Rear Brake Overheating
Posted July 10, 2001 - 06:14 AM
Posted July 10, 2001 - 09:29 PM
Posted July 11, 2001 - 05:16 AM
Also, go ahead and remove the pads again--take solvent and a toothbroth around the piston/seal area. Could be some gunk in there stopping (and guaging) the piston.
Posted July 12, 2001 - 09:39 PM
Posted July 12, 2001 - 08:48 PM
If you replace your brake pin, get an updated stainless unit from one of the aftermarket places like Moose, Thumper Racing or whomever. It will out perform and last longer than a stocker.
I always use a quick-dry graphite spray on my '99 brake pin. I'd use grease, but I'm paranoid of it getting on my brake pads somehow, especially when I'm relying on them as a life support device in an extreme downhill situation. My pins are still the original stockers and have not developed any grooves to date using the graphite spray.
Remember, Yamaha has no concept of what grease or lube of any kind is. I've seen F&R axles and steering stem bearings cold weld themselves to whatever part happens to be nearby.
Hope this helps...
Posted July 13, 2001 - 05:11 AM
Posted July 13, 2001 - 06:41 AM
As for a cure???
Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.