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Old 27th November 2008, 16:51   #1
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HI guys ,
I need urgent help.
My pulsar 180's rear brakes are not working properly.
The brake pad's are about 10kms old but it is not
wearied out two much, the brake is tightened to
quarter of the thread and lever play is ok .
The brake is adequate for slow speeds upto 40kph.
Even if i hit hard with all power the wheels wont lock up
and the vehicle takes time to slow down.
It takes considerable effort to apply rear brakes
Front discs are ok .the problem is during rains
when efficienty of disc reduces and it is
very difficult to stop the bike .
The bike has been given to two bajaj
authorized service centers ,after which the brakes
was working for 1 day but again failed.

any body had similar problem ?
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Change the drum and the pads.
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What is the condition of your tires?
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Old 27th November 2008, 17:33   #4
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@Spitfire : pads are changed .it is not worn out. the drums are part of alloys . i need to change the entire alloy which i think costs 3500 bucks

@bblost : tires are in good shape.
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HI guys ,
I need urgent help.
My pulsar 180's rear brakes are not working properly.
The brake pad's are about 10kms old but it is not
wearied out two much, the brake is tightened to
quarter of the thread and lever play is ok .
The brake is adequate for slow speeds upto 40kph.
Even if i hit hard with all power the wheels wont lock up
and the vehicle takes time to slow down.
It takes considerable effort to apply rear brakes
Front discs are ok .the problem is during rains
when efficienty of disc reduces and it is
very difficult to stop the bike .
The bike has been given to two bajaj
authorized service centers ,after which the brakes
was working for 1 day but again failed.

any body had similar problem ?
Is the rear brake pads are only 10kms old or 10k i'm not clear. If it is only 10kms old means usually new brake pads takes some time to start working (say get used to it) so no need to panic. Try to apply more rear brake! hope it helps
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@Spitfire : pads are changed .it is not worn out. the drums are part of alloys . i need to change the entire alloy which i think costs 3500 bucks
Oh..Did you have a look at the drum? How does it look? Also next time you change the pads just sandpaper them a bit before you install them.
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@lancer&shogun : its a typo . its 10k kms . the service center also told that the brake pads are in good shape .

@Spitfire : Drums are a part of the alloy hub unlike the wire wheel model.
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Old 27th November 2008, 18:30   #8
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@Spitfire : Drums are a part of the alloy hub unlike the wire wheel model.
Yeah got that. How does the drum look? A visit to the lathe would help, ask him to recondition(that's the word they understand) the drum, be sure you know the lathe guy.

Disclaimer: I have never tried this on a Pulsar alloy wheel, but have on a Yamaha RX100 drum. Braking improved but i started having sleepless nights so chaged to a new drum.
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i dont think so fiddling with the alloys will help.
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