10-11-2003, 02:52 AM
so i am getting the bike back together and just put on new forks, front wheel, and the braking system. all is on and tightened up. looks and feels good other than the fact that the wheel isnt spinning freely. this is my first time having done this, so i am sure it has to be something about the way i filled the brake system and bled it. i did push the pistons all the way into the calipers before mounting, but then the pads werent contacting the discs when squeezing the brake. so i pumped the brake till it was grabbing and topped and capped the resivoir. brakes work like a champ, but they are obviously not backing all the way off the disc when released. whats up? http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
10-11-2003, 04:28 AM
If you fill up the resivior too much, the brake fluid has nowhere to go when the brakes are released. Make sure it's not above the Max mark.
10-11-2003, 06:40 AM
The brakes will drag a little, but if its alot, I'd check the fluid level. http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif
a warped rotor maybe? It's easy to do, especially when changing tires, by putting a little pressure on the disc and warping it by more than the 5 thou spec. Don't ask me how I know. You'll need a dial gauge to measure the run-out of the disc.
10-11-2003, 09:35 PM
This is what a dealer told me to do after this happen to me, loossen the front pinch bolts on teh nut side, spin the whhel ashard as you can and grab the brake hard do this a few times. I did this and nothing happen but after I went for a ride the front was back to normal, I had the same probelm as you and it was caused by the same reason.