97 Xplorer 300 rear brake question
Thanks to ThePepper for answering my questions. I'm going to start breaking these questions into separate threads.
While adjusting the rear chain, I had the rear end jacked up and tested the rear brake using the handbrake and verified that it works. However the foot brake has no effect. It goes to the floor but retracts. I have not gotten to this yet. Being a perfectionist, I want everything to be working on this ATV.
I guess the foot rest is going to have to come off before I can get a better look at it but looks like all the hardware is there and it's an adjustment issue. I'm assuming it's mechanical like the parking brake on a car with rear disc brakes?
Seems like I found "rear brake master cylinder" on Ebay so I first assumed there were two separate hydraulic systems on the rear brake caliper. The manual I downloaded covers all Polaris models so it's sort of hard to read in .PDF on a computer to know exactly what model which page is referring to.
In Section 9.30b: Dual Hydraulic brake caliper, Auxiliary brake adjustment (hydraulic). First of all am I on the correct page for my model? What does dual hydraulic mean? Two pistons? Two separate hydraulic systems (one for hand brake and one for foot brake)
I did a search on this forum and found where others were having to same issue. I assuming there is a rod with a jam nut on it and by adjusting it will adjust the free play? I think ThePepper said in another post he used a longer bolt because he was out of adjustment? Or if it has two separate systems, could the system for the handbrake be OK but not the foot brake?
Also exactly what's the purpose of the using the rear brake but not both brakes? In what situation would you want to use only the rear brakes but not both? Going down steep hills to prevent the front end from sliding or something?