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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Brake pedal froze

08 road glide 53k miles.
Usually happens after it sits for three days .
Bike will roll and move but rear brakes cannot be activated !
Has anyone else had this problem I'm hearing that the ABS issue.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 06:43 PM
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The pedal won't move?? Sounds like rust in the pedal pivot, or a corroded master cylinder bore.

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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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All is free and clean....
There is an internal issues HD knows about this between the years of 08 and 11
Just questioning if other had issue and their fix.

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ive never heard of this before and my 09 sits for several months due to new England weather. what did the dealer say the problem is?

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Are you sure you have ABS? ABS was a option in 08 and most buyers didn't get ABS on their bikes in 08. I never heard of this problem so you may need to take the bike to the dealer for a fix.


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It's a known issue caused by lack of proper maintenance.

The Dot4 fluid needs to be flushed out every two years (or every year if you ride a lot in the rain). And to properly flush out the ABS valve body you need to interface with the ecm and run a valve body flush cycle. Either a Digiscan or a laptop with an interface is required.

During normal use the valve body is basically in bypass. So normal brake bleeding does not flush out the fluid in the body. This fluid draws moisture and corrodes the valves till they get too stiff to function properly.
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2010 RGC went to the dealer for brake fluid flush,tech said abs module was bad cause of stiff front brake lever. Was having problems with rear pedal like yours. I'd put a crowbar between frame and pedal to get it to release. Yeah I know not good. $615.00 later my abs never worked this good. Was told it could lead to no brakes if not repaired. I ride hard and fast. But worried about people who ride with me so I had it fixed.
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It's a known issue caused by lack of proper maintenance.

The Dot4 fluid needs to be flushed out every two years (or every year if you ride a lot in the rain). And to properly flush out the ABS valve body you need to interface with the ecm and run a valve body flush cycle. Either a Digiscan or a laptop with an interface is required.

During normal use the valve body is basically in bypass. So normal brake bleeding does not flush out the fluid in the body. This fluid draws moisture and corrodes the valves till they get too stiff to function properly.
Correct!
Parts $325.00
Labor $175.00
I was asking others if they had experienced this and with the repair was .
Common between 08-11 model.
Bike does have abs.... Just a heads up for everybody else out there.
Get your fluid flushed.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 09:26 PM
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my wife's 2012 had this problem. under esp she ended up with a new rear master cylinder and a new abs module. my bill? $50 (whew)
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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I'll keep ya'all posted on the final diagnostics and the cost .
first bike I owned with ABS and I purchased it used , was not aware of the 2 year flush.

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