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PostSubject: Click, when I pull the front break.   Click, when I pull the front break. I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2019 4:45 pm

Afternoon,
When I get on the sw and use the front brake for the 1st time in the morning, or if i haven't driven it in a few hours, as soon as i pull the right level to brake i heard a click. Just one time, it's sound like the brake pad is stuck for a split second. Any tips would be great.

Sean in S.Florida
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PostSubject: Re: Click, when I pull the front break.   Click, when I pull the front break. I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2019 7:47 am

I would assume this is from the micro-switch that operates the brake light. Perhaps it is sticking a bit? You might pick up some electronic cleaner spray at an auto parts store and try that. My turn signal switch sticks sometimes and a shot of the above straightens it right out. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Click, when I pull the front break.   Click, when I pull the front break. I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2019 1:10 pm

Sean,

Is this a sticky brake lever that clicks as you squeeze harder? Mine has been doing this and the next thing to clear up. It is almost like that described recently where harder squeezing can suddenly give a really sudden hard breaking of the front wheel. If it is not this likely Glenn has nailed the problem. God Bless your great hearing.

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PostSubject: Re: Click, when I pull the front break.   Click, when I pull the front break. I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2019 5:47 pm

Piston in front caliper is not fully retracting.

Remove the brake pads, clean the pistons & dust seals with brake cleaner, push the pistons back into the caliper body. S L O W L Y squeeze the front lever so that the pistons extend 1/2" or so (you do not want the pistons to come out of the caliper completely). Do the brake cleaner thing again. Push the pistons back into the body. Then squeeze the lever again to extend the pistons. Repeat a couple of times.

You'll probably need a C-clamp and one brake pad to push the pistons back into the caliper.

While you have the caliper off clean & lube the pad clips and the pins.

Easy peasy.

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PostSubject: Re: Click, when I pull the front break.   Click, when I pull the front break. I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2019 6:54 pm

Solved my "problem" with the sticky front break lever the easy way. A few shots of WD-40 on either side of the lever at the pivot pin did the trick. Followed this with a few drops of oil. Heck ... even can hear the single click that started this thread. I would bet this is the mirco switch for the break light.

However ... I will soon be following Tim's suggestion for cleaning the caliper and pistons. Nearly need new pads anyway. Thanks for the details Tim.

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Click, when I pull the front break.   Click, when I pull the front break. I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2019 7:52 pm

"However ... I will soon be following Tim's suggestion for cleaning the caliper and pistons."

I copied and saved the brake cleaning tips in my Silver Wing maintenance doc. Very helpful, Tim, as always. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Click, when I pull the front break.   Click, when I pull the front break. I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 20, 2019 2:14 pm

Tim, I just read your easy fix about freeing the pistons. Would brake cleaner clean so well that the piston walls end up dry instead of having a slight amount of lubricant (brake fluid)? Maybe I'll try this and see if my pistons keep from hanging up. Another thing when you squeeze the front brakes ,are the large pistons supposed to move equally?
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PostSubject: Re: Click, when I pull the front break.   Click, when I pull the front break. I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2019 3:02 pm

Just a little update on my dragging pads. After six times of removing caliper and cleaning outside I decided to take my old (Honda pads) clean with brake cleaner and a little sanding on flat surface reinstalled now after applying brakes no more dragging. It seems the newer pads(Sixty organic semi-metallic) didn't allow pistons to get past a certain point thus causing drag. Further down the road the caliper will need a complete do-over.
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