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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Locked front break after tying back

So I did some work on the bike today and to keep it from coming off the center stand, I tied the front break closed. Now it seems to be stuck. Its not enough to stop the bike but the pads are right on the rotors. Anyone know whats happening? Much obliged for your Time.
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if you take off the brake res cap you will see two holes in the bottom where the fluid flows thru the larger one supplies fluid to the brakes and the smaller one is to lube the plunger and spring if the small one gets clogged then your brakes can get stuck closed

i would not ride the bike that way cause they could completely lock and cause you to crash

get a small pic of some sort to unclog the hole and then flush the brakes out you should be fine after that

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The pads will always touch the rotor. Get someone to push down on the back of the bike while it is on it's center stand. The tire should spin freely. If not open the bleed outlet on the caliber for just a split second to release to pressure. Repeat plying the brakes to see if it sticks again. Definitely check as NEW RIDER said. Also a rubber line coming apart inside can hole pressure to the caliber.

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Thanks for the tips guys. I'll put the advice to work and let you know.
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