03 wr450

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  • cubby

Posted April 15, 2009 - 07:48 AM


I have a 03 wr450 and it has a gytr front brake lever on it. My ? is if I am pushing the bike and pull the lever the tire will lock up but if I'm on the bike and riding and go to stop no matter how hard I pull the lever the front tire will not lock up, is there any way of adjusting it to get more pressure. Thanks:thumbsup:

  • wartsnuff

Posted April 15, 2009 - 08:46 AM


is the handle contacting the bar?

if the answer is no.. i would change the front pads... glazed prehaps and not biting into the rotor.

otherwise if the lever is hitting the bar. then i would say bleed the brakes. see if there is air in the line.

cheers and good luck!


  • cubby

Posted April 15, 2009 - 09:46 AM


Thanks I will check to see if they are glazed

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted April 15, 2009 - 12:55 PM


Do you get low resistance on the lever? If you pump the lever does the resistance increase? If so, you need to bleed the system.

  • SamHard

Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:48 PM


you pushing the bike and you on a bike that is moving at a considerable rate have a huge difference in inertia. While most breaks WILL lock up if squeezed hard enough, perhaps you have a blessing as a locked front tire is an uncontrollable front tire........just a thought

  • cubby

Posted April 16, 2009 - 09:38 AM


Samhard, I hear you on that one but my friends 05 wr450 will lock up with him on it and I was just wondering why mine won't. No big deal it still works.


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