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Tin
08-24-2016, 04:50 PM
Hey guys, I just notice that the break pads on the left caliper is really worn out to probably 10% left. On my right caliper, the inner pad is much more worn out, almost half the size of the outer one. Any ideas why and how to fix? There is no leak and these brake pads were installed 5k miles ago. Thanks for the help!

Joey Lawrence
08-24-2016, 06:08 PM
How in the shit did you burn out pads that quick on the street.

Anyway. A caliper is probably sticking.
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zx6r
08-24-2016, 06:14 PM
Put it up on stands and see if the wheel spins free.
Chances are it won't.
If both calipers are grabbing I'd look at the master. (Do you have aftermarket levers?)
If you remove one caliper and it spins then you may have just one bad caliper.

Linus
08-24-2016, 07:18 PM
Grease the slides?

Tin
08-24-2016, 07:19 PM
Put it up on stands and see if the wheel spins free.
Chances are it won't.
If both calipers are grabbing I'd look at the master. (Do you have aftermarket levers?)
If you remove one caliper and it spins then you may have just one bad caliper.

both calipers are grabbing and yes I do have after market levers on.

Tin
08-24-2016, 07:21 PM
How in the shit did you burn out pads that quick on the street.

Anyway. A caliper is probably sticking.
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Probably messed something up when I replace them haha and yeah both of the calipers are grabbing the rotor

ninja fruit
08-24-2016, 08:12 PM
its probably cause you touch yourself at night and this is gods way of punishing you

CamaroJockey
08-24-2016, 10:13 PM
Surely both calipers are working, or the bike wouldn't stop. But id be willing to bet that the pistons on one side are not returning once you release the lever. Rebuild the calipers. Rebuild kits are cheap, and it's a good learning experience of how your brakes work

Tin
08-24-2016, 10:20 PM
Surely both calipers are working, or the bike wouldn't stop. But id be willing to bet that the pistons on one side are not returning once you release the lever. Rebuild the calipers. Rebuild kits are cheap, and it's a good learning experience of how your brakes work

Just watched a couple videos on how to do it but I'm still gonna double check the manual on the how to steps. Thanks a bunch!

ninja fruit
08-24-2016, 10:35 PM
Fuck you noel

Matty
08-25-2016, 06:31 AM
Grease the rotors

Matty
08-25-2016, 06:32 AM
:twofinger:

ninja fruit
08-25-2016, 06:46 AM
Only usefully advice in this thread

The Magician
08-25-2016, 07:36 AM
it's easy enough to remove the calipers, pistons, clean the springs and pins and the pistons/bores, then reassemble with new fluid. if you have a m/c problem, you 'll know.. but I've noticed poor braking performance and uneven pad wear when the caliper pistons get crudded up from normal use and can no longer travel their full distance.

xsiliconkid
08-25-2016, 03:56 PM
TIP
whenever you change worn Pads.
Before you push the pistons back in - use silicon spray (not brake cleaner or WD40) With a toothbrush spray around the pistons and scrub pistons with the tooth-brush then flush the brake gunk away.
Best done by removing the caliper from its mount.

Tin
08-25-2016, 08:25 PM
TIP
whenever you change worn Pads.
Before you push the pistons back in - use silicon spray (not brake cleaner or WD40) With a toothbrush spray around the pistons and scrub pistons with the tooth-brush then flush the brake gunk away.
Best done by removing the caliper from its mount.

That's exactly what I didn't do when I change my old break pads. Probably pushed all that dust in there which cause the piston to stick and not retracting. Thanks for the advice!