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Old Mar 15th 2019, 08:21 AM   #1
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899 Front Brake Feel - Soft/Mushy

Hey guys,

Anyone notice their front brakes on their 899/959 being soft/mushy. I have to pull the front brake lever all the way down just for brakes to bite. It can be a very scary feeling, especially when riding fast.

I saw a thread on the 899 Forum (https://www.899panigale.org/forum/89...rake-feel.html), and commented last.

I have both the 899 and a MV Agusta F3 800, both have Brembos and ABS, but the feel of the front brake on the MV is incredible. Strong brakes, every single time.

I'll be doing a brake flush and all the tips mentioned in the 899 Forum soon to see if that will solve the problem.

Let me know your thoughts on this issue.
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Old Mar 15th 2019, 10:29 AM   #2
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Start with a good solid bleed.
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Old Mar 15th 2019, 02:25 PM   #3
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A common issue with the brakes on the 899 / 959 is that air is trapped in the abs unit and this can be difficult to bleed unless you actually bleed the abs unit direct from the banjo bolts. I had a terrible front brake and no amount of bleeding will ever help if you have air trapped in the abs. After bleeding the air from the abs the brakes worked great. I am installing some bleed valves to the abs unit to make it less of a messy job for next time. And also the MV has higher spec brembo calipers and are awesome.
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Old Mar 16th 2019, 09:55 PM   #4
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Its air , always is . !st try bleeding from the master cylinder . If you dont get air from there it is going to be in the abs pump.
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Old Mar 17th 2019, 05:25 AM   #5
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HUGE BREMBO RECALL!! Make sure you're not in it.
My buddy lost his brakes on a track day because of it.
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Old Mar 17th 2019, 08:50 AM   #6
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I have abs delete kits if anyone is after one
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Old Mar 17th 2019, 09:22 AM   #7
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I have abs delete kits if anyone is after one
Price please?
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Old Mar 18th 2019, 10:33 AM   #8
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Price please?
For the blanking plugs, brake lines and bleed banjo it would be 150

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Old Mar 18th 2019, 10:42 AM   #9
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Nowt for the electronics though fella?
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Old Mar 18th 2019, 12:08 PM   #10
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Shit can the brake master, brake lines and the ABS unit for starters. Get a RCS brake master and go direct to the calipers with a T line all your problems be gone.
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