hard front brake


7 replies to this topic
  • saucebox

Posted April 12, 2005 - 08:34 AM

#1

This spring i noticed my front brake seems hard to pull. last year when i got my bike it seemed like just barely touching the front brake would lock the front tire. anybody got any ideas as to why it pulls so hard now?

  • Fastest1

Posted April 12, 2005 - 10:23 AM

#2

Have you pulled the lever off and cleaned the pivots? Maybe dirt under the dust cap at the master cylinder.

  • saucebox

Posted April 12, 2005 - 05:58 PM

#3

dont think its dirt.. any other suggestions?

  • John407

Posted April 12, 2005 - 06:07 PM

#4

Do you mean that the lever is hard to pull in or that you have to pull the lever harder than you used to get the bike to stop?

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  • saucebox

Posted April 12, 2005 - 06:14 PM

#5

i have to pull the lever harder than i used to to stop the bike.. seems like i cant even lock up the front tire anymore

  • GixRider

Posted April 12, 2005 - 07:05 PM

#6

I had this problem with my 426. I finally solved it by using a scotch brite pad on a rotary air tool. Took about 10 mins to remove the glazing off the disk. After a couple pulls on the lever at speed, the tire was ready to lock. I don't know how long till the disk glazes again but its a cheap fix for now. Somebody else mentioned the master cylinder on the 2000(?)'s sucked and was replaced in 01. Do a search.. I think its a recent topic.

  • 02YZ426

Posted April 12, 2005 - 07:18 PM

#7

Have you looked at your front brake pads? Maybe its time for a new set.

  • saucebox

Posted April 12, 2005 - 07:49 PM

#8

Somebody else mentioned the master cylinder on the 2000(?)'s sucked and was replaced in 01. Do a search.. I think its a recent topic.

i seen that and thats what reminded me to post about this actually... i'm pretty sure my pads arent shot but i did notice it has like a film on the disk so maybe i'll try cleaning that up and see what happens.





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