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Old 20-Feb-2005, 11:31 PM
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Brake problems???

Seeing as how there are now a couple of people with brake problems on this board, I thought I'd start a new thread.

Has anyone had a problem on their 999/749 with the master cylinder and/or other brake related parts? I'd be interested to hear how widespread the issue is.

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Old 20-Feb-2005, 11:59 PM
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I get a slight stickiness on the front brake of my 2003 999S. This always frees off after a couple hundred yards, but I will be monitoring even closer now after your experience, Twinfan!
I spoke to my dealer at the last service - a bit of copper grease on the brake pad pins was apparently the answer, but I have not done enough miles yet to confirm that this is the answer in my case.
If there's more to tell in the future, I'll be sure to mention it.
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Old 21-Feb-2005, 12:23 AM
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Well, just as I posted on the last thread really.... brakes decided to stick on while i was riding, bus driver told me i'd best check my brakes as they were glowing.... this shortly after the front end compressed and i almost came to a grinding halt... fortunately i didn't come off or i wouldn't have been impressed.
But i'm hoping it's just a matter of needing some copper grease on the brake pad pins like Loz, i should get round to looking at it this week i hope (no, i must... need it for work again the week after)
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Old 21-Feb-2005, 12:26 AM
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Guys, if you've suffered symptoms remotely similar to what the two blokes who've been down the road have suffered, get the bikes to your dealers and cite this thread!!!
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Old 21-Feb-2005, 12:33 AM
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my cousin has a 749 he on manovers in Norway and wiill be itching to ride his when he gets back this week.
So I have sent him email to warn him.


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Old 21-Feb-2005, 12:49 AM
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well i've just read the post that TP-996 is on about.... Oh dear...
http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/xm...6381#pid145842
My bike is also a MY2004 bike from Ducati Manchester at the end of May.... and i've experienced the exact same symptoms, except i was lucky enough not to be thrown off...
Guess i'd better ring them on tuesday since I think they're shut on Monday's.... bummer

[Edited on 20-2-2005 by spartacus]
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Old 21-Feb-2005, 01:09 AM
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I canít believe this, doesnít sound right to me
I donít think Iíve heard of brakes sticking to this level only requiring a little grease on the pins.
Donít ride it and get some professional advice (that might not be from the dealer if thatís what they told you)

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Old 21-Feb-2005, 11:27 AM
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The problem seems to be master cylinder related - greasing pins won't help. They would free off easily is they stuck too. My brakes locked so hard the bike just stopped dead in it's tracks.

spartacus - DM are closed today but will be open tomorrow. I get the feeling Darren is going to get a few calls...
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Old 21-Feb-2005, 11:39 AM
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It really wants clarifying exactly what parts are the same on what bikes.

Are all the models of the 749-999 for the whole range?

Do they all use the same master cylinder?

What about calipers, are they the same apart from the radial ones on the Rs?
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Old 21-Feb-2005, 11:45 AM
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Good point by andyb as it is now becomming a bit worrying I am sure for all 749/999 owners.
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