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Old 07-15-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Front brake Issue

I took my bike out the garage yesterday, its been sitting for a month. The front brake took alot for me slow down, like if it was not even engaging. Does it need to be blead?
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:13 PM   #2
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I would start there after a visual inspection...it is only going to cost you a few min and some break fluid...
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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Thanks. Going to take it up to STX on Northwest freeway. Too hot for me to be messing with that.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:15 PM   #4
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start by zip tying the brake lever compressed for 30 minutes so
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Rust builds up on vehicles and doesnt allow good mating of the pads to the rotors when any vehicle sits for a while(or two days for bmws )

But you should still have pressure. Look at the condition of the fluid/level. Pump the brakes a bit and even drag them as you ride at a comfortable speed to clean them up.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:19 PM   #7
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Most bike stainless rotors don't rust.
Flush and bleed your brakes, that should take care of it.
If not, bring it by and we'll look at it, no charge.
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Thanks guy's. Got it fixed. Just needed the brakes to be bleeded.
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