Help please, rear brake seized.


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PeterMurphy123
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Help please, rear brake seized.

Postby PeterMurphy123 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:46 pm



Hi, I would appreciate your advice please. I have a 1977 GL1000 that has been off the road for more that ten years. Today I went to wake it from its rest. The front wheel will roll but the rear is seized solid. I take it that the brake is seized tight onto the disc. What is the best way to proceed to free it?



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Re: Help please, rear brake seized.

Postby D2D » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:22 pm

First, loosen the bleeder valve and allow it to remain open and try using a flat tip screw driver to move the pad off the disc by pushing in the piston. If this doesn't work, then I'd remove the bolt holding the caliper and "gently" tap the caliper with a small hammer to see if I could get it to rotate off the disc. If it's still stuck, use some PB Blaster on the pad where it meets the disc and let it soak in for awhile then try tapping the caliper again. If none of that works, put the bike on the center stand, unbolt your shocks so you can lift the rear wheel and remove the rear axle, then try tapping on the caliper arm to get it to move off the disc.

There's a how to "remove your rear wheel" located here with pictures --> viewtopic.php?f=11&t=73

PeterMurphy123
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Re: Help please, rear brake seized.

Postby PeterMurphy123 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:40 am

Thanks D2D for your suggestions, I now have some direction.


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