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Binding front brake


alexanderfoti
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Hi all




My front brakes are binding. I changed the pads (as they were very low) and replaced the fluid but this did not help.


I pushed the pistons in using a c clamp with plastic cups, replaced the brake fluid, and the calipers are still binding!


I am thinking a bit of dirt or grime is stuck between the brake seals, meaning I need to change them.


Thoughts?

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Sounds to me like they need a strip down remove the reals clean behind them clean pistons and put them back together


Unless they are on slides and they are sticking

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Personally if I were stripping the callipers to clean them I'd put new seals in.....and I'd clean and polish them....and replace all the screws with nice shiney ones.......but then I'm a bit OCD anyway..... :wink:

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They are not playing up mate. Pistons bind when they are not kept clean! They are easily ignored , but they cause problems without regular maintenance. If you remove pads occasionally, clean pistons, grease with red rubber grease, push back in and refit pads , you should be OK. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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But if you ride in all weathers that salt and crud can really b*gger the brakes up. Strangely lack of use can also be more harmfull than regular use. And binding callipers can cause the disk to overheat and warp it.....

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Definitely Alan...... it's brakes that often get overlooked when doing maintenance unless it's a pad change. Worth taking an old toothbrush to the exposed parts of the pistons every now and then.....just to stop the build-up of crud and corrosion as well as keeping the guide pins clean and slightly greased (copper Grease obviously....and the merest smear too)

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I had a similar problem when I first got my bike,one of the pistons wasn't seated squarely. I also use emery cloth on pad retaining slider/pins ,they can get little grooves forming from wear and tear. Sound advice with the cleaning,red grease and copperslip though.I do mine every other month.

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  • 2 months later...

I did end up removing the pistons, cleaning the seal grooves, fitting new seals and thoroughly cleaning the pistons, they were caked in corrosion! bloody salt on the roads, only 2 years old as well.

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