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MP3 500 sat in a temp. controlled garage for about 1 year. The emergency brake is loose - never used anyway, and the rear wheel is super tough to turn.
The brake lever is very stiff and hardly moves.
Greatly appreciate your suggestions, please.
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The regular handlebar brake and the parking braked are separate systems. They each have a separate caliper on the back. Which one is stuck?
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Hi thanks for responding, and the issue is with the regular brake lever on the handlebar.
The lever is tight against the hydraulic housing which seems strange.
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Well, I'd start with the pivot pin for the lever to see if that is free. Then you'll have to check if the piston in the master cylinder is moving. Would be a very rare occurrence for it to be stuck, but you never know.
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Spread the brake pads with a screw driver to see if the piston is stuck in the caliper
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Good ideas, thanks.

BTW Where is the master cylinder located ?
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The mastercylinder is on the handlebar, the lever pushes the piston directly
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Ah!

Gotcha...Thanks
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