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Offline richard

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Excessive front brake drag
« on: January 01, 2016, 11:19:31 PM »
So I finally got the old girl running pretty good but it seems like the front brake drags a lot. If I spin the front wheel it barely turns. I have replaced the brake master cylinder after the original died. Then I was going to rebuild the caliper but when I took it apart the cylinders were pitted so I just bought a rebuilt one from Mikes XS, which is also where I got the rebuilt master cylinder I believe. So the only other thing that's different is I have a Venhill brake line on it and bypassed the brake switch. Any thoughts?
1973 TX500, Mikuni VM32 carbs, K&N cone filters

Offline dave835

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Re: Excessive front brake drag
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2016, 01:46:34 AM »
Sounds like you can count on fresh moving parts in your brake . Check to make sure your caliper is centered over
your disc . I have seen this problem , when I reversed my forks to put the caliper behind the fork . Also make surie you
have free play between the brake lever and master cyl. piston . if the master is not allowed to release fully it will hold some pressure on the brake , and will get worse as the fluid heats and expands .
     Hope this helps !