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Has anyone noticed alot of drag on the front rotor's? Mine is bad, it
doesn't spin freely at all. It take's alot of effort to get it to spin once.
I took the front brake's off and the wheel spin's great. I cleaned the
inside of the brake's and tried again with no luck. I still felt like
something wasn't right so I removed the front brake lever and filed a
small amount off the lever where it touches the plunger on the master
cylinder. Still no luck.

Any idea's? Seem's like a waste of good HP to me.

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Shane, I went out in the garage and tilted mine over and spun it just for you.

It spins no problem. I can hear the pads ever so slightly, but the wheel rotates fine.

I assume you've ruled out a warped disk (smooth then rapid slowdown)?

Don't know your mileage, but sticking calipers comes to mind...



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Thank's Blitz. They're not warped. I'm thinkin' one or more of the
piston's are stickin' also. I guess I tear them apart and try to find the
problem. I've never opened a brake caliper before, any suggestion's or
tip's?

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Hey Tenn...my 01 silver had a sticky caliper at around 10,000 miles. I pulled them off, cleaned them and operated the piston by hand. Put it back together and it was fine. Never bothered again.
Good luck either way...

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If you have had the front wheel off , it might be misaligned, don't use pinch bolts to hold the axle when tightening, 17mm and 22mm. check out the shop man.

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Tenn i havent had motor cycle caliper's apart before but there just like there auto counter parts. One word of advice, I would be hesatent to pull the pistons out of the bores. Even with much larger pistons they are a real pain to get back in the bore and make sure the seal is in there right and that you dont snag or rip the seal. Wile reinstalling the pistons. Not that it cant be done but it dose take alot of patience to do it. And of corse the more pistons the more time it will take. Just moveing them by hand should free them up. Just check the piston when you have it pulled out a bit for rust, dirt ect ect. Also when pushing the piston in to the bore use a grease or some other type of lube, lightly on the piston sides.


A number of years ago we had a car that would just eat up right front pads. Damn thing drove me nuts for 3 races. Cause i couldent figure out why it kept glazeing the pads. Till i seperated the calper haves ( alcon 6 piston calps ) and found corrosion on the inside of the piston's.

Take you're time im sure you will fine the reason for the drag.



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How did it turn out Tenn? What did ya find?




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