Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15

Thread: Front brake locking up, ZTL / Gafler / Nissan - PLEASE HELP!

  1. #11
    Senior Member BuellyBagger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Nebraska City, NE
    Posts
    3,248
    I'm going to tell you what I would do in this situation. I can say from experience dealing with inconpatent technicians at the auto dealer I work at and lazy and incompetent techs @the harley shop I had taken my bike to in the past. Id Go get the bike, tell them you'll pay the original (I hope no more than an hour maybe 1.5) labor for installing the rotor and nothing more. Take the bike home and carefully follow John's instructions. Take it as a lesson that if you're going to do modifications to your motorcycle you'd better be able to do it yourself or don't do it. Dealer techs are trained to do warranty work and recalls not do custom work. Not only that, they don't want to... it usually turns out to be a no paying PITA

  2. #12
    Senior Member Cooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Crawling up your skirt
    Posts
    5,645
    This is not a "Buell thing" it is a "motorcycle thing". There is nothing special about the Buell brake system they shouldn't know before they committed to working on it. If they didn't know, they should have turned you away at the door. They took your money and need to provide you the result they promised (a working brake system).

    To fix the bike, Lunatic has layed out the clear path of the right things to check. You (or they) can use the close up pics in the first post (below) for proper orientation of the hardware and square-ISH rotor spacers.

    https://www.buellxb.com/forum/showth...l-instructions

    The Nissan radial caliper shouldn't have the typical 'wrong aftermarket levers on a Buell makes the front brakes lock up' BUT make sure the aftermarket levers you have on that master cylinder aren't compressing the piston at rest. Make SURE there is a little clearance between the lever plunger and the master cylinder piston.

    To fix the situation:
    1) Know what you want. Personally I wouldn't pay a dime, but thats up to you.
    2) Take all your paperwork, have your facts straight, especially what you have already done for them and how much it cost you.
    3) SET AN APPOINTMENT and go in and speak to the person in charge. Be polite, and be FIRM about what you want.

    Know this: If they won't agree to the terms you want, they won't release the bike to you. That's fine, you can't ride it anyway. Set up a small claims dispute if it's worth your time.
    Don't think paying them, then disputing the charges is a good idea either. Your payment (and signing the work order) is your agreement to pay them, so don't do that if you don't agree.

    IMO, by them saying "its the master cylinder" then oops, "its the caliper" tells me they don't know anything. Whats next? 'its the brake line'? theres nothing else left to swap!

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    398
    My money is on the rotor fitment or improper installation of said rotor.

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,186
    Thank you, all. I am taking into complete consideration all you have posted.

    Interesting that the dealer re-installed the original stock rotor and now it is still locking up. Off hand it does seem like they may not installing the rotor correctly.

  5. #15
    Senior Member Cooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Crawling up your skirt
    Posts
    5,645
    http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/...psf2zfjftj.jpg

    That's important ^^^^



Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •