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I have 06 SV650 that I had a bare rear tire. I bought a whole new wheel/sprocket/rotor off of ebay cheap that was on an 07 sv650s. Everything installed great but my rear brake now barely catches. I bled the brakes and still no different. It still seems to open/close fine, it's almost like the new rotor is just thinner.
I don't have the service manual (shame on me, I know), but is there any other way to fix this other than to pull the rear wheel off again and switch it back to the original rotor?
 

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Make sure you lube the sliders on the caliper.

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I gave it several pumps when I was bleeding. I had a pretty knowledgeable friend look at it last night and he said to just bleed it again. Hopefully that will do the trick.
 

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Did you try scuffing up the disc with like some 400grit? Could be the other bike had different material for the rear pads.


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I did a very long and tedious brake bleed last night and the problem is solved. Because the brakes were barely catching, it took forever to get any pressure. I think I had a bubble in the line that was only started coming out when I could get some real pressure on the rear brake. Thanks for the help everybody.
 

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I've seen people mention that bleeding the rear brake on the sv650 is easy. I had the worst time bleeding mine even with this [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-MV8000-Automotive-Test-Bleeding/dp/B00265M9SS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1348577051&sr=8-2&keywords=mityvac[/ame]

I had to purchase it because I spent about 1 hour trying to bleed without it and no luck.
 

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The SV is the only brakes I have ever bled. When there was some existing pressure, I thought it was pretty easy and straight forward. When pressure was low, it took a lot of patience.
 

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buy a mityvac. I can bleed front and rear brakes and the hydraulic clutch on my ZRX in under 30 minutes by myself. It is quite possibly the greatest tool ever.
 
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