My annual technical review is coming up and I want my little Honda XR to pass!
I have found that my brakes are very spongy. "Lever-to-the-bar" spongy.
Yes the pads are on the way out and should be replaced soonish (<1000 miles) and yes the rubber hose is the original (have ordered bits to make up a braided line) and yes the fluid was old (bled it and renewed the fluid), but the lever still comes back to the bar.
The odd thing is that the bike stops hard long before it reaches that stage, so I would not need to pull it that far on the road, but in the technical checks on bikes they pull it to see and will fail you for it, even if the bike pulls rolling stoppies at half the lever pressure needed!!
So what is the solution? Magura radial master cylinder worth more than the bike?
Seriously, what else could I check to get a firmerlever for the tech check?
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