Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Western Arkansas
Hi, Dave0403. Thanks for the reply. I live in Fort Smith, a couple of hours north of Amity. I should have mentioned we had the brake recall done a year or so after we got the bike (2014-2015). Problem started on a road trip through south Louisiana two weeks a ago, after riding through a flooded section of roadway. As I drove out of the water, I noticed a scraping, scratching sound, which went away, but then came and went from time to time afterward. A couple of days later (in Texas) I noticed my gas mileage was not up to par (around 25 mpg, instead of the usual 40+), and noticed the scraping sound again. Got down on the ground to take a look and saw grooves and galling of the rear rotor, and the rotor was hot to the touch. I tapped on the brake caliper with a wrench, in hope of loosening the pads (seemed to help - the dragging sounds stopped) then limped on home using only front brakes.
In hindsight, I should have sought a Honda shop somewhere in Louisiana, but we had a schedule to keep, and for some reason I believed the problem was minor, until it got worse in Texas.
Thanks agin for the info.