2007 450 rear brake

9 replies to this topic

Posted November 06, 2008 - 05:09 PM


popped the tube fixed it put it back in and my rear brake isnt really working. its all lined up but i have to push really hadr to stop it. anyone know?

  • smithjeb

Posted November 06, 2008 - 05:21 PM


It will. Pump the pedal a few times - make sure pads are seated.

  • grayracer513

Posted November 06, 2008 - 09:01 PM


The pedal feel is normal, but the effort needed to stop is higher than normal? Sounds like you contaminated the pads or rotor with something. What did you use as a tire lube?


Posted November 08, 2008 - 11:17 AM


tire lube? i dont use anything

  • desert-rat660

Posted November 08, 2008 - 12:02 PM


maybe u twisted the brake hose

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Posted November 08, 2008 - 12:32 PM


how woould i do that? i left the brake in its place

  • desert-rat660

Posted November 09, 2008 - 09:25 AM


just a thought

  • Dp2boy

Posted November 11, 2008 - 04:24 PM


Gray, I'm assuming changing pads will fix the contaminated pad problem but what do you do if the rotor is contaminated ?

  • grayracer513

Posted November 11, 2008 - 04:36 PM


Clean it with carb cleaner, rough up the surface with some 280 grit, and clean it again with an automotive brake parts cleaner.

  • yamaha542

Posted November 11, 2008 - 10:59 PM


check the slave cylinder for grooves sometimes if you compress the slave cylinder it will catch a groove and stick, making it hard to stop, does it drag more too?

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