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Re: [ST] Front Brake Difference
- Subject: Re: [ST] Front Brake Difference
- From: George K <gkeslin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 19:12:16 -0600
One thing that may help too is putting teflon tape on the bleeder
valves. It helped out on a friend's 2003 S3. I did it on my 2002 ST
and it seemed to help there too.
Bil Swartz wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Nov 2006, Alderman, John E wrote:
>> So what happened? Something must have changed along the way.
> Dirt and brake dust built up along the way keeping your pistons from
> working optimally. And/or you have air or moisture in your lines?
> I'm not sure how long you've been a liSTer John, but the procedure for
> bleeding and cleaning the pots is in the archive a few times I'm sure.
> You basically want to unbolt one caliper, use a paint stir stick or
> similar between the pads to keep the pots from squeezing too far out when
> you pump the lever a couple of times to get 'em to come out some, then
> spray brake cleaner behind the pads around the pots to clean 'em up. An
> old tooth brush helps too. Take care not to get gook on your pad
> surfaces. Squeez the pads/pots back into the caliper and remount, repeat
> for the other side. Finish up by flushing/bleeding the system with some
> fresh fluid and I think you'll be happy for another 5-7k miles.
> I've also discovered this periodic maintenance item isn't just something
> use trumpet owners need to do, both Hondas in the stable responded
> similarly to the process so I'd think this affects all bikes.
> FWIW, HIH, YMMV, SDA, yada yada yada.
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