I just got a '94 VN750 from a friend. I haven't ridden it yet cause I have to fix it first, but I figured that should be a piece of cake with this website out here.
So I am killing time waiting for parts to come in and trying to work on what I can without parts.
The reason I am writing is because the front brake seems to drag a bit, not so much that it stops the bike completely, but enough that there is a scraping noise when the front wheel turns and a bit of resistance. The bike hasn't been ridden in a while and there is a pretty decent amount of rust on the rotors and pads.
Pads are 1/8 of an inch thick (sorry I had no metric tape measure, guess I had better invest in one since this a metric, lol).
I did the conversion (3.1750mm) and they seem to be in spec.
I bled the brakes and the left one had fluid in it the color of coke, the right had no fluid at all.
I completely purged the system, recharging the master cylinder as I went until the fluid came out clear on both sides.
I did order a set of speed bleeders because I am not completely confident in my brake bleeding ability.
So after the long winded explanation all that I have done has made basically no difference. MC resovior is full, the sqeeze in the handle seems normal not spongy, and yet the front brakes are still dragging.
What could be causing the front pads to drag on the rotor or is it a function of the rust and the bike sitting for a while?
I will have to have this issue fixed before I ride, for obvious reasons, I may be a risk taker but I am not stupid.