rear brake


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roottonic
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Location: kansas city mo.
Motorcycle: 1987 1200gl aspencade

rear brake

Postby roottonic » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:40 am



1987 aspencade , Took to Az. on trailer rode great.Put on trailer back to Kansas City Mo. When unloaded bike, it seems like rear brake is applied. Hard to roll, REar wheel squeaks under power. Front wheel rolls fine.Any ideas where to start looking for problem? Thanks in advance.



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Fatwing Chris
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Re: rear brake

Postby Fatwing Chris » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:07 am

You'll have to pull the lefthand saddle bag and check the rear caliper to see if it's seized.Just to be sure I would loosen the bleeder screw on the caliper to see if there is a pressure buildup(watch your eyes-safety glasses and paint on your bike)before you remove the caliper from the bike.If you have a clear plastic tube that will fit snug on the bleeder screw fit it on and run it into a container before you loosen the screw.This will save both of the above.If there is no pressure buildup then more than likely your caliper piston or the caliper mounting pins have seized to the point that the brake pads are dragging.If there is a buildup of pressure then you are into something a bit more complicated that we can get into later.My guess is a seized caliper at this point.Probably been dragging for a while and gradually getting worse.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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roottonic
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Location: kansas city mo.
Motorcycle: 1987 1200gl aspencade

Re: rear brake

Postby roottonic » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:25 am

thanks i will try that out this weekend!

roottonic
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Re: rear brake

Postby roottonic » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:30 am

it was a seized caliper, thanks for the help!




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