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Has anyone had the parking brake on a 2013 become stuck in the full on position and is there a way to disengage if so? Did this ever happen on previous models with lever on the panel?
 

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I've never had a problem on any of my older models.
 

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Seems I read somewhere that if you pull the brake lever up to the limit it is possible for it to get stuck. The reason being that there is no more up room left to pull up to release it. This was on older models that I read about this and not the 2013. I can't remember reading anything on how to release it. It was advised that when setting the brake only pull it up for a couple of clicks.

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I would say you nailed it. I don't care for the position of the parking brake on the 2013, How do owners feel about it?
 

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It did not take me very long to get use to the new position of the parking brake. Just use the left hand and not the right. No big deal.

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I would say you nailed it. I don't care for the position of the parking brake on the 2013, How do owners feel about it?
It is OK. I still have the habit of reaching for the parking brake under the dash. I do not see it being any different other than I am not used to the new position.
 

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Your parking brake may need to be adjusted. If it is adjusted correctly you should not be able to pull it all the way up to the last position. Of course that assumes it is sticking because you have pulled it all the way up to the last position.
 

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Had my parking brake hang on my 400 but it was more of a lube problem.
On my 400 & 650 when I set the parking brake I would apply the rear brake with the lever & then set the parking. With the 2013 650 you can't do that now. Is that causing any problems?
 

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Now it is completely frozen. Fortunately it was on the centerstand and after trying to free it via handle and afraid I would break handle loosened it at brake by taking off all pressure. I can ride without seeming drag but dashboard warning light stays on. The bodywork around the handle seems a bear to get off and the problem must be in the handle rachet.

Any thoughts to get it released so the light will go off when I ride before I take to a shop?
 

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Note that I had previously tried to set brake by just pulling part way to activate but it stuck then as well when trying to release. This never happened on my 400 w/ dashboard brake.
 

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This is definitely a warranty issue.
As long as the back wheel is free to rotate, and you could leave the cable disconnected at the business end, just ignore the warning light during your trip to the dealers.
 

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As NormanB states, this sounds very much like a warranty issue. That stated, another method is to work through the rear calliper and brake housing, either via the adjustment resetting procedure, or else complete removal of the rear calliper to access the brake pads/piston. Check to make sure that the rear of the brake pad little lug still in situ (never know might have sheared off although unlikely). I can attest that being in China, some of these imported scoots (friends 2006 Tmax, and my AN650K7) are sometimes difficult to source OEM parts for. The OEM rear brake pads for these two model scoots, are plentiful here but they must be for other models, and the ones here do not have the small lug that fits into the brake piston for setting the parking brake etc. These brake pads only cost equivalent of US$2 to buy, whereas the OEM pads are double what one would buy in the USA. As my friend found out, that not having that lug is imperative to operate the parking brake. When he applied the said brake having fit one of the cheap available set of rear pads, he couldn't get the park brake to release since there was no corresponding lug to force the piston apart. Ended up having to dismantle the rear brake calliper to get the hand brake released. I was/am careful to not do the same when I bought and fitted a local rear set of pads, for the same reason. Have since bought an OEM from oneidasuzuki along with other bits and pieces which another friend bought back from a trip back to the States.
Just my 2c worth...
 

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I have ridden it now 300 miles with the light on and taking pressure off the parking brake line worked but the lever is still frozen so problem must be in the rachet mechanism. Will have it at a dealer in a day or two. I expect others may well encounter the same problem, but hope not, from a lever that never should have been designed in the system.
 

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Dealership did a good job (Mid South Powersports, Clarksville, TN) but the parking brake latch assembly malfunctioned and froze in the locked position and had to be replaced.
 

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Nope. Haven't had any parking brake issues as of yet. Works as designed.
 

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If it's a 13 it should still be under warranty. This should be a quick job for a shop with a lift and should cost you nothing...

or/and:

Remove the instrument panel and then the lightbulb. The panel comes off easily and there are great DIY videos in U-Tube on how to do it. Check out LeDude's site if you haven't already...he's our resident fix it yourself Guru...

and buy a service manual, not an operators manual.
 

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This assembly was kaput already and they had to replace. If it had been on the sidestand instead of the centerstand it would have been hard to release pressure via the parking brake lower assembly. That required an allen wrench and a open end wrench. That allen key is not part of the tool kit and should absolutely be carried. Not sure if the correct wrench was in the tool kit as I used a friends which I think was 10mm but may have been 12. This is a 13 so the internals are not behind the dash.
 

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Stuck Parking brake on my former Silverwing kept me from even loading it on a flatbed truck. The rear wheel was lock and the Silverwing would not even move when I started it and applied some throttle.

What I finally did was take out my tool kit and released the cable from the parking brake. After I got home, I lubed the parking brake assembly.

Seems like that is what happened to your Burgman.
 

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westnash what did the dealer report in terms of their findings?
 
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