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Peter I have ridden the Dragon many times very fast, never had a hint of brake failure. You want to ride like that, you MUST service your ride. Change the brake fluid on a regular basis. (not every 4 years)
I rode the Dragon three times before this occasion without any problems. Fast too but not two up with 40-50 lb additional stuff

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I rode the Dragon once, realized right off that it was at best, a hyped up dangerous roadway open to the general public frequented all too often by dangerous riders wanting to play "Randy Racer" & too often in over their heads.
You must have been really scared. Please dont do it again. Scared people create the problem, just as a beginner skier doesnt belong on diamond slopes.
He IS the problem.
I rode many great rides in my career. Back of the Dragon is nearly on the top of the chart. Unless you get a slow poke in front of you to ruin it.

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Next time I go to the Dragon ill put the bike in the first gear all the way down so all of you can say WHATABOY
Sounds like a plan to me. lol.

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Next time I go to the Dragon ill put the bike in the first gear all the way down so all of you can say WHATABOY
Might be a good idea until you polish up on braking technique? BTW, it's "ATTABOY" (as in "it only takes one AWESHUCKS to erase a whole slew of ATTABOYs") in these parts
so it would never occur to me to say "WHATABOY".
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You must have been really scared.
Not scared a bit of a road, but saw / see no need to unnecessarily risk my co-rider on that road with those fools (the likes of which took pride in hanging their leftovers of mishaps in the tree) who treat it like a closed course.


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I don't see a need to ever ride that road, when Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma offers up so many roads just as good.

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I use both sets most of the time, but they linked. I think the back with one in the front

In those 4 years I put about20-30 K on the bike. Im no expert but I dont think the brake fluid should be changed very often. Heck I put 200K a on a car and never change it. (relax, its not your car, for the ones that are ready to jump on my head)
Come to think of it the fluid change was done by the dealer upon the brake recall.
However Its time for all fluids change, minus antifreeze.
I change that every 250K
Yes , your brakes are linked . On the 1800 the pedal operates all 3 calipers AND the hand lever operates all 3 calipers , BUT hydralik it is two seperate systems (there is 3 pistons in each caliper , some operated by the pedal and some by the hand lever ).
I see you mention the brake recall , but there is actually two recalls (first one not neccesary if the second one is done ). The problem that led to those recalls was overheating rear brakes .
The recomended interval for changing brake fluid ( and clutch fluid ) is two years , - even when the bike wasnt used in those two years .
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BTW, it's "ATTABOY" (as in "it only takes one AWESHUCKS to erase a whole slew of ATTABOYs") in these parts
so it would never occur to me to say "WHATABOY".


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I went back and looked at the beginning of Trip to Far away. All liquids were changed in 2016. (I left the maintenance log book in NJ)

I understand the recommendation and Im sure a few change their fluids every two years or closer interval.

But really what does the average rider do. ?
Sooo when did YOU -the everyday motorcyclist, last change your brake fluids?
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But really what does the average rider do. ?
Sooo when did YOU -the everyday motorcyclist, last change your brake fluids?
I try to do it every year & I'm not hard on brakes. Most of the time just a short tap going into a corner if needed.
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Yesterday I took a look at the brake pads .
Last they were changed at the same time. The rear one is halfway thru while the front ones , which take 80% of the brunt is just a bit used.
As I said above I use the brakes in conjunction with each other. And as Smeden says they're linked.
Maybe just maybe my overheating problem mentioned by Smeden, for which Honda had a recall wasn't totally fixed/ ( I took the bike in there for the second recall)
And Im very light light on all my vehicles, Dave. Slow accelerating and slow decelerating. I often used to argue with my wife about her having the foot on the gas pedal even thou it was a red light far ahead. I normally coast to it unless I have someone tailgating me.
I hate sudden accelerations too. I think it takes a tall on the vehicle.

Then again I went down Mt Evans and I think Sierra Mt ( severely slopped road) with no problems after the recall.
Im going to change the pads and fluid and take it from there

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