Terrifying Rear Break Issue
Hello friends. 3 year reader, first time poster. I'd like to engage your help in trying to figure out what the HELL is going on.
Three weeks ago I had my 919 inspected and had the oil changed after a busy summer of a lot of sitting. Last Sunday it was a gorgeous 55 degree day in Atlanta, GA. I decided to go out for a ride. I pulls up to the stop sign just out of my driveway. A small SUV arrived at the 4 way stop about the same time. They waved me on and I turned left in front of the SUV. Traveling up a steep hill,feeling some unusual and strange resistance, I lifted on the throttle and was shocked as the 919 came to a sudden stop. I dropped the clutch and as I realized some force outside of my control was bringing me to a stop, I tried moving across our typically quiet street to get out of the way from the SUV I knew was following me. I came to an abrupt haut in the middle of the street as of an emergency break was applied. I was nearly hit by the SUV.
I was able, after some struggle, to get turned around and headed back to the house to put an end to the short and bitter ride. I did some searching and found people suggesting to wash the clipper with break cleaner, pound with love via a rubber mallet and all should be well.
This Sunday I tried this fix and set out on another ride. To speed this story up, things went well for the first hour and then I locked up in the middle of a much busier road than the last time. Finally was able to rock into a slightly freeer position, dropped the cluch and basically revved through the break lock to move to safety. Pounded on the caliper and went along fine for the rest of the ride.