Rekluse brake building up pressure!


4 replies to this topic
  • davidwaters

Posted February 22, 2009 - 01:28 PM

#1

Finally got my left hand rear brake installed and bled, but now its building up crazy pressure as I ride. I can't ride more than 1/4 mile or so without locking it up. Any ideas?

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 22, 2009 - 03:18 PM

#2

Finally got my left hand rear brake installed and bled, but now its building up crazy pressure as I ride. I can't ride more than 1/4 mile or so without locking it up. Any ideas?


Sounds like the brake is dragging, and there is still air in the lines.

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  • davidwaters

Posted February 22, 2009 - 03:32 PM

#3

Wouldn't the lever or pedal pump up if there was air in the lines? That's how it is with cars. In less than 1/4 mile, the lever goes from feeling good and firm to feeling extremely firm. The brakes go from working fine to dragging like crazy. There's never a point where they pump up like there's air in the lines.

Thanks for your help on this post and my last one. I need to post a pic of my controls setup (LHRB and shorty clutch on left side with Baja Designs switch). I finally got something that works.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 22, 2009 - 05:04 PM

#4

It takes lotsand lots of pumps on the pedal to make it 'pump-up': the master cylinder is tiny.
Does the rear wheel spin freely on the stand?

  • davidwaters

Posted February 24, 2009 - 02:20 PM

#5

talk about embarrassing! its fixed and works great now. The whole problem was a lack of adjustment in the new brake lever. It was holding a tiny amount of pressure that was building up in the system (probably as I used the brake lever?). Anyway, it works fine now. Not incredibly powerful, but it will lock it up on pavement with a firm pull at low speed.




 
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