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 Post subject: Bad Brakes... Help.
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:32 am 
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Guys,

The brakes on my '96 250 FT are terrible. The back brake is non-existent and the front brake is terrible as well. I'd really like to sort them out.

Can anyone advise what to change?

I was going to change the pads and brake fluid in a few days. Is it worth changing the discs as well?

What about changing the rear brake master cylinder?

http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/honda/cb_25 ... _cylinder/

and also rebuilding the front brake master cylinder?

http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/honda/cb_25 ... r_-_front/

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Matt.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad Brakes... Help.
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:30 am 
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Can you post pictures of the front and rear rotors


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 Post subject: Re: Bad Brakes... Help.
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:36 am 
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Take it one step at a time. Change the pads and brake fluid first. This may improve brake response quite a bit.
As for the discs... yes, take some detail photos and post them here, if you are not quite sure. Someone here might be able to help.

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 Post subject: Re: Bad Brakes... Help.
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:38 am 
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rub the disc with your fingers and see if its oily first... then check pads (replace if required), then check if the brake pistons work fine, give them a good clean up... it should get better by now.
If it still has not check brake lines for cracks n leaks... next, change brake oil.

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 Post subject: Re: Bad Brakes... Help.
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:04 am 
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Thanks for the feedback.

I'm going to change the pads and the brake fluid at the same time. I will also decrease and clean the brake discs.

I'm just waiting for my speed-bleeder bag to arrive. :)

Cheers,
Matt.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad Brakes... Help.
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:33 am 
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are you gonna use dot 4 or dot 3?

they say dot 4 is the way to go...


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 Post subject: Re: Bad Brakes... Help.
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:22 am 
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I'll have to see what is available in the shops here. Choice can be limited. I'm sure they will have DOT4.

I think anything will be better than the current brake fluid - it's probably as old as the bike - 16 years! :pissed


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