Okay this is my first post here so go easy on me...
I've been running my '05 Juicy 5's since late 2005. I have bled the front 2x in that period of time. I've bled the rear brake at least 5 times. My rear brake seems to get stinkin' air in the line waaaay too much. It's like I bleed it and it's 100% perfect for about 1-2mos and then it feels squishy and there's very little lever travel before contact. I bleed it and it's fine again.
It's not like I'm doing crazy DH...it's Kansas. The pad contact seems to get closer when my bike sits in the sun. (warming stuff up?)
They don't leak any fluid...dry as a bone. I'm very happy with that.
Is it time for new brakes? Did the 2005'ish genre of Juicy 5's have a seal problem?
If I get new brakes, I'm probably going to wait till spring and be an idiot and throw down for some Code 5's. I know that I don't need them on the XLT, but for $160...why not throw myself over the bars?
Especially you MattP "I've been running my '05 Juicy 5's since late 2005." (from my OP)
I don't bleed them once a month. Like I said, since late 2005 I have bled the front 2x. I have bled the rear 5x.
I "put up with" the squishy rear and closer pad contact until I decide to re-bleed.
They weren't always this way and the front is still rockin'. I was just wondering if maybe the rear had a bad seal or some reason air would enter the system. I thought maybe I got lucky with the front in '05 or maybe I got the shaft with the back brake.
So...maybe I'll just get some Code5's next spring.