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Old 09-30-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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braking issue??

so i have a 2004 honda cbr 1000rr.. after changing out my brake lever i now have trouble with the front brake tightening up after only 10 min or so of riding.. the lever gets so tight i cant squeeze it and the only way to losen it up is to bleed the brake line. not sure how or why this started.. one guy looked at it and said something in the wheel might have a slight bend in it or that i would need to get a rebuild kit for the rotor.. but having trouble beliving him since the problem only started after i made that change to the lever.. any ideas would be helpfull.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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"rebuild kit for the rotor"?
maybe master cylinder rebuild is what he said/meant?
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:11 PM   #3
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ive seen cheap brake levers (ebay) that do NOT allow the master cylinder piston to fully release. this will cause the brake system to be under a small amount of pressure even when the lever is fully let out. it will cause the brakes to build excessive heat and increase the pressure ie, "front brake tightening up after only 10 min or so of riding.. the lever gets so tight i cant squeeze it and the only way to loosen it up is to bleed the brake line."
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:56 PM   #4
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thanks trav that makes way more sense then what the mechanic told me mainly because they were some cheap levers from ebay cause the local shop didnt have any in stock and was gunna take to long to get them.. hmm any thoughts or ideas on some decent levers??
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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It's the wrong leever / it's not properly sized.
I'm pretty sure I have one in stock, give me a call tomorrow.
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ok cool ill give you a call tomorrow then patrick.. do i ask for you or any one there can help?
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ok cool ill give you a call tomorrow then patrick.. do i ask for you or any one there can help?
Me, Brandon or Luke.
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