the tire will not roll with one finger. as is said i spin it as hard as i can and it does not make one rotation.Yup, brake drag is a comman problem. Check for tire rub to rule that out as well. Your turning a few gears & a shaft so you will have a little resistance but not much. you should be able to roll that tire with 1 finger!
well got home and tried pulling my brake off and guess what? i guess i got a little drag because i can't get the brake off...it is so tight on the rotor.if your brakes are dragging you should be able to hear them rubbing & I think you might be able to see the pads now with some stuff out of the way.
If your caliper isnt hooped, it might just need cleaning where the pads slide on the caliper housing. The pads will not retract far away from the rotor, but the pressure from a brake application should drop to zero when the brake is released.
brake pedal is moving fine. brake works just is draggin. I got the brake off. I guess i will clean the pistons real good and push them in put new pad on and see if that frees it up.Is you brake pedal moving freely? No rust?These will get real hard to move , use some penetrating oil and work it up and down till it frees up.
My '08 does exactly the same thing. I have also noticed that I can't spin it more than one revolution before a ride. However after a ride I can spin it a couple of revolutions. I guess there is less drag after everything warms and loosens up. However I can hear the pads dragging in either case. I used to obsess about it but the roter is never hot so I don't worry much about it.When i have my 08 on the center stand, I spin the rear tire and it starts dragging after about a half rotation. Is there an adjustment to keep it from doing that?
Thanks for the advice. I may try that. There may be something else there but I hope it isn't corrosion as the bike is only 2 months off the showroom floor.clean the piston. there might be a ring of corrosion behind it not letting it retract. that should fix your problem! you can blow it out gently with compressed air.
well, it seemed to work. cleaned the piston, new pads and the tire is spinning much better than it was. now lets see if it helps the gas mileage.clean the piston. there might be a ring of corrosion behind it not letting it retract. that should fix your problem! you can blow it out gently with compressed air.