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I went on a 800 mile trip last weekend and noticed a burning brake smell a few times. This has been an on going issue even after it passed the recall. The rear rotor is wore, were as the front rotor looks almost new(27k). I took out the upper rear slide pin and cleaned it and put fresh grease on it, could not see another slide pin.When I active the front brake lever it does NOT engaged the rear brake, I thought these were linked?

I talked to the dealer and he said a little drag is normal, but should it be wereing the rotor? He won't be able to look at it until first of the month because of bike week down here.

I did notice the rear master cylinder was just over the full line. If I move the rear caliper around, doesn't move much, it stops dragging.

Any ideas on this?
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I read on another forum of a guy having the same situation after he took his in for the recall inspection and passed the inspection. His rear brakes locked up and when he took it back to the dealer they then said it was the issue as described in the brake recall and mother honda is fixing his now. He also had to have a new rear rotor and new pads and new caliper. I would for sure take it to the dealer and have them fix it under the recall.
 

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I would get it right back in to the dealer and have them check it again.
 

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Applying the brake lever activates the secondary master cylinder, which then applies the rear brake.
Put your bike on the center stand, spin the rear wheel and lift up on the "arm" ( by left front rotor) that activates the secondary master cylinder. The rear wheel should stop.
There should be minimal wear on the rear rotor at only 27K! Have the dealer measure rotor thickness!
Your symptoms sound exactly like one with a defective secondary master cylinder plunger, dealers can make mistakes! I would discuss the testing procedure w/ the service manager and make sure it is done correctly, during a recheck or try another dealer.
 

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If you go back to the same dealer, get a copy of the original inspection work order and get the tech's name that did the inspection. If the same tech does the second inspection, insist on a second tech or the service manager's opinion on the result if no service is recommended. Not flipping off the tech, but as mentioned mistakes happen, and you have the right to be protected.
 

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The next closest dealer is 2 hours away, they are more of a Wing specialist (now a Traxxion dealer) only problem is how to get home.
I will talk to the local dealer first and go from there.
 

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An update on the brake drag. I took the rear brakes apart, cleaned everything up and greased the slide pins. A lot of build up around the pistons, sprayed it good with brake cleaner. I have put about 400 miles on it since doing this and no more burning brake smell and also no more front brake lever binding.
I was at the dealership 2 hours away for work and he said bring by and they would take a look at it, they also have a Wing set up with the Traxxion that you can demo ride to see the difference so I plan to make a trip out the next few weeks.

FYI they have 2 2012 base for 20K, one black and one white
 
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