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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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need help with my brakes bad

It feels like my rear brakes are draging. I changed out my rear sets (pegs) and after I put them on they feel like my rear brake is draging pads on the disk. Can any one help me on this. The bike is an 04 f4i. Thanx
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It feels like my rear brakes are draging. I changed out my rear sets (pegs) and after I put them on they feel like my rear brake is draging pads on the disk. Can any one help me on this. The bike is an 04 f4i. Thanx
check your rear brake peddle adjustment.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 09:50 PM
 
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Secure the bike so the rear tire is off the ground, but it won't fall over. Spin the wheel to see if the pads, chain, or bearings make a noise. The rear brake pedal can be adjusted so the rod doesn't push on the master cylinder until the pedal is pushed.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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if you haven't done so, purchase a rear stand. put the bike in neutral and spin the rear. apply rear brake pressure while tire is spinning (still in neutral) to see when the pads start to catch.

other things to check:
caliper slide pins (should not be sticking)
bleed the brakes and completely replace the fluid (if fluid is dark, you may need to replace the lines).

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok how is the best way to adjust the push rod and how do i know it is right?

and the brakes are the only thing grapping. no noise from the hub or the chain.
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loosen the locking nuts and spin the rod to adjust.

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loosen the locking nuts and spin the rod to adjust.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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Clean your calipers. They probly need it anyway.



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ill try that and let you know about the out come

what is the best way to clean your calipers
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ill try that and let you know about the out come

what is the best way to clean your calipers
With biodegradable cleaner.



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