rear brakes

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Painter61, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Painter61

    Painter61 Member

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    06 sportster custom rear brakes some times grab well and some times I have to press harder to get them to grab ,have new pads tried too bleed them and still when start bike and go they grab then as I ride I get more play in them any suggestions
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. kennyw

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    hi had same problem with my 05 sporty custom,changed pads,new pad pins & new brake fluid cleaned caliper worked fine then suddenly had to push pedal harder to make them work,another bleed & they were ok,i am just waiting for parts to do master cylinder rebuild due to one of the seals splitting,
    ride safe
     
  4. Admiral Nelson

    Admiral Nelson Banned

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    Remove the calliper and take out the brake pads. Scrub the pads (both sides) pins and the calliper with hot soapy water. Make sure the piston is moving in and out freely. Put a piece of carpet or softwood in place to stop pushing the piston completely out. Copper grease the piston and push back in. Copper grease the back of the pads and the pins and reassemble. Torque the mounting bolts to the correct tension. You should find a marked improvement.