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post #1 of 7 Old 10-09-2007, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Front calipers dragging

At low speeds I can almost always hear the front brakes dragging a little after a hard brake. Is there a way to adjust these out a little, or do I need to disassemble both calipers and clean up the pistons?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-09-2007, 11:50 AM
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Have you recently removed the front wheel?

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I've never removed the front wheel. I'm currently removing the rear wheel to do a 520 conversion though.

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if it's never been impacted in any way then the best I can offer is what you already stated. Clean them up and make sure the pistons are not binding in the calipers.

A little bit of drag is normal but the wheel should rotate freely.

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-09-2007, 12:18 PM
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if it's never been impacted in any way then the best I can offer is what you already stated. Clean them up and make sure the pistons are not binding in the calipers.

A little bit of drag is normal but the wheel should rotate freely.
+1. Just like RC90 on a Saturday night, there's always a little drag.

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Perfectly Normal

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-09-2007, 05:11 PM
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once a human, and an american one at that, messes with the brakes they'll be worse than before.

brake noises are normal. leave it alone, and don't mess up the fine work that Soichiro's boys have done.

there is no lube or adjustment of brake calipers. sortof...

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