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    My rear brake seems to be almost non existent. I’ve put new pads in, changed the fluid and bled fully, cleaned the pistons and ensured all working ok but I still have to boot the pedal hard to get any effect at all. Any suggestions or is it just the weight of the bike?

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    Make sure everything is lined up correctly at the master cylinder if not the push rod can bind and give a crap pedal.

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    Use a non-permanent marker and mark rear disc, then while riding, hammer the rear brake. If the mark is still visible, you know there isn't much pressure of the brake pad on the disc. Consider this a start to your diagnosis
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    Lift the rear of the bike off the ground and apply the rear brake as you turn the rear wheel. A slight amount of pressure on the pedal should lock the rear wheel.

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    Question on your brake caliper. Do you have the bracket that relocates it under the swing arm? If so then it is impossible to bleed if the caliper is mounted on the bike since the bleeders point down.

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