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How hard should it be... SOLVED

Postby nikon70 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:10 pm

How hard should it be to push/wheel forwards/backwards the R1200RT?

I don’t remember the 2013 version being this heavy! It also feels as though it’s triple the weighty...

Shouldn’t it be quite easy to roll? What could be a factor in why it’s such a struggle?

A. Breaks binding?
B. Bearings worn?
C. Spindle greasing?

The rear wheel doesn’t continue to spin when revolved by hand, you have to use two hands to turn it... wasn’t sure if that’s just the shaft drive (it’s in neutral)...

I feel such a n00b :(

I appreciate it’s 260kg’ish but still such an effort !



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Re: How hard should it be...

Postby milleplod » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:55 pm



The rear wheel doesn’t continue to spin when revolved by hand, you have to use two hands to turn it... wasn’t sure if that’s just the shaft drive (it’s in neutral)...

I feel such a n00b :(

I appreciate it’s 260kg’ish but still such an effort !



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Therein lies your answer! I'd say the rear brake is binding - caliper off, slide pins examined and cleaned up, bit of brake grease on pins....job done! :smile: Mind you, the rear wheel still doesn't do a lot of spinning by hand anyway, but you certainly shouldn't need both hands!

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Re: How hard should it be...

Postby King Herald » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:16 pm

My back brake drags, despite being fully cleansed and in top working order. Someone here has told me this is normal in the past. Maybe the rubber seals are stiff, or some such thing.

The disc is not red hot when I have been for a ride, (and used only front brakes) so it is not dragging dragging.
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Re: How hard should it be...

Postby Rugbycoach » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:34 pm

Tyre pressures? could be rear brake binding, sticking caliper or wrapped disc?
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Re: How hard should it be...

Postby nikon70 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:24 pm

Just passed the MOT so nothing seriously wrong...

Tyre pressure as handbook.

I will strip the rear brakes and give them a clean and brake grease the pins etc.

Disc is straight too so that’s not it.

Must just be brake pins / pads / grime...

Will report back once done!


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Postby Mike D » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:18 pm

Before you strip the caliper and clean pins etc (which is a good idea anyway) you could just remove the caliper complete and see how much easier it to turn the wheel. You will then have a baseline 'feel' of what effect the other components like the shaft drive and crown wheel have on the free movement.

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Re: How hard should it be...

Postby kent_instructor10 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:37 pm

Did you sort the front brake lever that you mentioned originally.? Presumably no front brake binding noticed when mot’d?
I’ve not noticed any of the rt’s to be difficult to push, hope you find the problem.

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Re: How hard should it be...

Postby nikon70 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:42 pm

Good idea to just remove the calliper! Will do that first, like you said I will have a baseline then.

And yes sorted the front brakes, replaced master cylinder and bled brakes.




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Re: How hard should it be...

Postby nikon70 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:56 pm

By way of an update, rear caliper removed, spun wheel and have a baseline for smoothness...

Cleaned pistons, brake cleaner etc, pins greased and now rolls easier.

Pin was pretty corroded and stuck, so think that was the cause, pads not releasing fully and were gripping the rear disc.

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