Front brake staying tight
Posted August 05, 2011 - 06:21 PM
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Posted August 06, 2011 - 12:30 PM
Now if it only does it using the brake you most likely have a valving issue in the MC.
I guess there is one more thing, has this bike spent much time in the water? it is possible to have corrosion on the piston and it just doesn't release like it should at the caliper.
Edited by thumpharder, August 06, 2011 - 10:40 PM.
Posted August 06, 2011 - 12:37 PM
Pretty easy to take the whole front brake off the bike and on teh bench.... flush it out real well, inspect the fittings/hoses for any leaks, then top it off and bleed it with fresh brake fluid then reinstall it on the bike.
A few years ago mine locked up when I was coming down the mountain (from about 12k ft). Really becomes obvious when the brake fluid heats up (like coming downhill from 12k ft), air expands and water boils a lot more than brake fluid does, so the brakes bind up. Did what I said above, reinstalled, and haven't had a problem since.
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