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Offline Vincegrader

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Brake binding
on: February 26, 2013, 12:00:00 AM
Hi just wonndered if anyone had experienced the rear brake sticking, not sure if its the main brake or the hand. Brake.
It seems to free up after riding then sticks when the bike is left for a while
Thanks

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Offline Allroadtoad

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Re: Brake binding
Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 12:25:28 AM
Yep, i have that too, but was the same with my beamers...
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Offline thetrecker

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Re: Brake binding
Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 10:59:28 AM
Yep, same here and has happened from new and its the same with my brothers CT. pushing it around the garage has it squeeling all the time. Mentioned at the first service but no change afterwards...
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Offline matchip

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Re: Brake binding
Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 01:26:10 PM
is it the cold weather? they are fine here in sunny tropical.   :001:

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Offline scotsy

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Re: Brake binding
Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 07:50:40 PM
An easy fix after bike being stood is to put your knee on each caliper in turn and push gently (it does need 'some' effort though :015:) this will push the caliper piston back into the caliper slightly and release the brake as well as dislodging the piston from its stuck position.

WARNING... please remember to pump the brake pistons back out to a working position before riding the bike again :305:

Ian

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Offline tonpentrewinger

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Re: Brake binding
Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 09:12:19 PM
I've experienced this, but it's not the first time. i've had this with other bikes i think it maybe linked to road salt because it only happens with bikes i've used in the winter.

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Offline Vincegrader

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Re: Brake binding
Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013, 10:05:14 AM
Thanks for your comments, I am going to try the knew technique. So out for a ride this morning.

 



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