Hot Rear Brakes

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    1K9 Big Cruisers 4 Me

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    My 2007 Classic has the case of the hot rear brakes. I mean piping hot after a short ride. Took the caliper off and made sure there was play in the guide peg. Re-torqued everything and went back out. Same problem. If I lift the bike the wheel seems to spin easy.

    If I was going downhill on the hills Im sure they would get extremely hot. Perhaps unsafe hot. Any suggestions?
     
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    EasTexRIII Uneasy Rider

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    @Rocket Scientist had the same problem with his - PM him

    I hope he doesn't say you hafta run over a deer to fix it o_O
     
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    Thank you Brother. If that's the fix, Ill let'em burn
     
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    FE_rex Bob Wills is still the King

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    stupid question. Level is not too full in master?
     
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    WyldCFH Loud @ss SuperDuke R

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    Make sure you aren't accidentally leaving your foot on the pedal.

    If that is not it, could be a bad brake line holding pressure and not releasing before you apply the brakes again, which of course puts the pressure back on...
     
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    Ill just open the bleed valve and see if the line is clear. Iv done everything else I can think about.
     
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    Have not checked it since I bled the lines about a year. ago. It's time to do that so Ill try that. When the tire is in the air it spins OK.
     
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    Sometimes a piece of dirt might occlude the line.
    Not riding with the rear brake on. Will bleed the lines tomorrow and see. Otherwise will remover the caliper and clean it well. Lets ride Saturday or Sunday.
     
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    warp9.9 Pocałuj mnie w dupę

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    Before you bleed them fully colapse the pistons and pump them out a couple times.
     
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    Yeah. I was going to get some brake cleaner and spray it down good with the pads off. Can I pump them till they stop or will they pop out?
     
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