Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
'09 Rear Brake Over-Heating/Improvements
I have a friend, riding a '09 KLR650.
Twice, while in the STEEP, HIGH Mountain Passes of Colorado he has over-heated his REAR Brake til the point of 'Mush', Nothing, No Rear Brake.
I have put my hands on his FRONT Caliper/Rotor and suggested that he USE MORE Front Brake! But he likes to rear brake 'slide' the corners.
He suggested, just last night, that it 'Seems' to happen at Altitudes of 10,000 foot and above, seldom if ever below that altitude. Makes some sense to me to be altitude related, but!
Does anybody Know of a REAR BRAKE MOD for 2008 and UP, that might be beneficial to a Quick riding, Rear Braker?
He has thought about J-B Welding or actual WELDING of 'fins' to his Rear Brake Caliper!
Thoughts? Actual HELP Appreciated?
Just a test edit.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
Last edited by pdwestman; 02-19-2015 at 03:06 PM.
Reason: just a test