Disk Brake Question


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TedChristopher
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Disk Brake Question

Postby TedChristopher » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:11 pm



Hi Guys,
When I replaced the front disk brakes on my 1986 Gold Wing Interstate with your help only one was worn down and I can't get any fluid to squirt from the right caliper during bleeding. I've probably been riding with one front brake out of commission for a while but just wonder if this means my master cylinder needs work. Are these bike brakes split like my car brakes, so you don't lose both of them at the same time? What could be causing the right caliper not to move when I press the brake handle?



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Re: Disk Brake Question

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:54 pm

Split system.Front right and rear tied together.front left tied to hand brake only.

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Re: Disk Brake Question

Postby TedChristopher » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:47 pm

My rear brake has been acting "soft." Sounds like I need to check to make sure I don't have air in the lines to the right front caliper. Is there any rear brake adjustment like you'd find in a cycle equipped with drum brakes?

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Re: Disk Brake Question

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:35 pm

No, disc brakes automatically "self-adjust." Bleed the front right first, then the rear. You might want to make sure you pump a fair bit of fluid when doing the front to make sure you get any air, as it has a ways to go to make it up to the front caliper.




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