse collar flotation device.

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    Re: 2009 ST1300 Sticky Rear Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by Igofar View Post
    I still have a set of steel double scuba tanks with a back pack harness
    Now, now Larry. Bleeding the brakes doesn't need to be quite as involved as that.

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    Re: 2009 ST1300 Sticky Rear Brake

    If you notice the fish, you'll see I just finished bleeding it
    Hope your doing well John.

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    Re: 2009 ST1300 Sticky Rear Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by ST Gui View Post
    The first one had more bubbles in than an episode of Sea Hunt.
    Had to google that one,wasn't even born when that sitcom was on.
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    Re: 2009 ST1300 Sticky Rear Brake

    "Out of the blue of the Western sky..."
    Don't tell me what I know. Tell me what I don't know.

    Ride safe, ride often.

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    Re: 2009 ST1300 Sticky Rear Brake

    My 2007 did it twice, what I found is that the valve piston on the front left side that has a rubber boot seal on top of it in the up position, my 2000 Honda Blackbird has the same linked brake system but the piston valve is turned upside down with rubber boot facing downward, this keeps water from seeping into it it has never had an issue with over 50k miles on it.
    The ST valve lets water seep through the boot and rust and corrode the piston take it apart an clean and reassemble I pull boot back about once every 3 to 4 months and spray with WD40 or a little thin oil this keeps it from corrosion have not had that issue since.

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    Re: 2009 ST1300 Sticky Rear Brake

    Pulling the rubber boot back risks damage from tearing it, and damaging the base of it where it seals in the housing.
    The FSM instructs you to put some silicone grease on the surface where the plunger pushes against the piston (only during assembly of a new part).
    Applying any Oil or solvent (WD40) risks contamination of the brake fluid when it seeps past the seal. I would strongly suggest that you stop doing that.
    Last edited by Igofar; 07-19-2017 at 09:39 PM.

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