New Harleys have about 1″ of play in the front brake lever. Old Harleys have about 2″ movement at the ball end of the lever. I’m NOT talking about air in the line, spongy brakes. One Harley Service Manager said that’s the way it is. A Harley salesman said it’s a quick fix for a mechanic, his own bike being testimony. I don’t want to pay the $100 or so. I can’t find a video addressing this. Please comment.
You can try bleeding your HD brake system, but you may have the same result. Typically you are at the mercy of your OEM master cylinder. There is no known trick. Don’t believe everything a salesman has to say.
Front Brake Caliper and Bleeding
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