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hard front brake

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This spring i noticed my front brake seems hard to pull. last year when i got my bike it seemed like just barely touching the front brake would lock the front tire. anybody got any ideas as to why it pulls so hard now?

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Have you pulled the lever off and cleaned the pivots? Maybe dirt under the dust cap at the master cylinder.

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Do you mean that the lever is hard to pull in or that you have to pull the lever harder than you used to get the bike to stop?

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i have to pull the lever harder than i used to to stop the bike.. seems like i cant even lock up the front tire anymore

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I had this problem with my 426. I finally solved it by using a scotch brite pad on a rotary air tool. Took about 10 mins to remove the glazing off the disk. After a couple pulls on the lever at speed, the tire was ready to lock. I don't know how long till the disk glazes again but its a cheap fix for now. Somebody else mentioned the master cylinder on the 2000(?)'s sucked and was replaced in 01. Do a search.. I think its a recent topic.

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Somebody else mentioned the master cylinder on the 2000(?)'s sucked and was replaced in 01. Do a search.. I think its a recent topic.

i seen that and thats what reminded me to post about this actually... i'm pretty sure my pads arent shot but i did notice it has like a film on the disk so maybe i'll try cleaning that up and see what happens.

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