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    Suspension and brake lever feel questions for HP4

    Hey Guys i have recently bought a HP4 and i have a couple of questions before getting on track.

    1. I had the brake fluid changed due to being able to pull the lever back to the bar, this has not changed although they did get some air out of it. Is this normal as previous bikes i've had do not pull back to the ba? I know some others with a s1000rr and their brakes feel the same.

    2. What base settings do people use for track, i will be running slicks and have the DTC in slick mode if that helps with settings.

    Many thanks in advance,

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    Re: Suspension and brake lever feel questions for HP4

    Lever shouldn't go back to bar. There's still air in the system. May need the ABS purging.

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    Re: Suspension and brake lever feel questions for HP4

    I had a similar issue with my HP4, was never 100% satisfied with my front brakes, I had my brakes bled at last service and it sorted out the excess lever travel.

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    Re: Suspension and brake lever feel questions for HP4

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb View Post
    I had a similar issue with my HP4, was never 100% satisfied with my front brakes, I had my brakes bled at last service and it sorted out the excess lever travel.

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    Thanks for the input.
    The brakes had a fluid changed recently and have had the system bled several times after with still no change. does seem strange

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    Re: Suspension and brake lever feel questions for HP4

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    Lever shouldn't go back to bar. There's still air in the system. May need the ABS purging.

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    Is that a thing, i would though the brakes self bleed?

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    Re: Suspension and brake lever feel questions for HP4

    Get your suspension setup properly, i still believe the DDC leaves alot to be desired.

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    Re: Suspension and brake lever feel questions for HP4

    Quote Originally Posted by draz View Post
    Is that a thing, i would though the brakes self bleed?

    no,you need to bleed the system manually (or if ABS with the help of a GS911 system)

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    Re: Suspension and brake lever feel questions for HP4

    Quote Originally Posted by SSR Suspension View Post
    Get your suspension setup properly, i still believe the DDC leaves alot to be desired.

    whilst i get there are major benefits from "manual" suspension,be it standard or after market,in my experience,when set up correctly and with the addition of the front potentiometer the DDS on the beemer is very good,certainly good enough for the average trackday joe.

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    Re: Suspension and brake lever feel questions for HP4

    Quote Originally Posted by scooby View Post
    whilst i get there are major benefits from "manual" suspension,be it standard or after market,in my experience,when set up correctly and with the addition of the front potentiometer the DDS on the beemer is very good,certainly good enough for the average trackday joe.
    Have to agree here, raced on mine (3) and although I'm certainly not the quickest, it was on a par with the bitubo set up in my gen 1
    Speed doesnt kill, its how fast you stop.......

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    Re: Suspension and brake lever feel questions for HP4

    Quote Originally Posted by scooby View Post
    whilst i get there are major benefits from "manual" suspension,be it standard or after market,in my experience,when set up correctly and with the addition of the front potentiometer the DDS on the beemer is very good,certainly good enough for the average trackday joe.
    I'm looking forward to seeing how much difference it makes...........

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