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When releasing the front brake should the handle snap back to the original position quickly? Mine is sluggish getting back to the original position. Not terrible, but snapping back.

Is this normal for this bike? Since I have nothing to compare it to I thought I could get a few quick responses.

The only thing I could think of would be the spring in the master cylinded being weak.

JM Wolfe
 

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Mine pops back nice and fast, no dragging or holding back. It might be an idea to check the pivot for corrosion.
 

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JM, Your front master may be near needing rebuilt. I had an 1100 Yamaha that spent the summer outside covered with a motorcycle cover before I bought it. The heat from the sun cooked the brake fluid and it had the same sluggish feel. I came across another master cylinder and never took the old one apart to see what was failing.
There's a good chance it will fail when you need it the most!!
 

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Thanks all

I have bled the system and the braking has improved, but the lever is still sluggish on return. I am kinda leaning toward a rebuild. I will post the results.

Thanks

JM
 
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