brake pads should normally ride approx 1 MM off the rotors, imbalance in things may kick them back out farther.
They live at `rest position` with fluid against the piston, ready to go instantly when pressure is applied,,not--fluid has to travel 1 inch before action.
Total movement of fluid forward and back -thru the line- when brakes used is MMs not inches
Above suggestions on lube the sliders and pivots is a good start, many bad things occur with stuck pins
Just thinking here
: What about the adjustment of brake pedal on-to its pivot? if its currently set with pedal high that would require more pedal movement until brake action. Moved up a few marks might resolve the free-play issue
I am using the shifter lever adjustment as a reference for that: moving lever up or down a tick to give the right position-meaning clearance for your boot
can the same thing be done on brake pedal?
Not willing to go lay under my bike right now to see~
Do ck the wheels with a slow manual spin- ck rim and rotors for runout displacing the pads, as noted by others
Do you remember-- it got HONDA pads? which are very thick, or EBC which are often used and half the thickness of hondas?
You may notice a large amount of caliper piston visible past its rubber boot- indicating the piston is displaced quite a bit = the thinner pads
Does that change the pedal = I dont know for sure so I am asking!
Im all for SS brake lines! Put them on my car = awesome!! You can watch the difference of old rubber line- being gently pumped up to bleed brakes and the line swells,,then the SS line which doesnt move at all.
Imagine how much pressure is lost under real life braking! With SS line you get full master cyl pressure all the way to the caliper,
Have you rebuilt the master to be safe and know thats not your pressure issue?
You have flushed the brake fluid with DOT4? iirc you already did that
Figured out which one to do first? tried both?
Tried burping the master cyl line connection? ie: the banjo fitting, air gets stuck there and no amount of bleeding calipers will fix it--
still have low pressure. Happened on clutch line for me~
Still liking the pedal adjustment theory here
I have ebc pads all around on standard 2 wheel 1500, with a disconcerting amount of pedal travel for my likes.
If anyone knows this adjustment Im thinking of... and know it works to make the brake action feel better
- please advise