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Old 07-12-2013, 04:00 PM
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Front brakes?

While riding the bike this morning, it started getting sluggish and slowing down, then the front brakes locked up and wouldnt release. I ended up bleeding all the pressure out of them just to get them to release, and now after replacing the brake fluid i lost, and bleeding the brakes, i still have no front break pressure. Any ideas? It was riding just fine this morning. Only thing different i have done lately was added a new shorty brake lever, but i dont see that causing the problem.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:24 PM
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It sounds like you have a caliper seal issue. They started not retracting, then overheating which expanded the water/air in the fluid (which was crap already) and lockd them up.

What happens when you squeeze the lever? Fluid has to go somewhere unless the master is not working or lots of air still in the line.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:55 PM
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well, found out it was the master cylinder, ordered a new rebuild kit for it.
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