Front Wheel Drag....Thoughts??




#1
Howdy all,

Since buying my 06 busa last year, I have noticed the front wheel dragging somewhat. After removing the front wheel to put on a new tire, I have noticed it dragging a bit more. It would spin some with a bit of inertia though. I have just put new pads on (after having the master cyl opened and removing some fluid) and now I can turn the wheel, but it does not spin freely. It stops soon after I let go. Note, the previous owner has laid the bike down a couple times.

What could be causing this? How much spin should I get out of a front wheel? Is it safe to ride with a stiff front wheel? I can still move it around, just not so easily when pushing it uphill....I am short!

EDIT: Wheel spins forever and freely without calipers on. Drag is mostly in the clutch side caliper...

Alex
 
#3
From my experience, the front will only spin 1-2 rotations, especially with new pads. I have read many threads making the same claim.
 

GIXERHP

ok, ok...just a wee bit Irish...
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#5
Clean the caliper piston's that are exposed under the brake pads, the built up brake dust is not allowing the the piston's to completely retract
 

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