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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Front brake locking up

I have a major issue...My front brakes wont disengage sometimes...generally when it is hot. It will lock up so bad that I cant even get the bike to move in 1st gear. If I let it sit a while it will be fine. I recently filled up the resvoir and everything looked clean. HELP..I dont want to get stranded or mess up something.

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I had that problem before. I removed and cleaned the calipers. That fixed it for me.

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I had that problem before. I removed and cleaned the calipers. That fixed it for me.
X2 to niterider`s suggestion. That was my first thought too, before I saw his post.

Check the pads too. Make sure one of them is not binding up somehow.

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Mine were sticking and grabbing. Changed the brown crap known as brake fluid and all is better now. Air will build up, add a little crap to the mix because it's old fluid and your brakes will bind up.

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Mine were sticking and grabbing. Changed the brown crap known as brake fluid and all is better now. Air will build up, add a little crap to the mix because it's old fluid and your brakes will bind up.

DT
Just checked the service/maintenance schedule, and the brake fluid should be drained and changed every 15k miles or every 24 months. Good catch dt, I never thought about the brake fluid.

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Clean fluid works wonders. I swapped the Dr. Pepper in my system to some good, fresh, DOT4 and the brakes are 100% better. But do take the calipers off, clean and lube those puppies up too.
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