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Old 10-02-2008, 01:41 PM   #11
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It also sounds like a classic case of the front-brake master cylinder being overfilled.

I'd bet when they installed your new pads at the shop, they just pushed the pistons back-into the calipers, threw the new pads on there, slapped it all back-together and said "there you go".

No fresh fluid, no bleed, no piston cleaning; no nothin'.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:44 PM   #12
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:46 PM   #13
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well the fluild is fill right to the top what do you lot think best thing to do take back to the garage or run it in for a couple of days
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:48 PM   #14
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the bike is only is only 20 months old
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:48 PM   #15
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well the fluild is fill right to the top what do you lot think best thing to do take back to the garage or run it in for a couple of days
You can't ride it with the brakes getting red hot. Seriously. If the brakes are that hot for any length of time, they'll overheat the wheel bearings. That will cause the lube to fail, and the bearings to sieze. Best case you'll lowside when the rear locks up, worst case you'll do a 200' parabolic arc over the handlebars. Maybe you'll land in a convertible full of hotties, more likely you'll land in front of a UPS truck doing 50.

Take it back to the shop and tell them to fix it, now! You paid them, didn't you?
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:28 PM   #16
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well the fluild is fill right to the top what do you lot think best thing to do take back to the garage or run it in for a couple of days
I think that's your answer right there - there's a MAX FILL LINE that's cast-into the reservoir - it should not be higher than that. Brake fluid expands a bit when it gets hot.

You overfill it, get on the brakes hard once or twice; - the fluid gets hot and expands a bit, the expanded fluid then has no place to "go" so it pushes the pistons back out of the caliper, slightly applying the brakes - so, the brakes (and fluid with it) get HOTTER and expand MORE.......

You can see where this is going, I presume.

If you paid to have the brakes serviced, I'm not certain I'd go back to that shop - this is a SERIOUS safety-problem you have here. It's advisable to correct it or get someone that KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE DOING to correct it for you before riding the bike again. I'd hate to read your next post starting out "Well, AFTER the front brake locked up and I CRASHED, the Ambulance Personnel were very friendly................."
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:43 PM   #17
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The only way to be sure is to do the maintenance yourself. Get a factory shop manual and follow the directions.

There are some very good mechanics out there. There are also a lot of bad ones. Many of them are ex-cons and dopers. That's why I do any job that doesn't require a machine shop.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:01 AM   #18
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ta for your help i will get it sorted
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