Zapino Brake Fluid Seeped out - No Front Brake now.
This is FYI:
I am waiting for response from ZAP as to what they find wrong with my front brake Caliper. The fluid seeped out past the piston seals over a period of a month or two when I was unable to ride. By the time I was able to drive to the shop I did not have a front brake. One of the seals did not look right. ZAP requested I send the caliper to them for examination. So if you see any seepage of brake fluid take a close look at the caliper.
Robert - Did you find out what is wrong with the front brake?
I haven't heard back from ZAP as to what they found on my original caliper.
Since it was in warranty, they sent a complete from brake asm. Due to weather
and other time issues, I have not had time to complete the repair.
I know the fluid leaked past the piston seals in the caliper. I have worked
on disk brakess for years and have not seen this before.
I'd like to know if anyone here has the name of the actual Chinese bike builder
I've had too many problems with my front brake to be content.
The dealer from whom I purchased my Zapino was great! Now that I need parts for my Zapino I get referred to ZAP and they seem to be incompetent. I'm on my third brake job in less than one year. I had to buy a brake line and they sent me a entire brake assembly. I feel that if I dealt directly with the Chinese that there would be fewer communication problems.
Only Zap could sit on a gold mine and run it into the ground.
Maybe the brake line on yours is worn out and leaked the fluid out from the rubber hose?
I just had my rear tire changed (by a local bike mechanic) and now my rear brake it acting funny. I wondered if anyone has suggestions. When I first drove the Scooter, right after the tire change, the rear brake didn't work at all. After driving a few more (flat) yards, it started to work again. Now it works but seems a little bit weak. Does this sound familiar? Any suggestions?
This is such a great little scooter but I agree with what someone said earlier -- Zap is sitting on a gold mine and running it into the ground. With decent support, these could be such great bikes.
Anyway, thanks for the help.