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Rear brake pedal is soft and needs pumped to enagage, does fluid need added or replaced. How do you check? The left handelbar reseviiour looks low.

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Left handle bar should be for your clutch. Check for leaks in the system. You most likely have a leak, out of adjustment brake, or air in the rear brake system. Try bleeding the rear brakes and see if this helps.

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