Front brakes binding

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woody194
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Front brakes binding

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Just bled the front brakes with no problem but the brakes seem to be binding

Callipers have been rebuilt with stainless pistons and new seals running hel brake lines and silicon fluid

I've removed the pads and checked them all seem OK ( not new pads )

Remove and refitted the sliding pins they seemed OK

I think its to do the front wheel fitment the manual talks about checking the clearance between the disc face and the calliper carrier on the left side which I,ve done ( I think it's OK but not sure )

Does anybody have any tips for checking / fitting the front wheel to to keep the spacing correct?

Any other help / ideas would be appreciated

Stu
Stu

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Channel Hopper
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Re: Front brakes binding

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Remove the pads from the calipers and refit them, just to verify nothing else in the front end is touching the discs on either side.

Is it a bog standard fork/wheel, and are the discs original Honda fitment ?

woody194
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Re: Front brakes binding

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Hi channel hopper

Fitted new pad but still the same, if you back the pistons off the wheel spins fine
it's can only be piston role back or wheel alignment i think
the pistons are new so I'm a bit lost now

have any body had problem with fitting / calling the front wheel ?
Stu

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j.shaw
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Re: Front brakes binding

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H Woody. Could it be the stainless pistons instead of the chrome plated ones. Some stainless can have a surprising rough surface. Did you use a good rubber grease on the piston seals? It would give a similar effect to pistons binding. Cheers Jeff

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Re: Front brakes binding

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Thanks Jeff

I'll check and see I guest I could do with a push in forces for the pistons

I'll ask some of the brakes design guys at work for some ideas
Stu

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EdUK
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Re: Front brakes binding

Post by EdUK »

When mine played me up it was the pins that the caliper slides on - they were in a shocking state but responded really well to a soak in a jam jar in vinegar before reassembling. if the caliper is unable to move to and fro then it tends to stick on.

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