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Brake dragging?

I installed a set of HH pads a couple of weeks ago (400mi) and am experiencing some brake dragging now, It was not dragging a bit with the stock pads at all. When I changed em i did not go into the hyd. system, just pushed the pistons in with my fingers with no problems. The front tire will not turn a whole revolution with the tire off the ground now and makes a high pitched whine when riding. I took the pads back out today and re-cleaned the pins and parts and made sure the pads or calipers were not in a bind. I also bled the brakes with no change.

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Re: Brake dragging?

Was the front tire off at the same time you swapped out the pads? I seen the brakes drag due to slight misalignment of the front axle.
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Re: Brake dragging?

Also, are you rotors groved at all?
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Re: Brake dragging?

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Was the front tire off at the same time you swapped out the pads? I seen the brakes drag due to slight misalignment of the front axle.
No the tire has been on since late last summer.

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Also, are you rotors groved at all?
No groves at all, only 8,700mi on the bike.

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Re: Brake dragging?

Did you take the front wheel off at the same time. I had a mate take his 929 front wheel off, put the spacers on the wrong side it would cause the brakes to drag.




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Re: Brake dragging?

Even though you didn't have the front wheel off, try this: Put it up on rear and front stands. Loosen the axle and the pinch bolts on both sides. Tighten the axle bolt and the pinch bolts on the same side (rider's right). Spin the wheel and hit the brakes, do this a few times. Take the bike off of the front stand and bounce it a bit. Tighten the left side pinch bolts. Put it back up on the front stand and see if it's better. My wheel only turns maybe 2 rotations.
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Re: Brake dragging?

This is a common problem with the EBC HH pads, as they are slightly thicker than OEM when new.
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Re: Brake dragging?

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This is a common problem with the EBC HH pads, as they are slightly thicker than OEM when new.
Is that part of the reason for the recommended break in period or is that for something else?
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Re: Brake dragging?

also make sure u havent over filled the master cylinder as well otherwise the piston wont go back in after you press the brake lever since theres no where for the fluid to go.
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Re: Brake dragging?

Did you clean the pistons off before you pushed them back into the calipers?? If not...you could have forced a bunch of crap into the seal area around the pistons that is preventing them from backing odd the rotors a bit when the lever is released..
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Re: Brake dragging?

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Is that part of the reason for the recommended break in period or is that for something else?
The break in period is for bedding the material into the rotors. HH and similar sintered pads will glaze if they are put to full use before bedding in the material, especially if they are replacing another type (ie: organic or CF) of pad. Usually it's a good idea to bead blast the rotors if you are switching pad material to keep the old stuff from contaminating the new pads.
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Re: Brake dragging?

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Did you clean the pistons off before you pushed them back into the calipers?? If not...you could have forced a bunch of crap into the seal area around the pistons that is preventing them from backing odd the rotors a bit when the lever is released..
This is what most often happens. You get all that crap in there and the pistons won't retract slightly after you release the brake.

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