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front brake problem
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:17:06 AM »

Hey guys i need some opinions on a brake problem i may have.   I just installed sone new ebc pads on the front of my 02 zx6r. I didnt pay alot of attention before. But after i installed the new pads im only getting half to one full turn from my front wheel when i try to spin it.     I removed the calipers and took them apart and removed and cleaned the oistons when i installed the pads do i know there clean.  Could this be just because of the new pads since i havnt ridden it any since then.   Or do i need new caliper seals???
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Re: front brake problem
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 11:39:58 AM »

Start small bleed the system if still an issue. Check run out see if a rotor is warped.
Scotch Brite your rotors to get the old media out of them from old pads. After that we can diagnose each component if you are still having issues.


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Re: front brake problem
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 05:52:06 PM »

Ok Ruhe , went through and disassembled the calipers, bleed the system a few times. Cleaned the rotors and checked them for runout. All seemed well,  i sanded the rotors also, now i can get about 2.5 to 4 turns out of the front wheel,   is that about right??
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Re: front brake problem
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 05:26:20 AM »

How does the lever feel. So wheel turns 4 times then pressure builds to the point where the pads contact and stop the wheel? Did you just clean and replace seals or put new ones in?


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Re: front brake problem
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 07:41:37 PM »

lever feels good, applys brake about 1/4 way through and stops about an inch from the grip.    i just cleaned the seals and reinstalled,i didnt replace them.  I can hear the pads lightly touching the rotor as i spin the wheel. Basically starts out fast and slows down quickly stopping at about 3 revolutions.
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Re: front brake problem
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 09:48:56 PM »

Check you bearings. Only other thing I could think of would be seals. The design of the seal (roll back) helps pull the pots back and subsequently the pads but if it's just a very light scraping and wheel comes to a stop in 4 rotations I would see if one or both bearings are a little sticky.


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