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Front Brakes start dragging

OK here is my problem. I adjusted the front brake lever (to soft) on my 96 cbr 900rr and it felt fine. I got about 5 miles down the road and there was no play in it. Before I could find a place to pull over the front brakes got so hot they were smoking! I got the lever backed off and all seamed OK,but it is not.

Now I can start out with the lever just about to touch the grip and after a couple miles it looses it's free play and the brakes start to drag bad. Before I made the first adjustment they were working fine,just to much free play,should have left them alone! Any Ideas?

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Re: Front Brakes start dragging

You must make shure the pistons in the brake calipers are able to move freely.
How to do this is described in details in this Do It Yourself article which is for Honda CBF1000A 2007, but the same principles apply for Fireblades:
Brake Pads - Front, Replacement - CBF1000A DIY

:-) ... Fred
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