Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:52 am

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MP3 - 500
Joined: 11 Jan 2009
Posts: 417
Location: Alabama, USA
 
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MP3 - 500
Joined: 11 Jan 2009
Posts: 417
Location: Alabama, USA
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:52 am linkquote
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.
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:29 am

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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 380
Location: Sayre, PA
 
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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 380
Location: Sayre, PA
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:29 am linkquote
The regular handlebar brake and the parking braked are separate systems. They each have a separate caliper on the back. Which one is stuck?
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:09 am

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MP3 - 500
Joined: 11 Jan 2009
Posts: 417
Location: Alabama, USA
 
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MP3 - 500
Joined: 11 Jan 2009
Posts: 417
Location: Alabama, USA
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:09 am linkquote
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.
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:56 pm

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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 380
Location: Sayre, PA
 
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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 380
Location: Sayre, PA
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:56 pm linkquote
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.
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:11 pm

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2020 Liberty 150, 2020 MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 195
Location: Reno
 
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2020 Liberty 150, 2020 MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 195
Location: Reno
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:11 pm linkquote
Spread the brake pads with a screw driver to see if the piston is stuck in the caliper
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:04 am

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MP3 - 500
Joined: 11 Jan 2009
Posts: 417
Location: Alabama, USA
 
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MP3 - 500
Joined: 11 Jan 2009
Posts: 417
Location: Alabama, USA
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:04 am linkquote
Good ideas, thanks.

BTW Where is the master cylinder located ?
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:14 am

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2020 Liberty 150, 2020 MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 195
Location: Reno
 
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2020 Liberty 150, 2020 MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 195
Location: Reno
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:14 am linkquote
The mastercylinder is on the handlebar, the lever pushes the piston directly
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:02 am

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MP3 - 500
Joined: 11 Jan 2009
Posts: 417
Location: Alabama, USA
 
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MP3 - 500
Joined: 11 Jan 2009
Posts: 417
Location: Alabama, USA
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:02 am linkquote
Ah!

Gotcha...Thanks
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