2022 T120 Rear Brakes

TMead

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I just thought I'd throw this out there to see...my first triumph and bought it new so just figured the brakes would break in better after a little while but after 1000 miles it is definitely broken in. I find the back brake very soft I guess would be the word. The front is great but is this normal for the back? My old sportster had great rear brakes but I realize, a totally different bike. Is it just how it is or should I get it looked at? I had it dealer serviced at 600 so I think they would have checked the brakes and fluid and all.
 

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If your dealer isn't too far, take it back and have them give it a quick check. They should know best as they service and sell lots. Yours may need to be flushed and bled. Could have some air in the system. Can't see the pads being worn out yet, but you should be able to look in the back of the caliper and see how much pad is there.
 

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Good advice, have the dealer check this one. Later when you’ve had it running well and something goes wrong doing it yourself might be more appropriate. Just tell the dealer the brakes in the rear brakes don’t feel right and are softer than in your experience is normal. See what they say and let them have a look. There’s an off chance it’s normal, but I doubt it.
 

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My T120 takes more pressure on both brakes than either of my Moto Guzzis. The brakes are strong just takes more pressure on the pedal and at the grip.
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Same problem, T100. Soft rear brake pedal. Made a pressure bleed adapter for the master cylinder and used the “Dealer Tool” to open the anti skid system valves. Pressure bled the system and the pedal is now very firm. As kk mentioned above it takes firm pressure on the pedal to actuate the rear brake but that makes it easy to modulate the rear brake in a hard stop.
Craig
 

TMead

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Same problem, T100. Soft rear brake pedal. Made a pressure bleed adapter for the master cylinder and used the “Dealer Tool” to open the anti skid system valves. Pressure bled the system and the pedal is now very firm. As kk mentioned above it takes firm pressure on the pedal to actuate the rear brake but that makes it easy to modulate the rear brake in a hard stop.
Craig
So, after bleeding the rear brake is more responsive? What I feel is yes, takes very firm pressure on the back brake but without using the front, there's no stopping just slows it down. The shop manager where I bought the bike just said that's how triumphs are designed with just a single calliper on the rear and he's noticed that too when riding the Triumphs. They sell lots of other Euro bikes. He said my ole Harley is the opposite since there is so much weight at the back the rear brakes are primary. I'm going to see if they will take a better look at it.
 

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On my T100 the rear brake (alone, no front brake) can be actuated enough to get antiskid actuation but it takes a really firm pedal actuation. When hard braking using both front and rear brakes, it takes much less rear brake pressure to actuate antiskid.
 
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