08 450F Front brake locking up


2 replies to this topic
  • socalracing

Posted December 17, 2009 - 10:17 AM

#1

I went for a ride yesterday and made it about 100 yards from camp and my front brake locked up. I went back to camp, checked the fluid levels and bleed the system. I rode about 4 laps and the front brake locked up again. I loosened the bleeder screw and depressed the front brake lever and it started working. I checked everything and cant find any problems. If anybody has some ideas I would really appreciate your input. I'm afraid to ride the bike because I know it will happen again. Thanks

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  • grayracer513

Posted December 17, 2009 - 10:21 AM

#2

Change a brake lever recently?

http://www.thumperta...853#post5844853

The '08+ requires a different lever than the older models.

  • mxmaddman

Posted December 17, 2009 - 03:14 PM

#3

also just make sure there's no debris in between the lever and the master cylinder. If it has been tipped over on that side lately it might have dirt lodged in it.





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