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08-06-2016 07:16 PM
notacop Compressed air, make sure you use a thick shop rag for padding. You hurt yourself when it comes do i know that?
06-21-2016 10:51 AM
Nelsonmd For me this usually mean the piston is corroded or filthy and it needs to be cleaned.

If you are capable of bleeding the brakes, then you should take the caliper off, pull the pistons out and clean everything up, then reassemble and flush/bleed the fluid. Check the pistons and pots for rust or corrosion and clean that up too while you have it apart.

Also make sure you have the pad spring installed and that the brake pad pins are clean and the pads are able to slide on them.

Basically just take the caliper off and clean everything up... It may sound like alot but it really isn't bad. It can be annoying and difficult to get the pistons out, but compressed air can help there if you have it. If you can't get it, you can hold one piston in witha small c-lamp or something similar adn use the fluid to push it out, clean it up, re-install, then clamp that one in and force the other one out and repeat.
06-21-2016 10:04 AM
Mikeys Maybe try bleeding the brake? Nothing else I can think of unless something is loose/moving. If nothing else, that brake fluid had to get real hot. If you don't know how to bleed the brake, just ask.

Not to long ago there was a problem with their ABS but if I remember he could not stop???
06-21-2016 09:51 AM
greywolf There is no adjustment. Either you are riding with your foot on the pedal or something is wrong with the brake, such as a sticking piston.
06-21-2016 09:43 AM
Rear brake locking. Can I widen the gap between the brake pads and the disk?

Hi all,

I own a 2014 DL1000. I recently (past day or two) found that my bike was moving slower than normal. I would be coasting along, engage the clutch, and the bike seemed to be slowing down. Turns out that for some reason, the brake pads on the rear brake are in contact with the brake disk. This contact not only slows down my bike, but causes friction which causes the disk to heat up, expand, and cause further friction. The disk is getting so hot, that after a 20 min drive home, i tapped the brake disk with my finger to see how hot it was and it actually seared the leather on my glove. I've checked the brake fluid levels and they seem to be fine.

I booked an appointment with the local Suzuki dealership to get it looked at, but they can't take it for another two weeks.

Anyone know if there's a short quick fix to this? I've googled around looking at how to adjust the brakes, but all I'm getting is how to adjust the foot pedal height.


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