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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2010, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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My Front Brakes Locked Up!!! Why???

I was going about 25 mph the other day when my front brakes started to grab...eventually they grabbed harder and harder until I had to stop...my front brake lever was hard as a rock and after a couple guys helped me take it off the road I broke out the tool bag and released the pressure from the calipers via the bleed valves so I could ride it back home within a quarter mile...While I was releasing the pressure I noticed my front brake lever would only go in about halfway before hitting some kind of a stop and would not go any further...What gives? Why did it do this? Do I need to bleed my brakes, change brake fluid, pads, etc?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2010, 09:00 PM
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Re: My Front Brakes Locked Up!!! Why???

Clean calipers, remove pistons clean them, replace o-rings, flush brake fluid.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2010, 10:37 PM
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Re: My Front Brakes Locked Up!!! Why???

Yup same thing happened to me, i did the listed above n never have seen a problem since then.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 03:59 PM
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Re: My Front Brakes Locked Up!!! Why???

air getting into the system?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 10:30 PM
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Re: My Front Brakes Locked Up!!! Why???

Aftermarket levers making the brake hang just a touch and boiling fluid?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 02:14 AM
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Re: My Front Brakes Locked Up!!! Why???

I had stock levers when this happened to me.
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