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PostSubject: brake loss for a about 10-15 feet    Thu May 09, 2013 11:27 pm

On rocky mt loop yesterday I was slinging mud up the hill at one of the ledge/rock spots. I had forgot that I didn't air down and was gunning it turnig the wheel try to get a bite somewhere. When I realized it was futile, I let up and hit the brakes....but the brakes didn't hit back Shocked
So I'm 5k#'s rolling back down the hill!

They kicked back in and we went right back at it, after airing down. All was good the rest of the ride, and since.

I was in 4low w/ atrac and rdl on.

wtf over
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PostSubject: Re: brake loss for a about 10-15 feet    Fri May 10, 2013 12:07 am

Did you just slide down the hill with the wheels locked up?
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PostSubject: Re: brake loss for a about 10-15 feet    Fri May 10, 2013 7:30 am

There's a defect in the FJC's computer's somewhere that allows this. I've had it happen a few times on the street as well. There's a certain combination of traction loss and braking that will cause the brakes to virtually stop working. Let off the brakes completely and reapply quickly and it's usually fine. I think it's an issue with the ABS system and one wheel losing traction in certain scenarios based on my experience.
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PostSubject: Re: brake loss for a about 10-15 feet    Fri May 10, 2013 7:42 am

Yeah I think it is usually the other way around too. Like you will hit a bump and try and apply brakes and the FJ thinks you are in a panic stop and locks them all up. I have not heard of them not working before.
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PostSubject: Re: brake loss for a about 10-15 feet    Fri May 10, 2013 8:56 am

Isn't technology wonderful! I've had the same as Adam describes happen as well.
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PostSubject: Re: brake loss for a about 10-15 feet    Fri May 10, 2013 9:49 am

yeah, it was no brakes, foot to the floor!

I was going to see how I would fair without airing down...well when the owl snot slickness came at me on the hill I went to run and gun and forgot that I hadn't aired down.

So there was a lot of skinny pedal after trying the finesse :-)
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PostSubject: Re: brake loss for a about 10-15 feet    Fri May 10, 2013 2:29 pm

Who were you there with...not alone I hope...Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: brake loss for a about 10-15 feet    Fri May 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Me, alone! Hells nah, I had my two year old boy with me. 8-/
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