Originally Posted by Maytime
Anyone who knows about motorcycles, I'm in a bit of a bind (no pun intended).
I picked up an old Honda CB from a friend, and it was very hard to push. I removed the front wheel and found that the culprit was the front disc brake caliper, clamped down on the rotor. I checked the brake fluid in the reservoir located on the right handgrip, and it was a bit low. Is that the problem or is there something more serious?
Normally I would just go out and buy some brake fluid, but since I don't have the title to the bike (if it still exists), I'm hesitant to invest in it.
Thanks a bunch
Bleed the fluid out of the line...the caliper may have siezed due to a vaccuum bubble that got into the piston cylender. Bleed the line while refilling until there are no additional sputters in your fluid stream. Should do the trick.
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