Question about 2002 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC
I would check the master cylinder mounting to see if something is loose that might allow the brake pedal to move without activating the piston. If everything looks and feels tight I would remove the rear wheel and inspect the brake pads and caliper closely. If nothing seems amiss yet I would rebuild the brake caliper, the kit is very simple. Make sure to clean everything well and inspect the brake pistons for burrs that may be interfering with normal operation.
Could your pads be a little tight on the rear wheel, causing your rear brake to heat up and boiling the brake fluid? If you can raise the rear wheel in the air and turn it there should be little resistance while in neutral. Some slight rubbing of the pads on the disc is normal but if the wheel comes to a stop quickly when given a gentle spin they may be rubbing too much and the caliper needs to be rebuilt.
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
Common problem in most of this model including mine and several others that I know of. Simply a design fault the factory has no answer for and a very scary one at that.
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
Suzuki intruders are built to last try just changing the brake fluid,the cheapest things should be tried before expensive rip downs
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
Sounds like air in the systems,bleed the air line ,if that does not do it the master cyclinder seals could be bad
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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