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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Front Wheel Doesn't Spin Freely

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I'm racking my brain on this one. Took the front wheel to replace some things after a lowside (clip ons); I reinstalled everything, got the wheel spacers on right and everything (I think) and went for a ride. Felt weird. Came back, put it back on stands and spun the front tire. Didn't spin freely. Felt like it was dragging on the pads (have Vesrah RJLs). So, I took the calipers off to see if the axle was aligned and spun the wheel again. It spun true. So, I think it's a caliper thing. Thoughts? Pads are virtually brand new. Only about 1.5 hours of track time before I hit the dirt. First time riding since it went down.

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Ive always noticed my pads dragging on my rotor, but it got WAY more pronounced recently after I had my front tire replaced. Some drag is normal, but if its prohibitive to your front tire rotation, I would squeeze the pads/pistons back into the cylinders a little, then bleed and get the brake pads to grab the rotor again and see if the problem goes away.

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Did you maybe bend your caliper mounts in your low side enough to cause the drag? Or your forks got bent?
That's all I can think of.

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I don't think so. Like I said, without the calipers on there, the wheel spins perfect with no hesitation. In fact, it spins as if there's no friction whatsoever. It keeps going and going. Last night, I cleaned up the calipers and thought maybe I had shoved some gunk into the cylinder when I pushed back the pad installing them. Spun freely last night with the calipers on, so I hope that's the cause, but I haven't pumped the brakes yet. I think it's calling for a brake bleed.

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