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BMW4VWW 01-27-2003 02:19 PM

Re: CBR 929 Front brakes are sticking after tire change
 
Note to Anonymous: Put the spacers back on like they came off! VWW

merv 01-27-2003 02:28 PM

Re: CBR 929 Front brakes are sticking after tire change
 
Agreed. Put them back as they were. if you can't remember then perhaps you shouldn't have worked on your own bike. Given the bike has floating calipers that will handle a degree of lateral movement, if they are now jamming it must be obvious which way the spacers should have gone in.



Cheers

Merv.

merv 01-27-2003 02:32 PM

Re: CBR 929 Front brakes are sticking after tire change
 
p.s. I should have added, if they are jamming then the wheel has been moved out of line and you'll now have a 929 with dud wheel alignment. So you gotta put the wheel back where it oughta be by changing the spacers - don't do something silly like trying to move the calipers to fit the new wheel position. Otherwise if you can't figure it out, MO's advice stands - get your dealer to fix it.



Cheers

Merv.

obandoj 01-27-2003 02:55 PM

Re: CBR 929 Front brakes are sticking after tire change
 
Lets hope you ride better than you wrench.

TheFox 01-27-2003 05:04 PM

Re: CBR 929 Front brakes are sticking after tire change
 
Hey, let's lay off the guy. It's easy to make a simple mistake. I applaud him for at least making the attempt and then looking for help rather than just saying,"Screw it, I give up, I'll let the dealer do it.". He's got some follow through/



There are a lot of us out there just learning to work on our stuff.



--The Fox

sqidbait 01-27-2003 05:42 PM

Re: CBR 929 Front brakes are sticking after tire change
 
Time for a show of hands: how many people trust their dealer to work on their bike properly? And not to rush it, or assign it to a junior mechanic making $10/hour?



I remember when one dealer overfilled the oil majorly after a service... it was fun syringing the excess out the filler hole.



I wonder if they did the valve adjust properly, eh?



-- Michael








gooseman_1 01-27-2003 06:48 PM

Re: CBR 929 Front brakes are sticking after tire change
 
I agree 100% It's a simple mistake and easy to make. I'm new to this myself, but also try to do all my own work. I've done engine+tranny rebuilds on cars and never had one in for service, so why start with my bike if I can help it. Besides, most dealers/shops rush (read 'suck') and all charge WAY to much.



He's smart to ask for help. There are some extremely knowledgeable folks on the boards here who might be able to help. Either way, he'll have learned from his mistake. Good luck!

MrDeadeye 01-27-2003 08:12 PM

Re: CBR 929 Front brakes are sticking after tire change
 
If you stick with a factory certified mechanic at a real dealership, you should be OK. If the factory guy screws up your bike, at least you have a chance to hold the dealership or manufacturer accountable to make it right.



I remember a friend of mine who tried to save a few bucks by getting his Harley serviced at a mom & pop bike shop instead of the dealership. They dropped his new Softtail off a lift and then refused to repair the damage they caused using genuine Harley parts because the "factory parts were too expensive"!


bigwind1000 01-28-2003 01:45 AM

Re: CBR 929 Front brakes are sticking after tire change
 
give the guy a chance. i am 51 years old and do all my bike repairs. i have made a few mistakes over the years, but i just can"t drop my bike off at a dealer and later pick it up and ride away full of confidence. my advice, get a repair manual, and double check your work.

blkbrdxx 01-28-2003 01:50 AM

Re: CBR 929 Front brakes are sticking after tire change
 
Buy a Honda repair manual and very carefully go back over your work. We've all made mistakes. That will be a lesson you will never forget.


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