Join Date: May 2015
Location: Near Kalamazoo MI
Hey guys sorry but I have to bump this back up. After the initial lock and release, I changed the brake fluid and cleaned the master cylinder. The fluid was brown and there was some gunk in there. Got is all cleaned up, refilled, bled, and good to go. Rode is a few miles with no problems. Stopped at a sign, made a turn and then accelerated through the gears. Got into fifth and it stopped acccelerating even at full throttle at around 50 mph. I let off the throttle and the bike began slowing me down hard. I pulled off to the side of the road. I could not even pull the brake lever. It was locked all the way in the full release position. The only way I could get it to release was to turn the nut near the bleed valve and let some fluid drain out. Then it worked fine. I drove it back home and parked it without any problems. It seems maybe the caliper is not releasing all the way and then it heats up and expands the fluid and it wont release?
1995 Vulcan 750
Purchased 5/3/2015 w 10,600 miles
No mods I'm aware of