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Old 06-19-2007, 08:02 PM   #1
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Need help, brakes are stuck?

It all started when i left from my friends work, I was rolling on a downhill as i was going to enter the road and the bike slowed down as if someone held me back. I was'nt touching my brakes and i was in neutral. I drove to the next stop.

I look at my front brakes and the pads are on the disk, is that normal?

When i accelarate, it feels like the front is braking a little. It still brakes fine but the bar is very tight when i squeeze the front brakes.

Is it possible for the brakes to lock on me?


Also, when i rev high from first and shift to 2nd, the clutch slips back to neutral.

I'm wondering if its my clutch that needs replacing or my brakes?
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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Sounds like second gear is bad. That aint good. More than likely it's not the clutch at all. It could be a bent shift fork or the gear dogs (little teeth on the sides of the gear that engage the next gear) have become rounded. Either way the only way to fix them is to open up the engine and replace parts.
As far as the brakes if you don't know what you are doing the best advice is to take it to some one that does. No offense, I just mean that they are critical and should be dealt with by someone knowledgeable.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:33 PM   #3
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I plan on taking it to Patrick, my main concern is if the front brake will lock up at all and how bad is it to ride the bike in its current state?

I'd also like to know how to replace my brakes anyway so i can fix this problem myself.
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I plan on taking it to Patrick, my main concern is if the front brake will lock up at all and how bad is it to ride the bike in its current state?

I'd also like to know how to replace my brakes anyway so i can fix this problem myself.
take it to pat and ask him, nice guy, when do you plan on going?
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Yea, he knows me and my blue debagged 250. Hopefully it wont rain this thursday so i can see what he says.
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too much brake fluid? I dunno; just a guess but i have heard of similar issues being caused cause of it.
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debagged? you live in nw?
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too much brake fluid? I dunno; just a guess but i have heard of similar issues being caused cause of it.
i didnt know you could put in too much brake fluid
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i didnt know you could put in too much brake fluid
i dunno, i was reading some galfer rep talk about it... didn't read to much into it. Something along the lines if the resevoir was overfilled the fluid could expand and cause pressure in the line(causing the brakes to be applied)
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i dunno, i was reading some galfer rep talk about it... didn't read to much into it. Something along the lines if the resevoir was overfilled the fluid could expand and cause pressure in the line(causing the brakes to be applied)
good to know right there, i know it can be screwy if there is air in the lines
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i dont know what to say, ive never seen that before
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thats what i thought too, could be just excessive air, but it only has 3500 miles. It would suck if the lines were leaking.
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thats what i thought too, could be just excessive air, but it only has 3500 miles. It would suck if the lines were leaking.
i dont see why they would be, its not like your hard on the bike, well you could be, but i doubt you use the brakes like that(really hard)
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i dont use them hard, i just cruise to a stop every time. I'll have to wait until thursday then, i just hate not knowing whats wrong with it. I'm sure a brake system like this is no different then a car, yet i dont know why its like this.
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i dont use them hard, i just cruise to a stop every time. I'll have to wait until thursday then, i just hate not knowing whats wrong with it. I'm sure a brake system like this is no different then a car, yet i dont know why its like this.
im not a brake kinda guy, otherwise id help, pat is gonna be your hero though
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Looks normal from the pics. Does the bike roll easily?
If you can, bring it by and I'll check it real quick.
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my brakes look like that too ... I can hear a scraping sound when rolling ... something I've been wanting Patrick to take a look at ... when I find the time to ride all the way up there.
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