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    So my 1980 SG has been sitting in a storage unit as I have had neuropathy issues in my legs and feet. I took the bike out a month ago and rode it to my Moms house. I went for a ride today and the brake lever is very hard to squeeze. I have stainless lines on it and use speed bleeders on the calipers, brakes work fine but the lever is hard to squeeze-why? what would cause this?
    1980 XS1100 SG
    Inline fuel filters
    New wires in old coils-outer spark plugs
    160 mph speedometer mod
    Kerker Exhaust
    xschop K & N air filter setup
    Dynojet Recalibration kit
    1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100
    1997 Jeep Cherokee 4.5"lift installed

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    Lever not catching on the right hand switch is it?

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    • #3
      Do you have modern motorcycle experience? My XS11 and my XS650SK both have to same wooden feel. It isn’t linear motion. Just add pressure to stop. It works. If you don’t like it, you can fix it with a smaller bore master cylinder. Too small and you run out of travel without stopping.
      I’m just guessing that is what is happening, not knowing your experience with a vintage Yamaha.
      Marty (in Mississippi)
      XS1100SG
      XS650SK

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      • #4
        jetmechmarty-I have owned my Yamaha XS 1100 SG since 1985/ early 1996. I have ridden lots of bikes GPZ 900,Ninjas,GSXR 1100,GS 1150 E and also have a 99 Kawasaki ZRX 1100 which can stop using 3 fingers if I wanted to. Thinking maybe the pads are glazed.
        1980 XS1100 SG
        Inline fuel filters
        New wires in old coils-outer spark plugs
        160 mph speedometer mod
        Kerker Exhaust
        xschop K & N air filter setup
        Dynojet Recalibration kit
        1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100
        1997 Jeep Cherokee 4.5"lift installed

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