Rear Wheel Siezed


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wedoo2
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Rear Wheel Siezed

Postby wedoo2 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:42 am



83 Interstate

A couple of weeks ago my rear wheel pretty much locked up. I was able to loosen the rear brake line and the wheel spun around fine and I got back home with only my front brake. Since then I rebuilt the rear master cylinder with help from the great How-To article here, got the system bled and had great brakes. On my test run the rear wheel locked up again and I had to release the brake pressure to get it back home.

Do you agree that I need to rebuild the rear calipers, or is there something else I can look at. Takes forever to get parts. I did re-lube the pivot bolt just for the fun of it since the bags were off.



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Re: Rear Wheel Siezed

Postby MJSantos » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:15 pm

When you did your master cylinder did you check the small hole. It's not that big in diameter. If it was clear then you might have to rebuild or clean out the rear caliper. Another thing that will throw you is the brake line and the splitter for the linked braking system. I found that the banjo bolt on the rear caliper was full of crud and restricted the line just enough to give the same problem.

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Re: Rear Wheel Siezed

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:04 pm

If you are able to loosen the brake line and the rear wheel releases, then it's not the caliper that's the problem, it's the master cylinder. Go have another look at it, and double check that tiny pinhole. Virtually guaranteed it's the cause of your problem.

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Re: Rear Wheel Siezed

Postby wedoo2 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:19 am

The second time I removed the MC, I did remove the plastic fitting that comes from the feed line. I did find the inside of that was pretty cruddy. I sprayed the area with brake cleaner and was able to blow through that small hole that you mention. Both fluid and air came through fine. I took off the rear caliper and found a couple of things: one, it was cruddy too; two, one of the pads are about to the metal and one of the pistons was pretty much stuck. I am going to rebuild the rear caliper and put in new pads.

I noticed on the great how-to that when the author changed things back there, he replaced the brake line with a braided steel one. Where, and how much to get those. Also, I may as well replace the front brake line while I am at it since I seem to have to work on the bike this spring instead of riding it and I'm going to rebuild the front MC.

This is great, thanks for the help.

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Re: Rear Wheel Siezed

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:24 pm

Yes, I put a set of front and rear stainless lines on - the best upgrade I have made to my bike, bar none.

I sourced mine from VencoWings - I know they can be had cheaper elsewhere, but I liked the reputation of Venco, and had heard only good things about their quality.




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