Tc Max front brake pulsing
Anyone experiencing front brake pulsing on their Tc max? The pulsing can’t be felt through the brake lever itself but the whole bike pulses to a stop. Mainly noticeable a slow speeds to a stop. Been told it’s normal for a Tc max but I have my doubts.
No, pulsing brakes are not normal on any motorbike.
Probably a warped front disc. Maybe the back disc.
Can you get either wheel off the ground and spin it? See if you can see the edge of the brake disc wobbling. I haven't looked, but I should think replacements would be cheap.
My front brake is very slightly pulsing because I've been trying to get better feel out of the brakes by braking hard to bed the pads in. It didn't work. So I've just put the new EBC pads on, but haven't done many miles due to UK lockdown. If that doesn't improve things I will change the front disc too.
Hi LHK, I have always had exactly the same problem on my TC Max (about a year old). I took it back to the dealer who said it was caused by the motor fighting against the bike as you slow down due to it being directly connected. I'd be interested to hear if your new rotor fixes the problem because at first I was sure it was a warped disc.
To be honest, the TC Max rust problems are so severe that my front brake started binding badly after 6 months. I'm waiting for a replacement caliper under warranty. I've never known a bike rust as badly as the TC Max - the frame, the brakes, the wheels, the weld joints. It's pretty bad quality.
Hi @tcmaximillian, Il let you know how I get on. It’s definitely a bit disconcerting in a quick stop, and even more so when wet.
Can’t see how the dealer thinks it’s because of the direct motor coupling. If so then every electric vehicle would have that problem. I can feel it more and more through the lever now so for sure has the be something warped/not straight. Hoping the wheel lugs where the disc attaches are straight, il hopefully check that when the disc is swapped.
I own a harley too so feel your pain with rust issues. I coat weld joints and everything Rust worthy with XCP rust blocker. I plan on using year round so hopefully it will keep off as much rusting as possible. Could be worth investing in some.